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  • Washington Journal John Limbert  Stuart Eizenstat Discuss the 40th Anniversary of the Iranian Hostage Crisis
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    John Limbert and Stuart Eizenstat on 40th Anniversary of Iranian Hostage Crisis

    On November 4, 1979, Iranian protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 66 Americans hostage. C-SPAN looked back 40 years to talk about the Iran Hostage Crisis with former…

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  • em444 Days to Freedom What Really Happened in Iran  The Inside Storyem
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    444 Days to Freedom, What Really Happened in Iran - The Inside Story

    Narrated by actor William Shatner, this documentary chronicles the Iran Hostage Crisis from the hostage’s point of view, using interviews with former hostages and footage shot by Iranian…

    510 views
  • emA Hostage Reportem
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    A Hostage Report

    Freed hostage Colonel Thomas Schaefer gave a U.S. Air Force intelligence briefing on strategies he used to cope during his 444 days in Iran from November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981.

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  • Former Iran Hostage John Limbert Oral History Interview
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    Former Iran Hostage John Limbert Oral History Interview

    Former U.S. foreign service officer John Limbert talked about his experience as a hostage in Iran from 1979 to 1981, including a memorable visit from an Iranian clergyman. This interview is…

    173 views
  • emWe Want to Negotiateem
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    We Want to Negotiate

    Committee to Protect Journalists executive director Joel Simon discussed the ethical, legal, and strategic considerations that go into hostage negotiations.

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  • US Hostages in Iran
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    U.S. Hostages in Iran

    A House Foreign Affairs subcommittee held a hearing on U.S. nationals being held in Iran. Three relatives of hostages in Iran, including one man who had been in custody for 12 years,…

    603 views
  • emHostage The Abridgement of International Lawsem
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    Hostage! The Abridgement of International Laws

    This 1979 U.S. International Communications Agency (USICA) program examines the United Nations' response to the Iran Hostage crisis and the history of laws pertaining to diplomatic…

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  • 35th Anniversary of Iran Hostage Release
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    35th Anniversary of Iran Hostage Release

    A C-SPAN announcer gave a summary of events leading up to Iranian students seizing hostages on November 4, 1979, followed by a portion of President Carter’s final State of the Union Address…

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  • Washington Journal Viewer Calls on the Iran Hostage Crisis
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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on their memories of the Iran hostage crisis. On January 20, 1981, Iran released the 52 American hostages held for 444…

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  • Hearing on Terrorist Financing
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    Terrorist Financing

    Witnesses offered recommendations for curbing revenue to terror groups such as ISIS* at a hearing on terrorist financing and U.S. hostage policy. Included among those testifying was Diane…

    603 views
  • US Hostage Policy
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    U.S Hostage Policy

    Officials with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and State Department talked about the Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell. President Obama called for its establishment to be the single entity to help…

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  • State Department Briefing
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    State Department Daily Briefing

    State Department Spokesperson John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international topics, including the handling of hostage situations, the conflict in Syria,…

    351 views
  • Reporting from Conflict Zones
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    Reporting from Conflict Zones

    The University of Arizona hosted a discussion about journalists in conflict zones. The panelists included former Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson, who was held hostage in…

    202 views
  • President Obama Remarks on Hostage Policy Review
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    President Obama on Hostage Negotiation Policy

    President Obama spoke about changes following the completion of the Hostage Policy Review, including that the government would no longer threaten to criminally prosecute families of American hostages…

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  • White House Briefing
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    White House Daily Briefing

    Homeland Security adviser Lisa Monaco spoke with reporters at the White House daily briefing about President Obama’s announcement earlier in the day of changes in how the government would…

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  • White House Briefing
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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of topics, including trade, military retirement benefits, the fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill, and…

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  • Washington Journal Representative John Delaney DMD
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    U.S. Hostages and Drone Strikes

    Representative John Delaney (D-MD) talked about a proposal for a job that is dedicated to keeping track of American hostages around the world and developing strategies to help free them. The proposal…

    201 views
  • Discussion on US Policy Toward Hostages Held Overseas
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    U.S. Hostage Policy

    The New America Foundation hosted a discussion on U.S. hostage policy. Panelists included former FBI negotiator Gary Noesner; Debra Tice, the mother of Austin Rice; an American journalist…

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  • Washington Journal Dane Egli on US Policy Toward Hostages Held Overseas
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    U.S. Policy on Hostages Held Overseas

    Dane Egli talked about President Obama’s review of the process the U.S. uses to try to recover Americans taken hostage overseas. A video clip was shown from the November 18, 2014, daily…

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  • Iran Hostage Crisis
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    Iran Hostage Crisis

    In the conference on the Carter presidency, held at Hofstra University, Mr. Gunter, Ms. Reilly, and Mr. Smist presented papers focusing on different aspects of the Iran hostage crisis, including Iranian student deportations…

    1,394 views
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