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Iran / Hostage Crisis #268100

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 05, 1980
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(Studio) State Department spokesperson John Trattner's reiteration of United States position re: hostages in Iran reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) State Department said not asking Ronald Reagan to advise or concur with Department in hostage crisis; details given. Hypothetical approach of Iranians to new United States administration compared to situation faced by Richard Nixon re: N. Korea's seizure of Pueblo during Lyndon Johnson's reign in 1968.
REPORTER: Diane Sawyer

(Studio) Carter administration said believing that Reagan's election has confused Iranians; today's statements by Prime Min. Mohammed Ali Rajai and spiritual leader of embassy terrorists said illustrating situation.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Apparent situation at United States embassy in Tehran outlined; films shown. Head of Iran's negotiating committee , Reza Nobari, quoted re: direct talks with US.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Sawyer, Diane

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