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Lebanon / Glass Escape #317104

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 18, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Escape of journalist Charles Glass from his Beirut, Lebanon, kidnappers reported

(Damascus, Syria: Mark Phillips) Glass's escape examined; details given, scenes shown. [GLASS - describes escape.] [Fiona GLASS - reacts to news of husband's freedom.] Syria's claim that Glass was allowed to escape due to their efforts outlined. No. other fors. held hostage, include Terry Anderson, mentioned.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Reagan administration official reported claiming United States intelligence determined that Iran ordered Glass kidnapping and was possibly behind his release.

(Santa Barbara, California: Bill Plante) [Press spokesperson Marlin FITZWATER - notes President's continued concern about remaining hostages.] Rel. between administration's efforts to free hostages and revelations of its arms sales to Iran considered. [October 3, 1986, REAGAN - claims daily commitment to freeing hostages.] [Former assistant secretary state Joseph SISCO - favors not publicizing admin.'s efforts.] [Charles GLASS, Junior - feels administration's hands are tied.] [Press spokesperson Marlin FITZWATER - notes political effect of Iran/Contra affair.] Apparent strategy behind President's new tactic regarding hostages considered.

Reporter(s):
Phillips, Mark;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:04:30

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