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Hearst Kidnapping #475139

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 13, 1974
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(Studio) Randolph Hearst reveals he can't meet kidnappers' demands for safe return of daughter. Kidnappers demand $70 worth of food for each needy person in California.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(San Francisco, California) Sympathy money begins to arrive at Hearst mansion. [HEARST - expresses relief that Patricia seems healthy and unhurt. Intends to work out counteroffer that may be acceptable to Patricia's abductors.] [Mrs. HEARST - sends message of love to Patricia.] California's poor react to Symbionese Liberation Army's demands. Hearing held for 2 known members of liberation army in Martinez, California. Mbrs. charged with murdering Oakland school superintendent
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Chancellor, John;
Oliver, Don

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