Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan's interpretation of West Germany's denial of United States extradition request for Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hijacker Mohammed Ali Hamadei reported
(DC: Rita Braver) Controversy over President Reagan's handling of Hamadei extradition request examined; details given, scenes shown. [Patricia STETHEM - claims President told her that he prevented West Germany from exchanging son's reputed killer for German hostages in Beirut.] White House response noted. [W. German embassy spokesperson Peter MENDE - denies swap was considered.] [US Attorney General Edwin MEESE - praises West Germany's decision.] 1985 Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hijacking recalled; details given, scenes shown.
(Damascus, Syria: Bert Quint) Ali Osseiran and driver reported released by Beirut kidnappers who are still holding ABC correspondent Charles Glass; details given, scenes shown. [OSSEIRAN - doesn't know condition of Glass' status.] [Fiona GLASS -praises continued Syrian efforts to free husband.] President Hafez al-Assad's reaction to Glass' kidnapping by Iranian-backed Shiite extremists and political implications considered.
- Braver, Rita;
- Quint, Bert;
- Rather, Dan
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
- You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
- You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
- If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.