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Hijacking / Cruise Ship #300754

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 08, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Long Branch, New Jersey) Efforts of hostage families to cope with hijacking of Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro featured; scenes shown. [Robert KANTOR - recalls parents' pre-cruise concern over terrorism.] Kantor's parents mentioned currently in Cairo; couple noted part of peer group that had made travel plans together. [Steven HODES - notes uncle Seymour Meskin's poor health.] [Lisa KLINGHOFFER - describes health problems of father Leon Klinghoffer and other hostages.] [Carol HODES - hopes hostages aren't forgotten as Beirut hostages have been.]
REPORTER: Renee Ferguson

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israel's response to hijacking and terrorists' demand that Palestinian prisoners here be released examined; scenes shown. [Prime Min. Shimon PERES - explains his stance.] Prisoners mentioned incl. terrorist Simir El-Konaitery, convicted for 1979 raid on Nahariya; details given.

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Mil. options available to United States examined. [Terrorism expert Brian JENKINS - notes large United States military presence in Mediterranean has not prevented terrorist attacks on United States ints. in region.] Current presence of United States naval force south of Italy described. [Pentagon spokesperson Robert SIMS - denies maneuvers are related to Achille Lauro events.]
REPORTER: David Martin

Ferguson, Renee;
Martin, David;
McNeill, Don;
Rather, Dan

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