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Cuban Prisoners / Riots / Atlanta, Georgia #313942

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 02, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Peter Van Sant) Atlanta federal penitentiary authorities reported claiming deportation issue prevented resolution of Cuban inmates' prison siege. [Inmates'attorney Gary LESHAW - discusses deportation issue.] [Prisons Bureau spokesperson Michael QUINLAN - comments on negotiations and possibility of agreement.] Archbishop Agustin Roman mentioned flying to Atlanta; details given of taped message Roman sent inmates, scenes shown. [Justice Department spokesperson Pat KORTEN - says progress being made.] Cubans reported releasing hostage. [Former hostage Abdul-Saboor RUSHDAN - says inmates want seige's end.] Scenes shown of inmates decorating Christmas tree on prison roof. Cuban inmate statement quoted on screen. [RUSHDAN - says Cubans are willing to die for cause.] Scenes shown of radio talk show addressing prison issue; details given of increase number who want government to take prison forcefully, scenes shown. [WGST disc jockey and LISTENER - says bring in tanks.] Scenes shown of SWAT team and waiting hostage families.

Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter

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