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Iranian Crisis #508882

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 18, 1980
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(Studio) United States and Iran reported approving mbrship. of United Nations commission inquiring into grievances against Shah; effort-noted part of arrangement for release of hostages.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) Secretary of State Cyrus Vance reported meeting with United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim with regard to United Nations commission and hostages; films shown. [UN spokesperson Rudolf STAJDUHAR - comments.] [VANCE - thanks United Nations for its work.] Cmsn said meeting later in week in Geneva, prior to departing for Tehran; possible release procedure outlined.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

(Studio) Portion of interview with hostages Paul Lewis and William Gallegos, filmed earlier by terrorists holding them and shown on "Today" show, featured.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Questions reiterated. [GALLEGOS and LEWIS - comment on Shah; treatment; mail; families.]

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Pueblo, Colorado) Reaction of Gallegos' parents, watching interview, examined; films shown. [PARENTS - comment on son.]
REPORTER: Charles Goullai (KOA-TV newstape)

Chancellor, John;
Hart, John;
McLaughlin, Bill

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