CBS releases outtakes from interview it held back

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NEW YORK (AP) — The release of U.S. journalist Peter Theo Curtis by Syrian captors has prompted "60 Minutes" to issue portions of an interview with a fellow hostage that the show had edited last year to remove references to Curtis.

During an interview with photojournalist Matthew Schrier about his captivity in Syria for a story that aired last November, Schrier had talked about being kept in a cell with Curtis and how his fellow American helped him escape through a window to freedom.

Details about how Curtis helped Schrier escape and Curtis' torture while in captivity were withheld from November's story.

CBS News spokesman Kevin Tedesco said Curtis' family had asked that he not be identified for fear it could jeopardize his chances for release, and CBS agreed.

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