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Lebanon Hostages / Jacobsen Freed #547649

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 03, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Wiesbaden, West Germany: George Lewis) Arrival here of hostage David Jacobsen, whose release was negotiated by Church of England envoy Terry Waite, featured; details given, scenes shown. [JACOBSEN - calls for contd. support for peers.] [Last month in videotape, JACOBSEN - attacks United States government] [Today, JACOBSEN - thanks United States government, President Reagan; is proud of cntry.] [Dr. Charles MAFFET - praises Jacobsen's physical condition.] Family said en route to reunion. [Eric JACOBSEN - wants other hostages not forgotten.] Indications ongoing negotiations have reached crucial stage explained.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(NYC: Ann Rubenstein) Reactions of other hostage families to Jacobsen's release featured; scenes shown. [Terry Anderson's sister Peggy SAY - comments.] [October 2, 1986, on videotape, ANDERSON - questions their fate.] Background to seizures of Anderson, Thomas Sutherland, William Buckley, Edward Tracy, Frank Reed and Joseph Cicippio reviewed. [Jean SUTHERLAND, Thomas CICIPPIO, Edward REED, SAY - comment on Jacobsen's release.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) White House, taking credit for Jacobsen's release, said denying exploiting event for campaign purposes.

(Los Angeles, California: Andrea Mitchell) [President REAGAN - claims administration works nonstop for hostages' release; declines further comment.] Larry Speakes noted denying Syria was responsible for Jacobsen's release; possibility admin. is dealing with Iran noted. [Yesterday, chief of staff Don. REGAN - comments on minimal help from Syria.] Other officials said denying Regan's claim that United States is negotiating for other hostages. Iran's influence with Islamic Jihad, group that held Jacobsen and believed still holding Anderson and Sutherland, noted. [Mideast expert Robin WRIGHT - thinks Iran's internal pol. conflicts may be helping US.] National security adviser aide Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North's possible role explained. Admin. mentioned expecting Anderson's release along with Jacobsen.

Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Rubenstein, Ann

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