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Nicaragua / Hall #307911

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 22, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Sam Hall, captured in Nicaragua and chgd. with espionage, profiled; scenes shown. [HALL - doesn't think he was working for United States government] [Sometime CIA operative and retired Navy Captain William HAMILTON - recalls meeting with Hall.] Basis of both Hamilton's and CIA's rejection of Hall's request for job noted. [Friend Gary BENNETT - describes Hall.] Hall said receive funds from Ohio industrialist Jess Phillips to form Phoenix Battalion. [HALL - notes supporting private army isn't economically feasible.]

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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