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Iranian Crisis #261156

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 19, 1979
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(Studio) 10 more hostages said being released by terrorists in Tehran; release earlier of Ladell Maples, Kathy Gross, and William Quarles recalled. Photos shown. Ayatollah Khomeini said raising possibility of trying remaining hostages as spies; President Carter's response quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Release of 10 hostages featured; films shown. [Lloyd ROLLINS, Joan WALSH, Terry ROBINSON - comment on Shah, other hostages.] Release of Gross, Maples and Quarles reported; films shown, details given. Continued anti-American demonstrations outside embassy compound mentioned.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(Studio) Physical and psychological condition of 3 released hostages, now in Wiesbaden, West Germany, reported; details given. Elizabeth Swift, Kate Koob and black hostage, Charles Jones, reported still held, reason unknown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Prairie View, Texas) Release of Arie Walker's son David and her reaction reported [WALKER - gets word of son's release.]
REPORTER: Sharon Adams (KYOU-TV newstape)

(Caruthersville, Missouri) Elisa Moeller's concern for husband Michael, in light of Iranian threat of trying remaining hostages as spies, noted. [MOELLER - comments.] Her support for Carter administration's handling of situation and decision not to return Shah cited. [MOELLER - says we shouldn't return Shah.]
REPORTER: Earle Farrell (WREG-TV newstape)

(Studio) Khomeini's rationale for releasing women and blacks stated; reaction to this by National Urban League president Vernon Jordan quoted. Lack of results to Carter administration's policy so far noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Rejection of all preconditions for release of other hostages reported [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER III - notes inconsistent position of Iranian leaders] Libya, East Germany, Syria and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) said expressing degrees of support for Iranian terrorists. [Saudi Arabian ambassador Faisal ALHEGELAN - states support for US.] Public response to situation at White House compared with that during Panama Canal debates and recognition of China (PR). Concern over start of Islamic holy month, during which Moslems usually display extreme amount of religious fanaticism combined with anti-Western sentiment, noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Kladstrup, Don

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