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United States / Iranian Demonstrators / Hostages #512363

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 07, 1980
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(Studio) Pro-Khomeini rally in Washington, DC reported protesting alleged police brutality during demonstration last month
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Pro& anti-Khomeini demonstrations today, by Iranians and Americans respectively, examined; films shown.
REPORTER: Rebecca Sobel

(DC) Iranians, released from federal detention, reported temporarily prevented from boarding buses in New York City for DC; details given, film shown. Protest by immigration inspectors over speedy release of Iranians and inquiry into matter by Justice and State Depts. noted. [Federal of Govt. Employees union rep. John HAMBRICK - comments.] Deputy attorney general Charles Renfrew said assuring President Carter that demonstrators had not been released prematurely; "Washington Post" reported stating that large sum of money has been sent for Iranian demonstrations in US. Details given.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) State Department said believing recent flap over Iranian demonstrators in US thwarted efforts to get United States hostages released.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) State Department reported hopeful some hostages would be released at end of Moslem holiday, Ramadan, prior to current controversy over Iranian demonstrators in US; details given.
REPORTER: George Lewis

Chancellor, John;
Lewis, George;
Sobel, Rebecca;
Stern, Carl

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