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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Paris, France: Doug Tunnell) Beirut, Lebanon, kidnappers of French hostages noted setting deadline for their demands in relationship to upcoming elecs. here. [MAN -would like to kill many.] Similarities between France's current experience and that of President Carter in 1980 noted. [Terrorism expert Serge De KLEBNIKOFF - notes inability to determine who the abductors are.] Terrorists recalled releasing photograph earlier in week allegedly of slain kidnap victim Michel Seurat; photograph shown. Islamic Jihad's demands and possibility France will bargain with them through Syria cited. [Pol. commentator Richard LISCIA (Central Intelligence Agency) - opposes dealing with terrorists.] [De KLEBNIKOFF - feels situation is hopeless.]
- Rather, Dan;
- Tunnell, Doug
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