30 Years Later, Tehran Hostage Can't Forget

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Iranian students climb over the wall of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution, 4th November 1979. The students went on to seize the embassy staff, and hold 52 of them as hostages fo (AFP/Getty)

Thursday marks 30 years since the release of 52 American hostages who were held in the US embassy in Tehran for 444 days by a group of Iranian students and militants. Barry Rosen was one of those hostages. He worked as a press attaché in the embassy in Tehran, and he says the anniversary of his release remains fixed in his mind. "I have to remember it," Rosen says. "If I had a place to go, I would go and stand there. But I don't have a place to go."

Guests:

Barry Rosen

Produced by:

Noel King

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