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Achille Lauro Hijacking Aftermath #540209

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 15, 1985
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(Studio) Syrian efforts to determine positive identification of body washed ashore there and believed to be that of Achille Lauro hijacking victim Leon Klinghoffer noted; photos taken by friends during cruise shown.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Rome, Italy) Status of Italian investigation into hijacking, include arrest of terrorists carrying explosives today examined; scenes shown. Suspects said claiming Americans and Israelis were targets. Photos of Achille Lauro hijackers shown. Govt.'s instability over release of PLO terrorist Mohammed Abbas described. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - describes his meeting with Italian foreign minister over Abbas issue.]
REPORTER: Keith Miller

(Studio) Abbas' whereabouts said possibly South Yemen; State Department's commitment to capturing him noted. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat's presence at major anti-United States rally in Sudan discussed.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Idaho) President Reagan's failed effort to refrain from commenting on Egypt's demand for apology examined; scenes shown. [REAGAN - denies United States has any reason to apologize.] [Senator Steven SYMMS - praises Reagan's handling of Achille Lauro incident.] [REAGAN - praises United States pilots who intercepted Egyptian airliner.]
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Reagan said discussing hijack situation with Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger over open line; details given.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Availability of such telephone lines to public examined. [Ham radio operator David TORRES - describes tuning in to President's phone conversations.]
REPORTER: Fred Francis

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred;
Miller, Keith;
Wallace, Chris
Duration:
00:07:30

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