CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 08, 1981
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(Studio) Secretary of State Edmund Muskie's perception of Iran hostage crisis noted; deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher, prior to leaving for mtgs. with Algerians, quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Developments leading to Christopher's departure for Algiers, Algeria, outlined. [President CARTER - comments.] Deputy Secretary of State said expected to return here tomorrow; details given.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint
(DC) Muskie and Secretary of State-designate Alexander Haig reported welcoming Ronald Reagan to State Department; details given, films shown. Alleged tension between Carter and Reagan staffs due to Reagan's insistence on remaining out of Iran hostage discussions examined. [REAGAN - comments.] Carter negotiators, include Christopher, said not being asked to stay on with Reagan administration; Carter aides' criticism of Reagan team's handling of situation detailed. Richard Allen quoted.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
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