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Iran / Embassy Takeover #261476

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 08, 1979
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(Studio) Transport Workers Union's refusal to service Iranian airliner at John F. Kennedy International Airport reported; details given. Union said refusing servicing of any Iranian plane until American hostages are released in Tehran.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Sentiment around nation with regard to demonstrations by alleged Iranian students noted; films shown. Counterdemonstration by Americans at immigration ofc. protest by Iranians cited as example; State Department said giving closed door briefing on situation to Congress [Representatives Samuel STRATTON, Peter RODINO - offer suggestions with regard to Iranians in US.] Justice Department said processing deportation proceedings against some Iranians; reluctance to act on deportation at present due to possible retaliation by terrorists in Iran against American hostages cited. Anti-Iranian demonstrators outside White House said urged to be calm by national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski; films shown. [BRZEZINSKI - talks to protesters.] Iranian "students" permit to demonstrate at White House this wkend. said cancelled.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) Response to crisis by relatives of hostages outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Dayton, Ohio) Dayton, Ohio, affiliate WHIO said able to get telephone call through to United States embassy in Tehran; details given. [WHIO reporter Bill ROYSTER and TERRORIST - talk.] Conversation transcribed on screen as call conducted. [Wife of hostage Angela BELK - comments on husband's fate.] State Department efforts to reassure relatives noted.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley (WHIO-TV newstape) (WIS-TV newstape)

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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