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Hearst Kidnapping #30231

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 21, 1974
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(Studio) Patricia Hearst's kidnappers issue new set of demands by tape.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(San Francisco, California) [Abductor CINQUE - insists Hearst's $2 million dollar free food program not sufficient.] [FBI director Clarence KELLEY - discusses Hearst case and possibility of rescuing Patricia.] Symbionese Liberation Army says Patricia to be kept till 2 other SLA members in jail released if Randolph Hearst doesn't meet new demands. Details of demands incld. on taped message from SLA.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(Studio) Attorney General William Saxbe says American faces world-wide trend of terrorism now. Kidnappings and other forms of terrorism must be met head on.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Shoemaker, Dick

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