NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 29, 1980
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(Studio) New hostage pictures said released today. All but 9 hostages said now seen on film. Algerian go-betweens said to have seen all 52.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Film shown. (HOSTAGE - talks with Algerian.] Charles Jones shown and iden. Iranians said believing him spy. Treatment of hostages considered. Thomas Ahern case cited. Ahern shown, identification, and said chgd. with being CIA agent. Solitary confinement in his case suspected. [AHERN - says he has had very little information over past mos.] Ahern friend quoted with regard to Ahern's bad appearance. [Elizabeth Ann SWIFT - compliments present qtrs.; says experience frightening.] Leland Holland and John Limbert shown. Bathroom noted shown. [Michael MOELLER - asks about negotiations.] Film said edited at point of diplomats' response. 9 reported not seen. Iden. as Frederick Kupke, Robert Blucker, Richard Daugherty, Gary Lee, Moorhead Kennedy, Malcolm Kalp, Joseph Subic, James Lopez and Clair (Cordy) Barnes. Absence, accdg. to Iran, was men's choice.
REPORTER: George Lewis
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