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Hijacking / Cruise Ship #540639

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 09, 1985
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(Studio) End to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) hijacking of Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and terrorists' murder of wheelchair-bound passenger Leon Klinghoffer reported; details given. Terrorists, given safe passage by Egypt, said en route to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) headquarters in Tunisia.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Cairo, Egypt) Events leading to discovery of Klinghoffer's murder examined; scenes shown. [Earlier, voice of Captain Gerardo DeROSA - claims all are in good health; remarks transcribed on screen.] Italian Prime Min. Bettino Craxi's latter announcement of Klinghoffer's murder noted; role of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in negotiating crisis' end considered.
REPORTER: Paul Miller

(Studio) Timing of Craxi's announcement explained.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(New York City) Reaction of Klinghoffer's family examined. [Earlier, family MBRS. - are relieved with hijacking's end.] Klinghoffer's poor health, incl. partial paralysis, and his and wife's decision to join group of friends for Achille Lauro cruise reviewed. [Carol HODES - praises Klinghoffer.] [PEOPLE - react to news.]
REPORTER: Jennifer McLogan

(Studio) Reactions of other hostage families featured. [Sophie Chasser's daughter Phyllis YELLIN, Anna Saire's sister Jan ANDERSON, Tom SWINT - call for hardline policy on terrorism; note dilemma of relatives.]
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Reagan administration's public response to hijacking examined; scenes shown. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - notes Egypt claims passengers are safe.] Italian government mentioned rpting. Klinghoffer's disappearance. [REDMAN - notes Egypt's safe passage for terrorists was without United States approval; wants terrorists brought to justice.] [Israeli for. minister Yitzhak SHAMIR - condemns such terrorism.] [Georgetown Center for Strategic Studies spokesperson Edward LUTTWAK - considers United States the target of terrorists' choice; explains~] United States ambassador to Egypt said en route to ship.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Admin.'s probable response to terrorists' freedom considered.

(5) Israel said receive information several months ago of terrorist plans to hijack a ship, passing information along to friendly countries, include Italy; "Los Angeles Times" quote of Israeli military source outlined.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw, Chris Wallace

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
McLogan, Jennifer;
Miller, Paul;
Wallace, Chris
Duration:
00:07:40

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