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Iran Crisis #269899

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 14, 1980
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(Studio) International Red Cross officials reported visiting hostages in Iran.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) (Audio report) Details given of Red Cross observers' visit with hostages; photos shown. Hostage John Limbert's appearance on Iranian television detailed.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) State Department reaction to Red Cross visit reported; family of one hostage said en route to Paris in effort to obtain son's release.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) [Hostage Kevin HERMENING - reads statement about Shah.] Hermening's mother and stepfather noted trying futilely to obtain Iranian visa to visit son; couple said now going to Paris in quest [Mother Barbara TIMM - comments.] The Timms' fears with regard to possible United States military action against Iran noted. [Barbara TIMM - comments on possibly being used as propaganda.] Trip rptd paid for by their attys.; details given.
REPORTER: Steve Young

(Studio) Lincoln Univ. demonstration noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Lincoln, Nebraska) Pro-Khomeini demonstration, by Iranians in Lincoln, Nebraska, allegedly performing funeral ceremony for Bijan Ashtiani, examined; films shown. Background to Ashtiani's death outlined.
REPORTER: Mike McKnight

(Studio) Japan reported recalling ambassador to Tehran as well as not concluding new steel export contracts with Iran; Tokyo said seeking oil from Mexico as precaution. Details given. Australia reported not naming new ambassador to Iran until present crisis resolved.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
McKnight, Mike;
Tunnell, Doug;
Young, Steve

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