CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 18, 1985
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Damascus, Syria) Contd. evacuations of West dipls. and private citizens from Beirut, Lebanon, due to increase instability of situation there examined; films shown. [Businessman Doug. ALPINE - explains decision to leave.] New round of kidnappings by Islamic Jihad said catalyst to latest exodus; recent abductions of Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson and British ntls. cited as exs. Those kidnapped, include Americans already held, listed on screen, accompanied by photos. ["Philadelphia Inquirer" spokesperson Tom MASLAND- cites need for journalists to leave.] ["New York Times" spokesperson John KIFNER -agrees; notes effect of Anderson's kidnapping on other journalists in region.]
REPORTER: Larry Pintak
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