Rochester, New Hampshire - January 3, 2013

1. Wide shot of Foley residence in Rochester, New Hampshire

2. Tight shot of flag outside the home

3. SOUNDBITE: John Foley/Father of Journalist James Foley

"As you might imagine, we don't want to negatively influence the ongoing search for Jim. And so we cannot comment in detail except to say we're gravely concerned about Jimmy's health and welfare and safety. We miss him terribly. He's in on thoughts and prayers every day. And we're committed to doing everything within our ability to secure his safe release. And this is our only priority. Jim is an objective reporter who has been working as a freelance journalist in Syria for over a year. He's passionate about giving life to stories about people within conflict areas. We are grateful to the Syrian people and to all those others who are helping us to work to release Jim and other captives."

4. Wide shot of cameras at news conference

6. SOUNDBITE: John Foley/Father of Journalist James Foley

"as jim's father, I appeal to the people who have Jim to let us know where he is and to help us secure release and give us some information in terms of his welfare, his health. We'd like them to contact us so we can begin to work with them in terms of moving toward Jim's release."

6. Tight shot of front door of Foley residence

7. Wide shot of John and Diane Foley walking

8. AP photo: Journalist James Foley is seen in Boston on May 27, 2011

9. AP photo: Journalist James Foley is seen in Boston on May 27, 2011

10. AP photo: Journalist James Foley is seen in Boston on May 27, 2011


The parents of an American journalist who has been missing in Syria since he was kidnapped more than a month ago is appealing to his captors for compassion and any information about their son's health and welfare.

John and Diane Foley of Rochester, N. H., said their son _ 39-year-year-old James Foley _ was kidnapped in northwest Syria by unknown gunmen on Nov. 22. He was in the country contributing videos to Agence France-Press, which has vowed to help secure his release.

The Foleys said Thursday they haven't received any information about their son in six weeks.

Foley has worked in a number of conflict zones in the Middle East. In 2011, he was held by government forces in Libya while covering that country's civil war. He was released weeks later.


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