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TWA 847 Hijacking Follow-Up / Mideast Peace Progress #92697

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 17, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Justice Department's formal chgs. against hijackers of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) flight 847 to Beirut, Lebanon, and murder of passenger Robert Stethem examined; Reagan administration's methods in tracking them down described. [Assistant attorney general Stephen TROTT - explains purpose of rewards offered for info. about Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hijackers as well as hijacking of Kuwaiti airliner; claims US has decided to retaliate against terrorism.]
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) Efforts of Reagan and visiting Israeli Prime Min. Shimon Peres to prevent terrorism from derailing Mideast peace process examined; scenes shown. [REAGAN - considers terrorism enemy of peace.] [PERES - is prepared to discuss any proposal put forward by Jordanians.] Peres' omission of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat mentioned. Secretary of State George Shultz's dismissal of PLO's place in peace talks noted. [SHULTZ - defs. proposed arms sales to Jordan's King Hussein.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) "Nightline" announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John
Duration:
00:03:50

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