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Iran Crisis / Queen Release #271619

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 11, 1980
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(Studio) United States vice consul Rich Queen reported released from Iranian captivity today for medical reasons; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Zurich, Switzerland) [QUEEN - comments on release.] Med. specialists from State Department said joining Swiss physicians in diagnosing Queen's ailment; his arrival in Zurich noted, shown. [State Department spokesperson John TRATTNER - recounts medical findings with regard to Queen's illness.] Arrival in Zurich of Queen's parents, Jeanne and Harold Queen, cited.
REPORTER: Susan Peterson

(Studio) Trattner quoted with regard to possibility of Queen bluffing way out of captivity.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Queen's captivity and background examined; films, photos shown. [Father Darrell RUPIPER - recalls visit with Queen.] [College adviser James TRAER - recalls Queen.] [Peter BROWN - reads letter Queen wrote him about Iran prior to captivity.] [James BEAUMONT - reads another letter Queen wrote before embassy seizure.]
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Diego, California) [Wife of hostage Dorothea MOREFIELD - notes probable deterioration of some kind after such captivity; comments on Queen's release.] [WOMAN - thanks Morefield for spking. to group.] Morefield's efforts to keep hostage issue alive noted. [MOREFIELD - says she's concerned that hostages will be forgotten by government]
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris;
Petersen, Barry;
Peterson, Susan

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