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Hostages #273570

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 29, 1981
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(Studio) Iran rptd broadcasting pre-release interviews with 10 of the former hostages in effort to refute their allegations of mistreatment.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Iranian propaganda film shown, discussed. [Hostages, Gary LEE, Victor TOMSETH, Moorhead KENNEDY, Charles SCOTT - interrogated by "Mary."] Regis Ragan's performance in film noted. [Former hostages, LEE, TOMSETH, KENNEDY, SCOTT - comment on film.]
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) State Department's assessment of psychological conditions of former hostages reported; President Reagan's declaration that today be observed as ntl. thanksgiving for hostages' release noted observed in National Cathedral and elsewhere. [Colonel Thomas SCHAEFER - addresses crowd.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton

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