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TWA 847 Hijacking #304392

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 27, 1985
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(Studio) Status of continued Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) 847 hijacking and hostage crisis outlined; Nabih Berri's perception of events mentioned. [Hostages Allyn CONWELL, Father James McLOUGHLIN, Ralf TRAUGOTT - comment on their experience.] Berri and United States thought supporting transport of hostages to Syria; details given. Apparent failure of French negotiators noted. [Voice of BERRI - comments on Swiss offer, possible course of events; remarks transcribed on screen.] Contd. White House news blackout on crisis cited.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) [BERRI - is optimistic; remarks transcribed on screen.] [French diplomacy Marcel LAUGEL - explains his government's position.] Status of events here today examined; films shown. Captain John Testrake mentioned, shown.
REPORTER: Bill Redeker

(Damascus, Syria) Implications of President Hafez al-Assad's formal commitment to involvement in Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hostage crisis discussed; films shown. Assad's role in Lebanon's factional pols. considered; his personal motive in helping noted.
REPORTER: John Blackstone

(Jerusalem, Israel) Israel's reaction to France's demands for involvement reported [Prime Min. Shimon PERES - is optimistic; remarks transcribed on screen.] Peres' tactics in dealing with United States through Secretary of State George Shultz explained.

(Studio) Pentagon reported announcing deployment of naval task force in Mediterranean; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Blackstone, John;
McNeill, Don;
Rather, Dan;
Redeker, Bill

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