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Mideast / Marine Headquarters Bombing: Reports and Changes / Hope Show #528177

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 23, 1983
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(Studio) Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's decision against release of Defense Department report on bombing of Marine headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, noted. Report cited to come from special commission headed by Admiral (ret.) Robt* Long and be critical.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Possible judicial inquiry into possible negligence involved in bombing reported; details given. Weinberger said to give Long commission report and that of House subcommittee to national security adviser Robert McFarlane; pres. Reagan said not to have seen reports Decision with regard to any court of inquiry or court martial noted to be made to Weinberger and secys. of each service, incl. Navy Secretary John Lehman. Effects of investigation on General Paul X. Kelley and Colonel Timothy Geraghty, who was commander of Marines in Beirut, cited.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Report on changes for Marines in Lebanon brought on by bombing.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Beirut, Lebanon) Incr. in defense preparations in Marine compound in Beirut, in wake of truck bombing of headquarters, described. Christmas said being celebrated in underground bunkers. Mental attitudes noted. [Executive officer Lieutenant Mike LEONARD - comments.] Echo Company mentioned.
REPORTER: Stan Bernard

(Studio) Comedian Bob Hope's appearance aboard USS Guam in show for Marines noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Beirut, Lebanon) Report on Hope's show. [HOPE - comments.] [Actress Ann JILLIAN - sings "Silent Night" with Marines.]
REPORTER: Paul Miller

Reporter(s):
Bernard, Stan;
Brokaw, Tom;
Miller, Paul;
Wallace, Chris
Duration:
00:05:40

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