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Iran Crisis / Hostages and Families #261777

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 25, 1979
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(Studio) Report with regard to mystery of who exactly is being held hostage by Iranians introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(NYC) Stated that number of hostages still unknown. Kathryn Koob and Elizabeth Swift said 2 women still being held. 1 black, Charles Jones, said also still held. sergeant Kevin Hermening, Corporal Billy Gallegos, Robert Carl Ode, Michael Metrinko, sergeant Paul Lewis, Dennis Cortez, Gary Lee, John Cross and William Cooper listed.
REPORTER: Charles Osgood

(Studio) Message from Bruce Laingen said delivered to families of hostages in National Cathedral in DC. Tape shown and message quoted. Episcopal Bishop John Walker quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(San Diego, California) Dorothea Morefield, wife of hostage Richard Morefield, featured. Her Christmas described Telegram from Secretary of State Cyrus Vance read and one from President Carter shown. [Kenneth MOREFIELD - reads selection from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."] [Betsy and Dorothea MOREFIELD - speak with regard to Christmas.]
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

(Globe, Arizona) Midnight Mass attended by family of hostage James Lopez shown [Mary LOPEZ - describes Christmas without her son.] [Jesse LOPEZ - comments.]
REPORTER: Harold Dow

Dow, Harold;
Osgood, Charles;
Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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