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Lebanon / Hostages / Negotiations / Picco #579206

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 07, 1991
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Damascus: Ed Rabel) Role of hostage negotiator Giandomenico Picco in freeing the Lebanon hostages featured; details given; scenes shown of Picco, freed hostages Terry Anderson, Alann Steen, and Joseph Cicippio. [PICCO - welcomes Anderson, talks about negotiations.] [Anderson's sister Peggy SAY, former Picco co-worker Yale International Security Program James SUTTERLIN - talk about Picco.] Photos shown of remaining German hostages Heinrich Struebig and Thomas Kemptner.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Picco's appearance on tomorrow's "Sunday Today" program mentioned. Treatment endured by hostages Frank Reed, Jesse Turner, Thomas Sutherland, Cicippio, Steen, and Anderson during their captivity featured; photos and scenes shown; anecdote told about Anderson's use of code language tapped on the wall to communicate with hostage Terry Waite.

Rabel, Ed;
Utley, Garrick

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