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TWA 847 Hijacking #304244

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 19, 1985
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(Studio) Pan Am reported temporarily suspending daily flights to Athens, Greece, due to recent breach of security there allowing hijacking of TWA flight 847; Senator approval of sky marshal funding outlined. House mentioned passing bill requiring Trans. Secretary to assess security at foreign airports and take appropriate domestic action where security is deficient.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Indianapolis, IN) President Reagan's effort to portray administration as unaffected by hostage crisis described, shown; his meeting tomorrow with pres. of International Red Cross mentioned. [National security adviser Robert McFARLANE - claims President won't ask Red Cross to mediate.] Admin. said trying to avoid Jimmy Carter's public relations problems with his hostage crisis. [REAGAN - is praying for hostages.] [James HOSKINS, Senior - describes mtg. with Reagan about son, hostage James Hoskins.] [REAGAN - won't yield to terrorism.]
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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