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Hijacking / Cruise Ship #540628

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 08, 1985
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(Studio) No. passengers, include Americans, aboard hijacked Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Cairo, Egypt) Reaction of Achille Lauro passengers stranded here examined; scenes shown. No. relatives and friends of Frank Hodes, include his ill wife, aboard ship outlined. [HODES - wants family released.]
REPORTER: Paul Miller

(NYC) [Carol and Steven HODES, Ilsa KLINGHOFFER, Lisa KLINGHOFFER - comment on health of their relatives aboard ship.] [ABC Tours spokesperson Barbara COBEN - notes waiting list for cruise.] [Sophie Chasser's daughter Phyllis YELLIN - opposes giving in to hostage demands.]
REPORTER: Jennifer McLogan

(Studio) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat reported denying involvement and allegedly condemning hijacking; terrorists said identification selves as members of Palestine Liberation Front (PLF).
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) Splintering of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) into such factions and political challenge faced by Arafat reviewed in detail; major break in PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) structure after 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon explained, illustrated on screen. PLF recalled founded by Abul Abbas. [Dr. Mohammad MADI - notes size and militancy of PLF.] Palestinian terrorist attacks in Rome, Italy, and against Israeli tourists in Cyprus recently recalled. [MADI - describes schism in PLO.]
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Studio) Islamic Liberation Org., responsible for kidnapping of Soviet dipls. in Beirut, Lebanon, recently, reported praising Achille Lauro hijacking; details given.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
McLogan, Jennifer;
Miller, Paul;
Utley, Garrick

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