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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Memphis, Tennessee: Lesley Stahl) End of standoff where Americans were trapped in hotel infiltrated by El Salvadoran rebels featured; scenes shown of American soldiers leaving hotel in San Salvador, El Salvador. [President BUSH - says US special operations forces went through hotel to liberate Americans] Fact that special forces never entered hotel explained. [BUSH - says he will protect lives of Americans wherever he can.] Purpose of Bush's position explained.
(DC: David Martin) Story of Americans and others trapped in and around hotel featured; scenes shown from Sheraton Hotel in San Salvador. [El Salvador amb. to Organization of American States Mauricio GRANILLO BARRERA, Organization of American States secretary general Joao Baena SOARES - (thru translator) talk about being trapped in hotel.] [State Department spokesperson Margaret TUTWILER - explains why Americans remained in hotel.] [Assistant Secretary of State Bernard ARONSON - discusses negotiations to let civilians leave.] Admin.'s contention that rebels deliberately attacked hotel explained.
- Martin, David;
- Rather, Dan;
- Stahl, Lesley
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