Special report on international terrorism
The world's first effective hijacking, of an El Al aircraft in 1968, ended with both the hijackers and the hostages going free. In the decade since then aircraft hijackings have increased in frequency as terrorist groups seek to achieve political aims, often with deadly results. The problem, say experts, is twofold: countries that provide safe havens for hijackers and security lapses by both governments and airports.
• The World at Six has been CBC Radio's flagship evening news program since the early 1970s. It is broadcast Monday to Friday at 6 p.m. in six time zones across Canada (6:30 in Newfoundland). The program changes from hour to hour as news develops. Some stories are given more prominence when broadcast in the region where they take place.
Program: The World At Six
Broadcast Date: Oct. 17, 1977
Host: Judy Maddren, Colin Parker
Reporter: Ron Adams
Last updated: February 9, 2012
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