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TWA 847 Hijacking #304344

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 24, 1985
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(Studio) Shiite terrorist hijackers of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) 847 said rejecting Israel's token gesture of release of some Shiite prisoners as well as adding new condition for release of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hostages; President Reagan mentioned canceling vacation plans.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) Film of heretofore unseen Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hostages shown, discussed. [Ralf TRAUGOTT, Robert PEEL, Junior, Steve WILLETT, Father James McLOUGHLIN, Grant ELLIOTT, James HOSKINS, Claude WHITMOYER, Blake SYNNESTVEDT - comment on their status; send messages to families.] [Bishop Lewis KING - interprets nephew Synnestvedt's refusal to send message.] [Steve TRAUGOTT - notes fear and anxiety of hostages.] Captain John Testrake shown; hostages Victor Amburgy, Stuart Darsch, Raymond Johnson noted shown, but not allowed to talk by captors.
REPORTER: Bill Redeker

(Studio) Inability to positively identification another hostage in film mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(London, England) Indications of tension hostages are experiencing examined. [Last Thursday, hostage Thomas CULLINS - claims they're free to speak.] [Dr. James THOMPSON - interprets films of hostages.] [Former Iranian hostage Moorhead KENNEDY - describes physical symptoms of hostages' fear and anxiety.] [Released Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hostage William HENDERSON - describes method he used to cope.] [Former hostage Neil BEESTON - recalls psychological process he experienced during captivity.] Psychological condition of hostages after 1975 incident in The Netherlands described.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Reagan reported holding unscheduled White House meeting on Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) crisis with advisers.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Shiite leader Nabih Berri reported demanding withdrawal of United States Sixth Fleet off coast of Lebanon, claiming United States was preparing for invasion of Lebanon. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - explains refusing terrorists' latest demands; considers hostage crisis war on US.] President's cancellation of July vacation due to crisis considered; Nancy Reagan's apparent role in decision mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Berri's rejection of Israel's release of some Shiite prisoners noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Tyre, Lebanon) Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) terrorists reported dismissing Israel's release of some Shiite prisoners as gesture of goodwill; details of release outlined, films shown. Released prisoners said opposing similar release of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hostages.
REPORTER: Allen Pizzey

Reporter(s):
Fenton, Tom;
Pizzey, Allen;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Redeker, Bill
Duration:
00:09:10

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