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TWA 847 Hijacking #304361

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 25, 1985
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(Studio) President Reagan reported considering blockade of Beirut, Lebanon; Shiite leader Nabih Berri mentioned claiming Red Cross was visiting Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) 847 hostages today.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) White House's implied deadline for solution to hostage crisis outlined, discussed; Syria, USSR , Israel and several neutral West European ntns. thought involved in negotiations. Options currently considered by administration and announced by press spokesperson Larry Speakes, outlined, examined. [Senator Alan CRANSTON - supports President's efforts.] [Former national security aide William QUANDT - thinks White House statement is public relations gesture only.]
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Beirut, Lebanon) Reaction here to Reagan's threat to close airport and blockade city examined; films shown. Israel's failure to cut off Beirut's supply lines recalled. [Johns Hopkins Univ. spokesperson Fouad AJAMI - thinks such threats are therapeutic for American public.]
REPORTER: Bill Redeker

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Feasibility of blockading Lebanon discussed. [Vice Admiral Thor HANSON (ret.) - explains necessary military force involved.] [Former Navy adviser Harlan ULLMAN - doesn't think United States is willing to engage in full-scale bombardment.] [HANSON - doubts terrorists will be affected.] [Former national security aide Robert HUNTER - believes blockade makes United States appear weaker.]
REPORTER: David Martin

(Studio) [BERRI - claims Red Cross is visiting hostages; remarks transcribed on screen.] His statement on hostages' locations and possible proposal tomorrow outlined; possibility of Berri going to Syria soon and USSR 's alleged pressure on Syria to end hostage crisis soon mentioned. Israeli Prime Min. Shimon Peres reported calling for full cooperation by President Reagan; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Martin, David;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Redeker, Bill

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