NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 23, 1980
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(Studio) Swiss diplomat's visit with 3 hostages in Iran reported Bruce Laingen, Victor Tomseth and Michael Howland said in good shape. Local clergy said to conduct Christmas services for hostages.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) United States threats if hostages put on trial noted. [State Department spokesperson John TRATTNER - says release of hostages before January 20 unlikely.] [Bro. of hostage Arvid LAINGEN - worries about brother.] United States said taking no- bargaining stance with regard to latest demands. Crisis said frozen. Carter administration said trying to leave situation in best position for Reagan administration
REPORTER: John Dancy
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