CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 25, 1980
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(Studio) Christmas services for hostages reported All 52 said present.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) Film of hostages shown. 16 said in film. Bert Moore, Paul Lewis, Phillip Ward, Kevin Hermening, John McKeel, Charles Scott, Don. Sharer, Regis Ragan, Richard Morefield, William Royer (possibly), Gregory Persinger, Don. Cooke, Joseph Hall, Steven Kirtley, Elizabeth Ann Swift, and Kathryn Koob iden. Barbara Timm mentioned. Earlier photos of hostages shown.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(Tehran, Iran) Priest talks in French with reporter with regard to hostages' condition and morale. Film reshown. Monsignor Annibale Bugnini taken to meeting blindfolded noted. More film said due tomorrow. Advsr. to militants quoted with regard to trial and punishment for hostages.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton