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Lebanon / Higgins Kidnapping #319915

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 22, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Lieutenant Colonel William Higgins' kidnappers reported releasing video tape of hostage. Higgins noted repeating kidnappers' demands on tape. President Reagan reported not conceding to terrorists. Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) Video tape excerpts shown; demands illustration [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - comments on stmts. being made under duress and release attempts.] [Higgins' sister Linda MILLER - comments on tape and kidnapping.] [Higgins' sister Mary FISHER - pleads that brother be released.] Amal militia shown searching vehicles in Tyre, Lebanon; details given. US sources quoted with regard to Higgins being in south Lebanon. [Ex-CIA deputy director Ray CLINE - says United States helpless.] Iran/Contra scandal mentioned; White House officials quoted.

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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