CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 22, 1985
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(Studio) Kidnapping of 3 French embassy workers, include vice consul in Beirut, Lebanon, reported.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt
(Tel Aviv, Israel) Funerals for CBS cameraman Tafik Ghazawi and soundman Bahije Metni, killed in Lebanon by Israeli troops yesterday, featured; films shown. Focus of ongoing controversy over tank assault on CBS crew discussed. [CBS driver Ayad HARAKE - (thru translator) describes attack.] [UPI photographer Vladimir POPOV - recalls incident.] Prime Min. Shimon Peres' statement on incident quoted on screen. [Last night, President REAGAN - supports Peres' account] CBS News pres Ed Joyce's call for investigation by Peres quoted on screen; response of Israeli army outlined.
REPORTER: Don McNeill
(Damascus, Syria) Problems faced by media in covering Israeli occupation of south Lebanon examined; films shown. ["New York Times" spokesperson John KIFNER - acknowledges dangers for journalists.] Limitations placed by Israel on reporters in Lebanon detailed. [NBC cameraman Gary FAIRMAN - describes being shot at by Israelis.] ["Times" of London spokesperson Robert FISK - recalls similar incident.] No. reporters arrested this year mentioned. [FISK - thinks Israeli authorities don't want their military loss in Lebanon revealed.]
REPORTER: Larry Pintak