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Lebanon / Hostages #314924

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

(London, England: Tom Fenton) Terrorists' ransom demand of Israel for allegedly fatally ill American hostage Alan Steen reported; details given, scenes shown. [Virginia STEEN - asks for husband's release.] [Bruce STEEN - offers to take brother's place.] [In Syria, Jimmy CARTER - attacks terrorists' exploitation of Steen.] Carter's mtgs. with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad regarding hostage situation noted. British ambassador John Gray's efforts with Nabih Berri in Beirut to determine whereabouts of Anglican envoy Terry Waite cited. [GRAY - has no info.] Terrorists' continued threat to kill French hostage Jean-Louis Normandin and role of Sheik Mohammed Fadlallah in Beirut abductions considered.

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan

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