Held Captive in Iran: A Hostage Remembers

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Thirty years ago today, Iranian students seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran. Fifty-two hostages were held for 444 days. Barry Rosen was a State Department press attaché in Tehran in 1979 and was one of the hostages held by the students. He joins us with a look at the hostage taking that changed the U.S. political landscape and the implications for modern Iran.

For more about this pivotal point in U.S.-Iranian history, here is part I of Voice of America's documentary:


Barry Rosen

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer


Noel King

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