NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 27, 1980
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(Studio) Reactions of hostage families to Christmas tapes said mixed. [Mr. and Mrs. GALLEGOS, Deborah PLOTKIN, Hazel and Earl LEE, Paul and Mary NEEDHAM, and uniden. hostage RELATIVE - comment with regard to tapes.] State Department representatives said mtg. with Algerian mediators with regard to negotiating so United States does not have to pay 24 billion dollars.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch (KNBC-TV and KMTV-TV news tape )
(DC) Conf. in Tehran of foreign diplomats reported Tape shown. [Prime Min. Mohammed Ali RAJAI - through translater, restates Iranian demands.) Secretary of State Edmund Muskie and White House counsel Lloyd Cutler said meeting with Algerian diplomats with regard to United States response to Iranian demands.
REPORTER: Rebecca Sobel