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Lebanon / Hostage Release #318767

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 05, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) United States officials reported debriefing released hostage Mithileshwar Singh in West Germany; details given, scenes shown. [President REAGAN - comments on remaining hostages.] Admin. noted denying rumors that US and Iran have been negotiating for hostages' release. Ex-Iran president Abolhassan Bani-Sadr quoted on screen. [BANI-SADR - (thru translator) says there are negotiations.] [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY and REAGAN - reject rumors.] Both Dukakis and Bush campaigns. reported contacting Iran on behalf of hostages. [DUKAKIS, Bush campaign chairperson James BAKER - deny rumors.] White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater quoted.

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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