CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 15, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Unknown terrorist group reported claiming to have taken American Deborah Fahrend and two West Germans hostage. Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) State Department reported unable to confirm Fahrend's kidnapping; other hostages in Lebanon discussed; Iran mentioned. [Former Assistant Secretary of State Richard MURPHY - says Americans go to Lebanon at their own risk.] [Friend Jane McCULLOUGH - reads postcard from Fahrend.] Iranian pres. Hashemi Rafsanjani's role in obtaining hostages' release discussed. [Representative Lee HAMILTON - says Rafsanjani really doesn't control terrorist groups.]
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