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July Fourth / Iran Crisis / Carter #66854

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 04, 1980
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(Studio) July 4th celebrations said tempered by continued captivity of US hostages in Iran.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Merced, California) President Carter's campaign stop in Merced featured; films shown. [CARTER - comments on heat, Ronald Reagan's proposal to lift grain embargo against (JSSR, loafers in own family, Iran crisis.] Pros and cons of such campaign stops outlined.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Carter quoted with regard to refugees coming to US; number of new citizens taking oath at Smithsonian today noted. [CLERK - calls out new citizen's names and home ntns.] United States hostages in Iran noted beginning 9th month of captivity.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(No location given) Special 53-hr vigil at Prince of Peace Church in Jacksonville, Florida, for hostages examined; films shown. Hermitage, Pennsylvania, noted honoring hostages with flags; details given, films shown. Pennsylvania hostage Michael Metrinko mentioned. Duncanville, Texas, turnout in honor of hostage Johnny McKeel featured; McKeel'sparents and brother Tod incld. in report
REPORTER: Bill Greenwood (WYTV, WFAA film/tapes)

Donaldson, Sam;
Greenwood, Bill;
Reynolds, Frank

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