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Lebanon / Anderson #314016

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 24, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Bruce Morton) Video tape of Lebanon hostage Terry Anderson reported released. [ANDERSON - speaks to family.] [Sister Peggy SAY - is just trying to get through holidays.] Families of other hostages reported sending letters to Beirut, Lebanon, newspapers. Prayers reported said for former hostage negotiator Terry Waite. [Archbishop of Canterbury Robert RUNCIE - prays for Waite.] [ANDERSON - tells President Reagan to act.] [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - criticizes timing of tape release.] [ANDERSON - criticizes United States support of Israel.] French government noted paying ransom for hostages. United States officials quoted. [Counterterrorism expert Paul BREMER - comments on situation.] [ANDERSON - says to remember hostages.]

(Studio: Dan Rather, Bruce Morton) Credibility of video discussed.

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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