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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 14, 1985
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(Studio) Kidnapping of Cable News Network reporter Jeremy Levin in Beirut, Lebanon, last year recalled.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Damascus, Syria) Levin's release or escape to Damascus, Syria, examined; Islamic Jihad rptd claiming freeing Levin. His escape account and letter to wife quoted on screen. Photos shown. Americans William Buckley, Peter Kilburn, Rev Lawrence Jenco and Benjamin Weir, all abducted in Lebanon, noted still missing. [Carol WEIR - is encouraged by Levin's escape.]
REPORTER: Bonnie Anderson

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) [Lucille LEVIN - discusses husband's freedom.] Her reaction to his escape or release featured [Courtesy "Today", Lucille LEVIN - believes situation is sign of desired peace by all involved.] [Levin's stepdaughter CLARE - reacts to his release.] [Lucille LEVIN - thinks husband's release is gesture of desperation.] Jesse Jackson mentioned, shown. Family said en route to Frankfurt, W Germany, for reunion.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Anderson, Bonnie;
Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert

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