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Hearst Kidnapping #30198

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 19, 1974
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(Studio) IN couple arrested in San Francisco, California, on charges of impersonating Patricia Hearst's kidnappers. Father, Randolph Hearst, awaits reaction to his free food plan for California's poor and pleads for daughter's early release.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(San Francisco, California) [HEARST - considers free food plan as gesture of sincerity; expects Symbionese Liberation Army to reciprocate with daughter's return.] [Mrs. Catherine HEARST - hopes daughter returned tomorrow on her birthday.] Hearst met with coalition of minority groups yesterday designated by SLA to oversee food distribution program. [AIM Russell MEANS - says Mr. Hearst intervenes in Mean's trial so he can negotiate with SLA and hopefully return Patricia home.]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

Shoemaker, Dick;
Smith, Howard K.

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