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Iran Crisis / Campaign `80 #272790

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 15, 1980
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(Studio) Iran's parliament reported preparing for debates on United States hostages; speaker quoted with regard to parliament's placing demands for their release beyond those stated by Ayatollah Khomeini Friday President Carter's remarks on situation while campaigning. in Texas noted. [CARTER - campaigns.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Secretary of State Edmund MUSKIE - comments on President's assessment of latest Iranian statements, recent developments in Iran.] Muskie said denying Canadian newspaper report with regard to secret negotiations for hostages' release; Muskie noted welcoming public debate between Carter and Ronald Reagan on SALT II. Details given.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Families of United States hostages reported writing speaker of Iran's parliament.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Letter, sent through Algerian embassy in DC, shown, quoted in part on screen. [Hostage's wife Louisa KENNEDY - comments on State Department, letter.] Kennedy quoted with regard to hostage families' hopes.
REPORTER: Diane Sawyer

Cronkite, Walter;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Sawyer, Diane

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