ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 12, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Uncertainty about future course of hostage crisis in Iran said expressed by returning deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher. [CHRISTOPHER - comments.] [State Department spokesperson John TRATTNER - comments on assessment of Christopher's mission as failure.] Seattle radio station's phone conversation with hostage Bruce Laingen reported [Voice of LAINGEN - comments on situation; Laingen's remarks transcribed on screen as he talks.]
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
(DC) Secys. Edmund Muskie and Christopher reported meeting with President Carter on Algerian trip; Carter's remarks outlined on screen. Apparent change in President's attitude towards crisis noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Studio) Algerian officials reported giving Iran United States reply; details given. Ayatollah Beheshti and an aide to Prime Min. Mohammed Ali Rajai quoted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
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