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Surviving 14 Months of Captivity

After decades in Lebanon, missionary Ben Weir was kidnapped by a jihadi group. His wife, Carol Weir, worked tirelessly to secure his release. They've cowritten a memoir about the ordeal, called Hostage Bound, Hostage Free.


Other segments from the episode on June 10, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 11, 1987: Interview with Benjamin Weir and Carol Weir; Review of Pianosaurus's album "Groovy Neighborhood"; Interview with Ann Rule; Review of the film "The…


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