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Iran Developments / United States Reaction #502807

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 10, 1979
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(Studio) Iran said on brink of civil war. Casualties given, include "Los Angeles Times" journalist Joe Alex Morris. Prime Min. Shahpour Bakhtiar and Ayatollah Khomeini quoted. Fighting reported at air force base in eastern Tehran between Pro-Khomeini cadets and imperial guard.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Tehran, Iran) Fighting between air force cadets and imperial guard shown and described.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

(Tehran, Iran) Spread of battle throughout Iran noted. Civilians said armed. Details given.
REPORTER: Rick Davis

(Studio) Arkansas report of capture of police stations given. United States said concerned with regard to Iran violence.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Monitoring of Iran situation by State Department noted. Concern for Americans in Iran stated. Iran's inability to care for sophisticated weaponry during crisis mentioned. USSR intervention in Iran civil war said feared.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan (Defense Department film)

(Studio) Joe Alex Morris cited as 1st journalist to be killed in Iran strife. Biographical details given.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Bittermann, Jim;
Davis, Rick;
Rowan, Ford;
Savitch, Jessica

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