Book Discussion on October Surprise

Former National Security Council member Gary Sick discussed his recent book October Surprise: America’s Hostages in Iran and the… read more

Former National Security Council member Gary Sick discussed his recent book October Surprise: America’s Hostages in Iran and the Election of Ronald Reagan. In his book, Mr. Sick explored the theory that the 1980 Reagan/Bush campaign negotiated with the Iranian government to delay the release of 52 American hostages until after Reagan’s 1981 inauguration. He also examined the implications of such an agreement, and its possible effect on the 1992 presidential election. close

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Book Discussion on October Surprise

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Program ID:
23038-1
Category:
Booknotes
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Booknotes
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 1, 1991
Last Aired:
Jan 16, 2008

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  • Dec 01, 1991 | 7:58pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 01, 1991 | 11:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 02, 1991 | 2:20am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 02, 1991 | 6:57am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 02, 1991 | 12:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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