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US hostages freed in Lebanon

Title
US hostages freed in Lebanon
Genre
News report; Interview; Speech
TX Date
7 May 1990
Year of production
1990
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Duration
00:03:27
Description
Paul Woodley reports on the accounts being given by freed US hostages Frank Reed and Robert Polhill, held in the Lebanon with Brian Keenan and John McCarthy. Includes speech at gathering by Frank Reed describing his beatings for non-cooperation with guards; Robert Polhill interview on US government policy on the hostages; Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan speech saying Israelis releasing prisoners may be the next step; extract from ABC TV discussion programme with Syrian Foreign Minister (not identified).
Contributors
Paul Woodley; ABC; Daniel Patrick Moynihan; Frank Reed; Robert Polhill
Keywords
USA; Israel; Political prisoners; Terrorism; Lebanon; Beirut; Hostages; Foreign policy; John McCarthy; Brian Keenan; Hezbollah

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