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Elbrick Release / Political Prisoners #447705

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 08, 1969
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(Studio) American Ambassador to Brazil, C Burke Elbrick released in exchange for 15 political prisoners, Brazil government arrests 12.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Crowds wait for Elbrick's return. [ELBRICK - says they had little good to say about Brazil government I told them I deplored violence. Told kidnappers their lifestyles weren't pleasant. Ambassador can't do job if surrounded by armed guards.]
REPORTER: Tom Streithorst

(Studio) Kidnappers didn't let Elbrick go until political prisoners flown to Mexico, and given political asylum.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Mexico City, Mexico) Turmoil at airport. 14 men and 1 woman released. 1 prisoner was newsman who said Elbrick kidnapped to arouse public opinion, All said they'd return to Brazil when military junta was gone.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Huntley, Chet;
Streithorst, Tom

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