CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 27, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Oakdale, LA: Bruce Hall) Rioting Cuban inmates at LA's Oakdale Detention Center shown clapping hands and singing because siege appeared almost over. Negotiators reported unable to present acceptable agreement to Cubans. [Prisons Bureau spokesperson Michael QUINLAN - says every detail can't be released.] Scenes shown of hostage families watching prison activities at nearby church building Hostage William Hoffpauir reported released; details given, scenes shown. [HOFFPAUIR - says was well-treated.] Mentally ill inmate reported attacking hostage and both shown released to authorities. Scenes shown of inmates' signs. Cuban leaders' comments quoted.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Bill Whitaker) Miami, Florida, mayor Xavier Suarez and other Cuban-American leaders shown arriving at Atlanta, Georgia, prison; details given. [SUAREZ - says wants to help in any way and show hostages and Cubans other people care.] Prison officials' reported declining Cuban-Americans' offer. Deal reported rejected by inmates which would have released some hostages. [Justice Department spokesperson Tom STEWART - says stalemate's frustrating.] [Inmates' attorney Gary LESHAW - says Cubans won't believe Attorney General Edwin Meese's proposal because they believe they have been lied to several times.] Deadlock reported dampening everyone's hopes.
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