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Middle East / Hostage Crisis / Bush #328880

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 06, 1989
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(DC: Jacqueline Adams) Response of President Bush to hostage crisis in Middle East following his return to White House reported; details given of American strategy of keeping fleet near Middle East and keeping force as an option alive. [On ABC, Senator George MITCHELL - says killing of hostage Joseph Cicippio might be enough to trigger American military response.] [Senator William COHEN - comments.] [On "Meet the Press", ex-assistant Secretary of State Richard MURPHY - says the bazaar is open and proposals are being discussed.] Bush's seeming obligation to Colonel William Higgins detailed.

(Studio: Connie Chung) United States noted requesting involvement of USSR in dipl. dilemma of hostage crisis.

Adams, Jacqueline;
Chung, Connie

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