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Lebanon / Kidnapped Americans #300844

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 13, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) Archbishop of Canterbury's envoy Reverend Terry Waite reported arriving in Beirut, Lebanon, to negotiate release of United States hostages featured; scenes shown. [WAITE - feels optimistic over possibility of mtg. with Islamic Jihad abductors.] Waite noted scheduled for meeting with Amal leader Nabih Berri; Waite's successful negotiations for release of hostages in Iran and Libya recalled. (London, England) Waite's background reviewed; scenes shown. [Church of England spokesperson John MILES - explains Waite's advantages as negotiator.] [December 1984, WAITE - notes relationship between peace and justice to Christians.] Basis of his success in winning release of British hostages from Libyan dictator Muammar el-Kadhafi and from Iran in 1981 recalled. [Terrorism expert James ADAMS - notes Waite's credibility with Iranians.] Waite's role in obtaining release of hostage Reverend Benjamin Weir mentioned.
REPORTER: Don McNeill, Steve Kroft

Rather, Dan;
McNeill, Don;
Kroft, Steve

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