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Iran Crisis #261745

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 24, 1979
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(Studio) Religious services by 4 mins., 3 Americans, at American embassy in Tehran for all 50 hostages reported All hostages said assembled in 1 group.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Tehran, Iran) Mins. visit reported William Sloane Coffin's service noted. Count of hostages seen said assured.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta (via telephone)

(Studio) Photos of hostages reading Christmas mail shown. Details given. Sadegh Ghotbzadeh said warning of explosives in pkgs.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Tehran, Iran) Dashed hopes of hostage release on Christmas Eve reported Conflict between Khomeini and those holding hostages implied. [GHOTBZADEH - denies hostage release. Speaks of explosives, razors in pkgs.]
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(Studio) Govt. officials' reaction to report given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Quint, Bert;
Rather, Dan;
Trotta, Liz

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