For more than 5 years John McCarthy was held hostage in Beiruit. On August 8th 1991 he was released, here's some examples of how the British networks covered the story.
BBC News 1991Andrew Harvey and Jill Dando tell us the good news..
Sky News 1991Bob Friend and Christopher Morris with the top story.
right clip - Sky even put together a sting to welcome home John McCarthy
CBS News 1991It was also the top story in the States, here is Dan Rather.
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