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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) White House efforts to decrease television news coverage of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) 847 hijacking and hostage crisis examined. [Hostages Father James McLOUGHLIN, Allyn CONWELL - criticize United States handling of crisis.] Admin.'s perception of hostage interviews quoted on screen; President's possible intervention with networks considered. [CONWELL, McLOUGHLIN - want Reagan to bow to terrorists' demands.] ["Washington Post" spokesperson Tom SHALES - notes implications of hostages' remarks.] Admin.'s criticism of Amal terrorists' orchestration of interviews thought illustrated by lack of further interviews such as that with Jimmy Dell Palmer prior to his release. [June 26, PALMER - won't tell President how to get all US hostages released.]
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
- Rather, Dan;
- Stahl, Lesley
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