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Hit Squad / Libya #514933

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 08, 1981
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(Studio) Reaction in Washington, DC to story noted. "Washington Post" quoted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Representative Christopher Dodd quoted with regard to hyped-up nature of report re: assassination squad. Senator Charles Percy quoted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Details of information on story cited. Senator source said concluding no hard evidence exists as to reality of threat. Another source said saying same thing. Senator John Glenn said demanding more evidence from CIA and secret Service.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(Studio) Reporter wonders why administration talks so much about the story.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) White House denial of publicity campaign against Libya and its leaders reported David Gergen quoted on subject. [President REAGAN - says "we have the evidence."] Extent of talk with regard to the subject in the administration noted. [December 4, 1981, FBI Director William WEBSTER - speaks of policy with regard to terrorism.] State Department spokesperson Dean Fischer quoted. Statements said highly unusual under circumstances.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell

Chancellor, John;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Mudd, Roger;
Pettit, Tom

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