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TWA 847 Hijacking #304416

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 28, 1985
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(Studio) Controversy over government's handling of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) 847 hijacking crisis and of media's approach described.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Media's role in hostage crisis examined. [Hostage Allyn CONWELL - warns media it will be accused of exploitation by such interviews.] [Henry KISSINGER, "New York Times" spokesperson John KIFNER - question terrorists' manipulation of media.] Amal's effort to maintain media control described. [Emory Univ. spokesperson Ken STEIN - accuses network anchors of imitating diplomacy correspondents, engaging in diplomacy rather than journalism in the process.] Network execs. response outlined. [CBS exec. vice president Van Gordon SAUTER, ABC News vice president George WATSON - don't believe United States public is being duped.] Psychological parameters of TV's coverage of hostages and terrorist captors considered. [Ramsey CLARK - comments.] [Hostages Father James McLOUGHLIN, CONWELL - agree they're being used.]
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan

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