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Lebanon / French Hostages Released #553884

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 27, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Pro-Iranian "Revolutionary Justice" reported releasing French hostages held in Beirut, Lebanon; details given, scenes shown of French journalist Roger Auque and television technician Jean-Louis Normandin. Hostages' comments quoted. American hostages mentioned.

(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Jim Kaiserski) Haitian struggle for democracy reviewed; details given, scenes shown. [Gustav SENIENCE - (thru translator) says will die for right to vote if necessary.] [Elec. vol. Dr. Louis ROY - says people want election] Elec. violence death toll noted; details given, scenes shown. Francois Duvalier and son Jean-Claude Duvalier reported ordering secret police to terrorize Haitian people; scenes shown. Supporters of Duvalier regime reported continuing terror. Elec. hdqrtrs. reported attacked several times. [Provisional Elec. Council Alain ROCOURT - says people are determined for election to take place.] [Shoemaker Toussant CORLANT - (thru translator) wants to vote so all will have peace and work.] Econ. reform appealing to most Haitians noted. [Presidential candidate Marc BAZIN - says it's critical to have a president who is not putting public money into his own bank account.] Fraud factor mentioned.

Chung, Connie;
Kaiserski, Jim

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