NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 24, 1981
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(Studio) Malcolm Kalp interview reintroduced (Blank screen; no report shown.)
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Studio) Report said unable to be shown due to technical difficulties. Invitations to ambs. of 5 countries that aided United States hostage negotiations for hostage welcoming ceremony at White House Tuesday said extended by President Reagan. Countries named as Switzerland, Algeria, Britain, Canada and West Germany. Former hostages said meeting with their families at West Point Mil. Academy tomorrow.
(San Diego, California) Rita Ode, wife of hostage Robert Ode, and family of hostage James Lopez shown at Phoenix, Arizona, airport. [Los Angeles, California, airport, Clairport, wife of hostage Jerry Plotkin, DEBORAH - talks about seeing her husband.] [San Diego, California, airport, Dorothea MOREFIELD - said she is glad 1st meeting with her husband will not be open to press.]
REPORTER: David Burrington
(Detroit, Michigan) [Former hostage's wife Mattie JONES - talks about reunion with her husband.] Jones family shown leaving for DC.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs
(DC) Yellow ribbon around control tower of Washington, DC National Airport shown. Arrival of hostage families reported Families of Rodney Sickmann, Donald Sharer, Paul Lewis, Donald Cooke, Steven Lauterbach and William Royer shown. [COOKE and LAUTERBACH family members - comment with regard to press coverage.] Royer's sister, Mary Ann Stevens, and wife Dorothy named.
REPORTER: George Lewis
(West Point, New York) State Department intention that reunion of former hostages and families be private announced. Role of Stewart Air Stn., Hotel Thayer, and Fort Dix military police detailed. News conference for former hostages said set for Tuesday
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson