Other recently released hostages have reported him to be in good condition. Thomas Sutherland, freed on Nov. 18 with the Church of England envoy, Terry Waite, said he had been held with [TERRY ANDERSON "Definitely] for all but six months of his captivity. Anderson taught him to play chess and instructed him in politics and journalism.
Sutherland, in turn, instructed Anderson in agriculture and French, and the two spent considerable time fantasizing about food. Asked in an interview with reporters how Anderson reacted to the news that Sutherland was being released, Sutherland said: "He gave me a great big hug and said to say hello to America."
Anderson's wife, Madeleine, and daughter Gabrielle left Beirut before the kidnapping because of concern for their safety. Anderson has never seen his second daughter, Sulome, who was born after his abduction.