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Iran Crisis #261767

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 25, 1979
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(Studio) Confusion with regard to number of hostages held at United States embassy in Iran announced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Tehran, Iran) Services said held for hostages by 4 clergy. [Rev William Sloane COFFIN - speaks about hostages he saw.] Reverend William Howard, Detroit Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Gumbleton and Algerian Cardinal Etienne Duval listed as 3 other clergymen allowed to see hostages. [HOWARD and GUMBLETON - describe experiences.] No. of hostages seen by clergy noted.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(DC) Possibility that 7 unaccounted for hostages are those Iranians intend to put on trial for espionage cited. [Assistant Secretary of State Harold H. SAUNDERS - says they have asked for a list of hostages from Iran.] [Volunteer Marian PRECHT - tells mother of hostage Elizabeth Swift that her daughter has been seen by clergy.] Possibility that some of hostages will be released noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Report with regard to reason CBS chose not to show film of hostages meeting with clergy introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Tehran, Iran) Services said recorded by Iranian National Television. Film description given. Statement by Ayatollah Khomeini noted. Conditions imposed on any network choosing to show film given. Conditions said refused by 3 major United States networks.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

Reporter(s):
Kalb, Marvin;
Quint, Bert;
Rather, Dan;
Walker, Hal
Duration:
00:06:10

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