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Reagan's Inaugural and the Release of the Iranian Hostages

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Reagan's Inaugural and the Release of the Iranian Hostages

Reagan's Inaugural and the Release of the Iranian Hostages

Reagan's Inaugural and the Release of the Iranian Hostages

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NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with historian Robert Dallek, who recalls the memorable events of Reagan's inauguration in 1981. American hostages held by Iran during the last days of the Carter presidency were released as Reagan prepared to enter the White House.