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Nicaraguan Hostage Incident Ends #500323

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 24, 1978
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(Studio) End to Nicaraguan hostage incident by government giving in to demands of terrorists who seized National Palace on Wednesday noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Managua, Nicaragua) Details about end to siege given. Guerrillas' departure on Venezuelan and Panamanian planes noted. Info. learned from incident stated: guerrillas' power to stop government for short time, support from Nicaraguan people and apparent support of other Latin American govts. in attempt to overthrow President Anastasio Somoza.
REPORTER: Fred Francis

(Studio) Details about terrorists' landing in Panama given.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Panama) Report on guerrillas' arrival in Panama, request for political asylum and denials that they received help from Cuba's Fidel Castro.
REPORTER: Arnold Talbott

(Studio) Overview of situation and effects given.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Francis, Fred;
Savitch, Jessica;
Talbott, Arnold

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