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Iran / United States Embassy Seizure #261143

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Nov 17, 1979
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(Studio) Announcement by Ayatollah Khomeini that black and/or female hostages will be released reported.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Tehran, Iran) Demonstrators at embassy shown. [Uniden. MAN - comments.] Sign urging American blacks to rise against President Carter featured. Stated that hostages will be escorted from embassy by Khomeini's son.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(DC) President Carter shown. White House statement with regard to freed hostages and those still held in United States embassy. Statement by Jody Powell that process is underway to arrange release of the women and blacks noted. [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER III - says release of hostages was not based on any agreement with US.]
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Families of Am hostages being released described as joyful. [Mother of James Hughes, Laura BELL; father of Kathy Gross, Robert GROSS; mother of William Quarles, Laura Mae REEDER - comment on possible release of their respective children.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Report with regard to Pentagon response to new dvts. introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Pentagon plan for using a foreign charter plane to fly Americans from Iran cited. Plans to treat released hostages at Frankfurt, West Germany, military hospital detailed.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Kladstrup, Don;
Pappas, Ike;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Schieffer, Bob

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