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TWA 847 Hijacking #304394

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 27, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Hijackers of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) flight 847 said originally targeting El Al flight from Athens; details given. Apparent clash between Hizballah terrorists responsible for initial stages of hijacking and Amal Shiites over hostages discussed; Nabih Berri's intervention against Hizballah mentioned. Possibility of Hizballah security chief responsible for planning hijacking becoming target for United States retaliation considered.
REPORTER: David Martin

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Latest hostage interview featured; films shown. [Hostage Allyn CONWELL - supports terrorists' demands of Israel.] [Hostages Ralf TRAUGOTT, CONWELL - sympathize with captors; deny being brainwashed.] [Father James McLOUGHLIN - agrees.] [Voice of Olga CONWELL - describes phone conversation with husband's guard.] [Courtesy Donahue/Multimedia, Kelly CULLINS, Axel TRAUGOTT - sympathize with terrorist.] [Nikki ASIMAKOPOULIS - supports Lebanese cause.] Terrorists' exploitation of hostage crisis and United States news media considered. [Roger FISHER - opposes meeting terrorists' demands.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Hostage interviews reported conducted by ABC reporter Charles Glass.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Martin, David;
Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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