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TWA 847 Hijacking #304329

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jun 23, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israel's release of some Shiite prisoners and possible effect on Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) 847 hijacking and hostage crisis in Beirut, Lebanon, examined; films shown. [Courtesy "Face the Nation", defense minister Yitzhak RABIN - explains release.] Details of release plan outlined. [RABIN - notes United States and Israeli policies regarding terrorists' demands.]

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(New York City) [Voice of Shiite leader Nabih BERRI - denies Israeli release of some prisoners will result in hostages' freedom; discusses his upcoming trip to Syria, hostages' status; remarks transcribed on screen.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) [President REAGAN - denies link between Israel's current prisoner release and hostage crisis.] President said ruling out possibility of military force to rescue hostages.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(DC) Admin.'s response to Israel's prisoner release and implications for hostage crisis discussed; Reagan noted in contact with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad several times. [Courtesy ABC, Secretary of State George SHULTZ - thinks Assad can help.] Switzerland, Sweden and Austria reported all agreeing to play role in possible prisoner exchange.
REPORTER: Deborah Potter

(Studio) Admin.'s perception of current events, possible further Israeli prisoner releases discussed. Upcoming item.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton, Deborah Potter

McNeill, Don;
Morton, Bruce;
Potter, Deborah;
Rather, Dan

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