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TWA 847 Hijacking #304411

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 28, 1985
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(Studio) Possible movement in Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) 847 hijacking and hostage crisis said indicated by remarks of Shiite leader Nabih Berri regarding President Reagan's communication with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad; details given. Reagan mentioned meeting with some hostage families today as administration considers asking news media to limit its coverage of crisis. [Hostages Simon GROSSMAYER, Father James McLOUGHLIN - discuss hostages' morale.] [Hostage Allyn CONWELL - opposes Secretary of State George Shultz's inclusion of original 7 kidnapped Americans in Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) release demands.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) President's meeting with families of some Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hostages and of other kidnapped Americans in Lebanon discussed. [REAGAN - won't pay off terrorists; reacts to Conwell's criticism of his handling of situation; suggests need for retaliation.] [John JENCO - comments on mtg. with President] Admin.'s attitude toward Israel's role in Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) crisis outlined.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Berri reported bringing all hostages to his Beirut home tomorrow. [BERRI - remains optimistic; explains.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) Berri's meeting today with hostages McLoughlin, Grossmayer and Conwell to discuss Grossmayer's health and possible need for immediate release featured; films shown. [GROSSMAYER - claims Berri is awaiting physicians report] [Amal politburo spokesperson Ali HUSSEIN - comments.] Assad thought agreeing to accept hostages under UN transference; current status of crisis noted illustrated by Conwell chauffeuring his captors back to captivity.
REPORTER: Bill Redeker

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Redeker, Bill

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