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Hearst Kidnapping #475118

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 12, 1974
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(Studio) Parents hear from Patricia Hearst for 1st time since abduction. Hearsts also receive high ransom note. Symbionese Liberation Army requests Hearst supply each needy person in California with $70 worth of food.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Hillsborough, California) [KPFA news director Paul FISCHER - reads kidnappers' demands.] [Patricia HEARST - reassures parents of physical and mental condition. Discusses liberation army's demands.] Randolph Hearst positive his daughter's voice was on tape sent to Berkeley radio station On same tape, Symbionese Liberation Army spokesperson warns that daughter's future rests on Randolph Hearst. [HEARST - believes demands are sincere and believes daughter unhurt.] Ransom could cost Hearst $130 million.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) Governor Ronald Reagan makes no immediate comment on kidnappers' demands.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Oliver, Don
Duration:
00:04:50

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