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Argo

Antonio Mendez spoke about the Iranian hostage crisis and a secret operation to save Americans in Iran during the turmoil in which he took a role as a… read more

Antonio Mendez spoke about the Iranian hostage crisis and a secret operation to save Americans in Iran during the turmoil in which he took a role as a Hollywood producer scouting out locations for a fake science fiction movie titled “Argo.”

During the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1979, six Americans escaped from the U.S. embassy in Tehran and hid in the city. The CIA launched a covert operation to find and get them out of the country. Mr. Mendez spoke at an event hosted by the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. close

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  • Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History
    Antonio Mendez, Matt Baglio
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Argo

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Program ID:
308318-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 06, 2012 | 5:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Nov 03, 2019 | 2:02am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Oct 06, 2012 | 5:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 07, 2012 | 9:07am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 02, 2019 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 03, 2019 | 2:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
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