Filter by

Hostages

Videos

Sorted by Most Recent Airing
Showing 1 - of 101 Show 100
  • Last Aired

    The Weekly With Theo Padnos

    Audio Stream Only

    Theo Padnos shared his story of being held captive for two years in Syria, while facing brutal abuse and constant death threats. It has been 10 years since the Syrian civil war began and he…

    43 views
  • Last Aired

    President Jimmy Carter and Iran Hostage Crisis

    Audio Stream Only

    From November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981, Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days in Tehran. President Jimmy Carter announced a ban on Iranian oil and the…

    1,115 views
  • Last Aired

    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…

    1,243 views
  • Last Aired

    Iran Hostage Crisis, 40 Years Later

    From 1979 to 1981, 52 Americans were held hostage in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. The Wilson Center hosted a panel discussing how the Iran Hostage Crisis has impacted U.S. foreign policy…

    695 views
  • Last Aired

    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…

    871 views
  • Last Aired

    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…

    4,556 views
  • Last Aired

    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.

    220 views
  • Last Aired

    We Want to Negotiate

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

    384 views
  • Last Aired

    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,…

    675 views
  • Last Aired

    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…

    325 views
  • Last Aired

    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…

    628 views
  • Last Aired

    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…

    548 views
  • Last Aired

    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…

    650 views
  • Last Aired

    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…

    193 views
  • Last Aired

    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,…

    354 views
  • Last Aired

    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…

    233 views
  • Last Aired

    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…

    1,277 views
  • Last Aired

    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…

    1,040 views
  • Last Aired

    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…

    537 views
  • Last Aired

    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…

    207 views
  • Load 20 More