CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 03, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Wiesbaden, West Germany: Richard Wagner) Release of United States hostage David Jacobsen as result of Church of England envoy Terry Waite's negotiations featured; scenes shown. [In Cyprus, JACOBSEN - notes his joy is tempered by friends' continued captivity.] [October 2, in videotape released by captors, JACOBSEN - criticizes United States government] [Today, JACOBSEN - praises US.] His later arrival in West Germany shown. [JACOBSEN - calls for release of other hostages; praises Waite.] [WAITE - cites possibility he will return, need for caution now.] [Eric JACOBSEN - calls for continued urgency in obtaining others' release.]
(DC: Bill McLaughlin) Waite said allegedly negotiating Jacobsen's release with Shiite terrorist leader Imad Mughniyah, with aid of Iran and Syrian President Hafez al-Assad; details given, scenes shown. [Center for Strategic and International Studies spokesperson Robert HUNTER - considers Syria's motive in helping.] French sources said claiming United States military and economy concessions to Syria and Iran was deciding factor. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - denies US concession.] [Terry Anderson's sister Peggy SAY - is encouraged by Waite's imminent return to Mideast.]