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Iranian Crisis #261555

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 12, 1979
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(Studio) Iran and its embassy in Washington, DC said being swamped with Christmas cards and letters for and about hostages; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Mail for hostages examined. [Operation manager Thomas MESSICK - says he's never seen anything like it.] Idea said begun by caller to talk show personality Wally Phillips; details given. [PHILLIPS - comments.] Effort by employees of dry cleaning company reported, shown. [Company spokesperson Bob LECHNER - comments.] Students at Robert Black elem. school said making Christmas cards for hostages; details given. [CHILDREN - read their cards.] Question as to whether hostages will receive mail cited.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser (WBBM-TV newstape)

(Studio) AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland said asking union members and their families to flood Iranian embassy with petitions for hostage's release.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Bowser, Betty Ann

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