NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 29, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced Secretary of State Alexander Haig's remarks about international terrorism yesterday recalled.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Controversy over obtaining hostages' release from Iran through negotiations examined; positions of Henry Kissinger and Lyndon Johnson's Defense Secretary Clark Clifford noted. [CLIFFORD, KISSINGER - comment on US handling of Iran hostage crisis.] Pueblo incident mentioned. [KISSINGER - comments on use of force.] [CLIFFORD - responds.] Israel's response to terrorism in general and at Entebbe, in particular, noted. [General Moredechai GUR - comments on negotiation versus force.] Terry Leonhardy's kidnapping and eventual release by Mexican terrorists recalled; films shown. [LEONHARDY - comments.] Consensus with regard to President Carter's response to hostage incident noted; Clifford's comparison of Lyndon Johnson's reaction to seizure of Pueblo cited. Complexity of issue noted. [GUR, LEONHARDY - comment.] Questions raised by return of United States hostages from Iran outlined.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace