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Iranian Crisis #261195

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 20, 1979
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(Studio) Escalation of Iranian-US conflict by Ayatollah Khomeini's declaration that remaining hostages are spies reported; his announcement of their trial for espionage on Iranian television if Shah not returned noted. Khomeini quoted with regard to use of military force by US.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) White House statement, implying consideration of use of nil. force, examined; Carter's intent cited. Sequence of events leading to Carter's action outlined; films shown White House statement quoted in part on screen; United Nations charter mentioned, detailed.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Lack of movement in Sec. Council mtg on Iran crisis noted
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) USS Kitty Hawk reported ordered to proceed to Indian Ocean from its base at Subic Bay in the Philippines; presence of other United States Navy vessels in Mideast, include USS Midway, mentioned. Official explanations of US naval activity in area quoted.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) Khomeini quoted with regard to spy status of hostages.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Khomeini's televised announcement, on Iranian TV, re: trying hostages if Shah isn't returned outlined; films shown. Departure of 10 hostages this morning shown, detailed. [Hostages Terry ROBINSON, Joan WALSH - comment on remaining hostages.] Group's flight to Paris mentioned
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(Studio) The 10 reported in Wiesbaden, West Germany, hospital; hopes for their, and the 3 released yesterday, return home for Thanksgiving noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Terrorists holding embassy compound and hostages profiled; films shown. [TERRORISTS (thru interpreter) - respond to questions about takeover.] Messages news team allowed to receive from hostages James M. Lopez and Jerry Plotkin read, [Wife, Deborah PLOTKIN - comments on husband's captivity.] Third message from William Gallegos read. [Mother, Teresa GALLEGOS - comments.] Finality of terrorists' position noted.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Plotkin said working for technical services company, arranging for Korean workers to go to Iran; Plotkin said in Iran only 5 days when embassy seized.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Kladstrup, Don;
Pappas, Ike;
Pierpoint, Robert

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