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TWA 847 Hijacking #304242

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 19, 1985
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(Studio) Pilot of hijacked Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) flight 847, in Beirut, Lebanon, reported telling ABC News reporter of possible consequences if United States retaliates; Captain John Testrake quoted, photograph shown courtesy Agence France-Presse.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) Status of hostages initially removed from plane by terrorists considered; murder of passenger Robert Stethem recalled. Shiite leader Nabih Berri's lack of control over terrorists holding some hostages, include those with Jewish sounding names, cited. Berri thought possibly trying to include other kidnapped Americans in release negotiations mentioned. [Voice of TESTRAKE - describes crew's condition; remarks transcribed on screen.] [Richard TESTRAKE, Mildred TESTRAKE - react to seeing him.]
REPORTER: Larry Pintak

(Studio) Question regarding number hostages believed held by most militant of the terrorists noted. White House spokesperson Larry Speakes' statement implying possible involvement of International Red Cross and Algerian government discussed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Red Cross' possible role in negotiating terrorists' demands with Israel discussed; Prime Min. Shimon Peres' expected attitude considered.
REPORTER: Don McNeill, Dan Rather

(DC) Possibility of Algeria playing role in obtaining hostages' release examined; its part in Iranian hostage crisis recalled. Algerian ambassador in Tehran at that time, Abdelkarim Gheraieb, noted ambassador to Lebanon now; apparent focus of his current efforts explained.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin,

(Studio) State Department's alleged position at present reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

McNeill, Don;
McLaughlin,, Bill;
Pintak, Larry;
Rather, Dan

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