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Lebanon / Levin #301812

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 14, 1985
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(Studio) Journalist Jeremy Levin rptd free from abductors, awaiting United States ambassador in Damascus, Syria; his kidnapping in Beirut, Lebanon, last year recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Levin's escape or release examined. [Lucille LEVIN - tries to confirm husband's well-being in telephone call.] His written message to wife shown. [Lucille LEVIN - interprets events as sign of possible peace in Mideast.] Jesse Jackson said working with Levin's wife for husband's release. [JACKSON - echoes hopes for peace in region.] [Syrian ambassador Rafic JOUEJATI - claims Syria was responsible for Levin's release.] Syria's apparent tension with Iran over latter's role in international terrorism thought beginning after last year's bombing of United States embassy in Beirut; details given, films shown. Pres Hafez al-Assad mentioned evicting Iranian military contingent. [Lucille LEVIN - is optimistic other kidnapped Americans will be released soon.]
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

McLaughlin, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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