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Cuban Prisoners / Riots / Atlanta, Georgia #314083

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 03, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Bill Whitaker) Scenes shown of rioting Cuban inmates cheering on roof of Atlanta penitentiary [Justice Department spokesperson Pat KORTEN - prisoners have agreed to settlement.] Accord noted being approved by inmates. [Cuban exile Huber MATOS -says end of siege should come soon.] Scenes shown of hostages' families. [Hostage's wife Carol DIXON - feels elated.] Scenes shown of inmates' families dancing in sts. [Inmate's wife Gladys MIRANDA - feels good.] Miami, Florida, Bishop Agustin Roman's role in settlement discussed. [ROMAN - calls for hostages' release.] Agreement compared to one reached at Federal Detention Center in Oakdale, LA. Attorney General Edwin Meese reported agreeing to accord. Scenes shown of celebrating families.

(Studio: Dan Rather; Atlanta, Georgia: Peter Van Sant) Time settlement to be signed discussed. Roman mentioned flying from Miami, Florida, to meet prisoners. Hostages said not expected to be released until after midnight. Justice Department officials quoted regarding Cuban radical faction and hostages.

Rather, Dan;
Whitaker, Bill;
Van Sant, Peter

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