NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 23, 1979
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(Studio) Shah of Iran reported in New York City hospital suffering from cancer as well as other health complications; his arrival last night, after special approval of United States government for treatment at Cornell Med. Center, noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(NYC) Details given of Shah's arrival. [Shah's spokesperson Chris GODEK - comments.] Shah's exile in Mexico since June and State Department's assessment of his health cited. [Harvey DANIELS - recalls seeing Shah in hospital corridor.] Empress Farah shown, mentioned.
REPORTER: Dianne Wildman
(DC) David Rockefeller, head of Chase Manhattan Bank, reported serving as liaison in arranging for Shah's trip to NYC; visa said approved personally by President Carter. Limitations on Shah's admission to US outlined; Iranian govt said requesting examination of him by their physician. Incrd. security measures at United States embassy in Tehran noted.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani