CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 20, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Americans reported taken hostage by Manuel Noriega's forces. Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: Juan Vasquez) Fighting around Panama City, Panama, reported continuing; details given, scenes shown. ["La Prensa" publisher Roberto EISENMANN - says Noriega has been holding country hostage.] [American HOSTAGE - describes being held in hotel.] [Voice of hostage "New York Times" reporter Lindsey GRUSON - comments on having gun held to his head.] CBS News producer Jon Meyersohn noted still missing. Role of Noriega's Dignity Battalions in May election recalled; cands. Guillermo Endara and Billy Ford mentioned. Endara and Ford reported sworn in as rightful leaders of Panama.
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