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CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 22, 1980
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(Studio) Speaker of Iranian parliament Hashemi Rafsanjani quoted with regard to Iranian hostage demands and threat of spy trials.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [State Department spokesperson John TRATTNER - charges that some hostages are in prison; expresses concern with regard to health and treatment of several hostages.] [Wife of hostage Penne LAINGEN - talks about families that haven't heard from hostage relatives.) Mtg. of Secretary of State-designate Alexander Haig with Secretary of State Edmund Muskie reported [HAIG - expresses support for President Carter and Secretary Muskie in hostage crisis.)
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Tehran, Iran) Iranian negotiators' political problems with regard to hostages considered. Rafsanjani news conference shown; his remarks with regard to hostages translated. Possibility of spy trial considered.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Pierpoint, Robert

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