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Iran Crisis #261769

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 25, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter said at Camp David. Christmas message from President Carter to families of hostages quoted. Attys. from major law firms reported preparing to defend hostages if tried as spies.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Legal efforts said being coordinated by Lawyers Committee for Civil Rts. Under Law. Actual legal work said being done in 4 of nation's largest law firms: Covington and Burling; Hogan and Hartson; Cravath, Swaine and Moore; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison. Law firms reported supplying services without charge.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) Report with regard to opposition to Khomeini govt in Kurdistan introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Mahabad, Iran) Kurdish support of revolution and current resistance to revolutionary government cited. Kurdish demands for autonomy noted. Pesh Merga guerrilla group named. [Kurdish Democratic Party leader Aboul Rahman GHASSEMLOU - comments with regard to resistance to Iranian government]
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

Graham, Fred;
Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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