NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 12, 1988
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Terrorist group claiming to hold Colonel William Higgins hostage in Lebanon reported threatening to kill him for being spy. Report introduced.
(DC: John Dancy) Higgins' duty in Lebanon as commander of United Nations peacekeeping force recalled. [While receive Nobel Peace prize, United Nations secretary general Javier PEREZ de Cuellar -comments on Higgins.] Hrs. later, threat letter noted released. [In September 1988, wife Robin HIGGINS - says husband was aware of risks.] Excerpts from Robin Higgins' essay in "New York Times" quoted. State Department spokesperson quoted with regard to Higgins.
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