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CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 09, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Captors reported extending deadline for killing Beirut Univ. profs. kidnapped recently; details given. Photograph of captive Robert Polhill, shown, mentioned accompanying statement

(Damascus, Syria: Mark Phillips) [Feryal POLHILL - pleads for hostages' lives.] Letters to wives from hostages Jesse Turner, Polhill, Alan Steen quoted on screen. [Israeli foreign minister Shimon PERES - notes Israel's refusal to initiate bowing to terrorists' demands.] Kidnappers' demands for hostages' lives recalled involving Israel. [Druse leader Walid JUMBLATT - warns kidnappers of consequences of killing captives.] Car bombings in Beirut today noted.

(DC: Bill Plante) Reagan administration's stance on latest hostage incident described; status of United States naval presence in Mediterranean mentioned. [January 26, press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES - notes government's limit in helping Americans who have refused to leave Beirut.] [Terrorism expert Robert HUNTER - considers impact of Iran arms scandal on credibility of Reagan's terrorism policy.] [REAGAN - jokes about his physical health.]

Phillips, Mark;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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