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Iranian Crisis #63948

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 01, 1980
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(Studio) Return to Washington, DC of 6 Americans who recently escaped from Iran reported; 90th day of hostages' captivity in Tehran noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) State Department reception for the 6 and their families featured; films shown. Response given Canadian charge d'affaires, Gilles Mathieu, upon his introduction by undersecretary state David Newsome, noted. [Robert ANDERS - outlines their initial escape; notes that Lee Schatz wasn't in compound at time of takeover.] Their later meeting with President Carter at White House reported [CARTER - addresses group.]
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Ottawa, Canada) Account by Canadian ambassador Kenneth Taylor of his and other Canadians' roles in helping the 6 Americans escape outlined; film shown, [TAYLOR - recalls telephone call, demanding to speak to 2 of the hiding Americans] Alternative escape plans, under consideration by Taylor at the timed recalled; Taylor reported awaiting reassignment.
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Koppel, Ted;
Miller, Ron;
Reynolds, Frank

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