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Lebanon / Hostages / Cicippio #578825

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 01, 1991
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Number of days Joseph Cicippio has spent as a hostage in Lebanon noted. Report introduced.

(Damascus, Syria: Ed Rabel) Possibility that Cicippio may be released very soon featured; photograph of and statement about Cicippio released by his captors, the Revolutionary Justice Organization, shown and quoted; details given. Syrian officials said to expect the release of other American hostages Alann Steen and Terry Anderson by the end of the week. Israel's release of Arab prisoners in south Lebanon as part of the hostage negotiations reported; scenes shown. United Nations special envoy Giandomenico Picco said to be the middle man in the hostage negotiations.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Norristown, Pennsylvania: Robin Lloyd) Reaction of Cicippio's family to his possible release featured; scenes shown from the home of his brother, Thomas Cicippio; 1986 NBC News excerpt reporting Cicippio's kidnapping shown; excerpt shown from August 1986 videotape of Cicippio in captivity. [September 12, 1986, sister Helen FAZIO - comments on her brother's kidnapping.] [August 1, 1986, wife Elham GHANDOUR - pleads for Cicippio's life.] September 19, 1991, scenes shown of Thomas Cicippio with his memorial to the hostages. [Thomas CICIPPIO - expresses hope.]

Lloyd, Robin;
Rabel, Ed;
Utley, Garrick

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