October Surprise

The House Rules Committee met to begin the first of two hearings concerning the investigation into the October Surprise. That refers… read more

The House Rules Committee met to begin the first of two hearings concerning the investigation into the October Surprise. That refers to the allegations that the 1980 Ronald Reagan Campaign made a deal with the Iranian government to delay the release of the 52 American hostages that were being held at the U.S. embassy in Tehran until after Mr. Reagan’s January, 1991 inauguration. Recently, the House leadership agreed to set up a task force to look into those allegations. The hearing focused on the mechanics of setting up a group that will investigate the allegations. close

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October Surprise

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Program ID:
22428-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 31, 1991
Last Aired:
Nov 2, 1991

Airing Details

  • Oct 31, 1991 | 1:56am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 31, 1991 | 7:40am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 01, 1991 | 11:21pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 02, 1991 | 8:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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