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Hijacking / Cruise Ship #300769

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 09, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Rome, Italy) Reactions of other Achille Lauro passengers to Leon Klinghoffer's murder by ship's hijackers examined; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - comment.] Prime Min. Bettino Craxi's statement outlined, discussed.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Studio) White House uncertainty over actual events noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Dipl. strain on US-Egyptian relations over latter's promise of safe conduct for Achille Lauro terrorists discussed. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - claims administration will seek justice.] Press-spokesperson Larry Speakes' criticism of Egypt quoted on screen; administration said silent on Israeli newspaper claim that Maureen Reagan was terrorists' actual target. Details given. President Reagan's method of avoiding embarrassment over terrorists' latest assault against United States cited.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Despite Arafat's public claims of innocence, evidence said indicating terrorists are members of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) faction loyal to Arafat who originally targeted Israel; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard;
Stahl, Lesley

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