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Lebanon / Hostages #552842

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 24, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Cyprus: Sandy Gilmour) Kidnapping of Beirut Univ. profs. Americans Alan Steen, Robert Polhill, Jesse Turner and Mithileshwar Singh; details given. Implications for Anglican envoy Terry Waite's efforts to negotiate captives' release considered.

(Studio: Connie Chung) Reaction of former hostage David Jacobsen outlined, quoted.

(DC: Anne Garrels) President Reagan's reaction to today's abductions reported State Department's warnings to Americans in Beirut following request for extradition from West Germany of accused Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hijacker Mohammed Hamadei recalled. [Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - repeats government's warning to United States citizens in Lebanon.] [Terrorism expert Robert KUPPERMAN - considers Americans remaining in Beirut stupid.] Senator Robert Dole quoted on screen. Islamic Jihad recalled claiming responsibility for kidnapping Terry Anderson, Thomas Sutherland; number other Americans kidnapped last fall recalled.

(Studio: Connie Chung) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Chung, Connie;
Garrels, Anne;
Gilmour, Sandy

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