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Hijacking / Cruise Ship #300767

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 09, 1985
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(Studio) Egypt reported promising safe passage to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) terrorists after their surrender, ending hijacking of Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro; murder of hostage Leon Klinghoffer by terrorists said officially unconfirmed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Cairo, Egypt) Hijacking's end examined; scenes shown. [Earlier, Italian amb Giovanni MIGLIUOLO - claims terrorists left ship this afternoon without harming anyone.] Italian officials said unaware at the time of Klinghoffer's murder. [Egyptian foreign MIN. - denies United States was involved in negotiations.] Apparent influence of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) representatives on terrorists, believed members of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) faction, Palestine Liberation Front, considered. [PLO chairperson Yasir ARAFAT - claims opposition to hijacking, punishment of terrorists.]
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Klinghoffer's murder, according to ship captain's account, outlined. [Voice of Captain Gerardo DeROSA - describes terrorists' claim to have killed Klinghoffer, threat to kill Mildred Hodes; remarks transcribed on screen.] Hodes and husband noted friends of the Klinghoffers. [Voice of passenger Seymour MESKIN - describes ordeal; remarks transcribed on screen.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Achille Lauro purser's description of event outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(NYC) Initial reaction of families to news of hijacking's end and later to reports of Klinghoffer's death featured. [Sister Geraldine REVZIN, Carol HODES are elated.] [Ken MESKIN, SISTER - are relieved to verify parent's safety.] [Lisa KLINGHOFFER - notes emotional roller coaster of not knowing facts.] [Family friend Robert KANTOR - doesn't understand terrorists' murder of wheelchair-bound friend.]
REPORTER: Harold Dow

Reporter(s):
Dow, Harold;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
Tunnell, Doug
Duration:
00:07:40

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