Press: Getting into the Story

The hostage crisis catches journalists in the cross fire

Within hours after the hijacking of TWA Flight 847, ABC Correspondent Charles Glass received an urgent call from his network: Would he leave London immediately for Beirut? Glass, who was stationed in Beirut last year, quickly boarded a chartered jet and arrived there Saturday morning. On Monday, while filming in the city's teeming Shi'ite slums, he was suddenly caught in a storm of bullets. Only by surrendering his tape was Glass permitted to drive away. Two days later, however, came the scoop of the week: after persistent requests from ABC, Amal Leader Nabih Berri arranged for Glass to interview the crew...

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