Dennis Daily: The ongoing tragedy of Americans being held hostage in Lebanon continued this year, but two were released. Father Lawrence Jenco and the Administrator of the American University Hospital in Beirut, David Jacobson. Jenco was released first. He brought with him a tape of Jacobson still held hostage pleading for help in obtaining his release.
David Jacobso: There are days when I believe that the government really doesn't care about me and we have been totally abandoned.
Dennis Daily: Throughout the year, Anglican church envoy, Terry Waite continued to work for the release of all hostages. Some though, viewed Waite as a headline seeker.
Speaker: That's the sort of crossfire I have to put up with and if it's sad, it's sad. If I can't take it, then I should get out of it.
Dennis Daily: Nearly a dozen US and French hostages remain in captivity.