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25th Anniversary of the Iran Hostage Crisis

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25th Anniversary of the Iran Hostage Crisis

Remembrances

25th Anniversary of the Iran Hostage Crisis

25th Anniversary of the Iran Hostage Crisis

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Twenty-five years ago, 52 Americans were captured at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and held for 444 days. We look back at the Iran hostage crisis, and the insight it might offer on the relationship between the West and the Islamic world.

Guests:

David Farber, author of Taken Hostage: The Iran Hostage Crisis and America's First Encounter with Radical Islam

Mark Bowden, national correspondent, Atlantic Monthly; author, Black Hawk Down; article "Among the Hostage-Takers" appears in the December issue of Atlantic Monthly

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