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Hijacking / Cruise Ship #93076

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 09, 1985
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(Studio) End to Palestinian terrorist hijacking of Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro in Egypt reported; murder of passenger Leon Klinghoffer discussed. Scenes, photograph shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Cairo, Egypt) Ship's arrival at Port Said, Egypt, and negotiations with PLO
REPORTER: Hani al Hassan examined; scenes shown. [Voices of Captain Gerardo DeROSA and HASSAN - discuss PLO's role; remarks transcribed on screen.] [Egyptian foreign minister Ahmed Esmat Abdel MEGUID - claims Egypt successfully ended hijacking.] Terrorists said given safe passage out of Egypt; Italian Prime Min. Bettino Craxi's later announcement of Klinghoffer's murder reported.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Crew's delayed discovery of Klinghoffer's murder explained.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(New York City) Initial reactions of Klinghoffer's family to news of hijacking's ending noted altered upon learning of his death. [Earlier, Ilsa KLINGHOFFER - notes family's sense of relief, joy.] [Carol HODES - questions terrorists' choice of Klinghoffer in light of his disabilities, poor health.] [Tom SWINT - questions credibility of State Department; explains.] Swint mentioned friend of passengers. [Earlier Jan ANDERSON - celebrates friends' freedom.] [David SCHNEIDER - notes dilemma faced by hostage families.]
REPORTER: Lynn Sherr

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) White House reaction to Egypt's handling of hijacking discussed; amb. Nicholas Veliotes mentioned en route to Achille Lauro.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Upcoming items.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Item updated at end of broadcast
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Sherr, Lynn

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