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TWA 847 Hijacking #544293

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 21, 1985
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(Studio) Contd. lack of movement in Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) 847 hijacking and hostage crisis reported; hostage James Palmer, Senior, said allegedly moved to Beirut hospital due to heart condition. Second interview with some hostages shown. [Dr. Arthur TOGA - sends message to wife and family.] [Allyn CONWELL, Thomas CULLINS, Peter HILL - send messages to families.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Beirut, Lebanon) Anti-US, anti-Israel demonstration by Shiite Moslems supporting Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) terrorists and Ayatollah Khomeini, reminiscent of Iranian hostage crisis, featured; films shown. Terrorist's shooting at press described, shown. Sunni Moslem protest of Shiite oppression and possible implications of Shiite response considered. [Shiite leader Nabih Berri's spokesperson Mohammed HAAGE - cites probable consequences of United States military retaliation.]
REPORTER: Henry Champ

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Dallas, Texas) President Reagan's appearance here to promote his tax reform plan said dominated by Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hostage crisis and terrorism in general His meeting with families of hostages Conwell, Vincente Garza and Robert Trautmann, Junior, described. [Ron CONWELL - appreciates President's meeting with them.] [REAGAN - condemns recent wave of terrorism; quotes Theodore Roosevelt's threat to anarchists.] Possible failure of White House to keep distance between Reagan and hostage crisis cited.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Secretary of State George Shultz's approach to crisis, include telephone call from Israeli Prime Min. Shimon Peres today, discussed; crisis' effect on US-Israeli relationship considered. Nabih Berri inability to grasp realities of situation noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb, Roger Mudd

(Studio) Jimmy Carter's call for support of Reagan's handling of crisis outlined. Reagan's criticism of Carter's handling of Iranian crisis recalled.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Champ, Henry;
Mudd, Roger;
Kalb, Marvin;
Wallace, Chris

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