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Iranian Crisis #261635

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 17, 1979
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(Studio) Expulsion of 2 "Time" magazine correspondents in Iran and selective chastisement of news orgs. offending present regime reported; BBC, CBS mentioned. Details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Role of Voice of America in current situation examined; films shown, segments heard. [Acting director Hans TUCH - says they're trying to inform Iranian audiences about international and United States reaction to crisis.] Attempt by VOA to gain sympathy for hostages by broadcasting profiles of hostages illustrated by that of hostage Don. Cooke. [Voice of father, Ernest COOKE, mother, Susan COOKE - comment.] Broadcasting process noted.
REPORTER: Richard Roth (WNCT-TV newstape)

(Tehran, Iran) VOA and BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) broadcasts here examined; BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) broadcasts said allegedly instrumental in Shah's downfall. Paranoia about foreign news services noted. [Min. of Guidance Abolhassam SADEGH - comments on for broadcasts.] Radio Moscow said also popular [SADEGH - comments on Moscow.] Role of foreign broadcasts during fall of Shah cited.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

Cronkite, Walter;
Trotta, Liz

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