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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 31, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine, in stmt. accompanied by photograph of captive Alan Steen, reported issuing ultimatum to Israel for American hostages' release; details given. Concern of Archbishop Robert Runcie and Druse leader Walid Jumblatt over fate of Anglican envoy Terry Waite noted.

(Beirut, Lebanon: Chris Drake) Departure of Americans from here under orders of United States government featured; details given, scenes shown. [EVACUEE - laments leaving.] [RUNCIE - notes lack of direct contact with Waite.] [JUMBLATT - describes effort to locate Waite.]

(Studio: Connie Chung) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) official reported claiming Waite paid ransom for hostage David Jacobsen; details given.

Chung, Connie;
Drake, Chris

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