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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 05, 1975
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(Studio) Japanese Red Army terrorists begin releasing hostages after 5 of their comrades released and flown to Malaysia.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Aircraft with 5 aboard arrives after dark. Premier Tun Abdul Razak went to building where hostages, incling United States consul, Robert Stebbins, kept. [RAZAK - says safety of hostages 1st concern.] In January, 1974, Red Army blew up oil dumps in Singapore, hijacked ferry and held 6 hostages to get comrades released from Japanese jail.
REPORTER: Jim Bennett

(Studio) Report on Red Army.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Tokyo, Japan) 5 members of Red Army released have made own revolution; their past activities described. Student support for radicals waning. Prisoners let go to save hostages and due to coming US-Japan summit.
REPORTER: Irv Chapman

(Studio) Premier Takeo Miki confers with President Ford.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Miki expresses regret of terrorists being Japanese. Miki has working luncheon with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. He places wreath at tomb of unknown soldier at Arlington. Miki to be reassured that United States troop commitment on Japan's South West flank firm.
REPORTER: Steve Bell

Bell, Steve;
Bennett, Jim;
Chapman, Irv;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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