CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 24, 1980
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(Studio) Hostages said thought to be held in Iran well into 1981. Edmund Muskie quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Tehran, Iran) Ayatollah Khomeini's plea for national unity reported Clashes between Khomeini forces and those supporting Bani-Sadr recalled and reported Details given. Effect of conflict on hostages considered. Ayatollah Beheshti's attitude noted. [BEHESHTI - speaks of hostage trials.] Christmas plans for hostages reported Situation said bleak.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton
(DC) President Carter's reaction reported In Plains, Georgia, [CARTER - speaks of negotiations.] State Department efforts reported.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer
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