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Iran / Hostage Crisis #268619

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 31, 1980
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(Studio) Tehran radio reported warning of possible execution of United States hostages; details given. State Department reaction noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Tehran, Iran) Tehran radio commentary discussed; portions of broadcast quoted on screen. Remarks of Ayatollah Beheshti outlined. [BEHESHTI - comments.]
REPORTER: Arden Ostrander

(Studio) White House spokesperson and President Carter quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Carter's response to current developments in Iran hostage crisis examined; films shown. [CARTER - comments.] Position President is in noted.

(Studio) Captivity of British hostages in Iran as well as Americans mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(London, England) Archbishop of Canterbury's representative Terry Waite reported returning from Iran with news of British captives' imminent release; details given, films shown. [WAITE - comments.] Background to situation involving hostages Jean Waddell, Dr. and Mrs. John Coleman and Andrew Pyke outlined; photos shown. Muslim fanatics' opposition to Anglican church in Iran noted focusing on assassination attempts on now exiled Bishop Hassan Dehqani-Tafti; details given. [HANITAFTI - comments.] [Chris COLEMAN - discusses parents' situation.] Archbishop of Canterbury's envoy noted meeting with all hostages but Andrew Pyke.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

McManus, Jim;
Ostrander, Arden;
Rather, Dan;
Trotta, Liz

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