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Colombia / Hostage Rescue #909993

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 03, 2008
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(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(San Antonio, Texas: Hari Sreenivasan) The homecomings for the hostages rescued in Colombia after years of captivity featured; scenes shown of Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt† reuniting with her children and Americans Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell arriving in the US. [BETANCOURT, son Lorenzo DELLOYE† {thru translator} – react.] [Father George GONSALVES†- comments.] [US Army psychologist Col. Carl DICKENS†- says they’re doing very well.]

(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Orr) The daring “Operation Checkmate” rescue mission reviewed; details given about the role of surveillance flights and government spies who infiltrated the FARC rebels; animation and video of the rescue helicopter shown. [BETANCOURT {thru translator} – comments on the elaborate ruse.]

Smith, Harry;
Sreenivasan, Hari;
Orr, Bob

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