CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 29, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) Latest photograph of captive Robert Polhill released by his abductors and threat to kill hostages should United States attack Lebanon examined; details given, scenes shown. No. kidnappings in recent weeks and connection to arrested terrorist Mohammed Hamadei, held in West Germany, considered. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - claims all the groups responsible for kidnappings are linked to Iran.] Evacuation of Americans from Beirut in response to State Department order said beginning. [Evacuee Phillip HABIB - describes situation.] White House press spokesperson Larry Speakes reported confirming President Reagan sent Iranian parliament speaker an autographed Bible at suggestion of Colonel Oliver North; details given, scenes shown. Day President signed Bible said same one on which he viewed videotape of hostages David Jacobsen and Terry Anderson. [October 3, 1986, REAGAN - defs. his efforts.]
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