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Lebanon / Hostages #312747

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 28, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) State Department reported banning travel for Americans to Lebanon and ordering evacuation of those already there; details given, scenes shown. [Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - announces order.] United States naval presence in region allegedly in preparation for military strike against Lebanon if any hostages are killed, noted. Hostage negotiator Terry Waite's contd. efforts mentioned. Arab ntns.' concern over possible Iranian breakthrough in its war with Iraq discussed; Iran said believed responsible for missile attack on Kuwait, site of current Islamic conference Possible bearing of Iran arms scandal on President Reagan's course of action against Lebanon considered.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine reported claiming responsibility for latest Beirut kidnappings of Americans

(Damascus, Syria: Doug Tunnell) Demonstration protesting abductions of Robert Polhill, Alan Steen and others in Beirut noted joined by Feryl Polhill; details given, scenes shown. [January 1985, STEEN - notes he's excited by prospect of danger.] [Virginia Rose STEEN - hopes to see husband soon.] [STUDENT - praises American faculty.] [Feryl POLHILL - recalls husband's denial of danger.]

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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