Multimedia

1979 Iran Hostage Offers Outstretched Hand Despite Harsh Captivityi
|| 0:00:00
X
Jeffrey Young
August 22, 2012 8:00 PM
U.S. foreign policy toward Iran was profoundly shaped by the events of 1979, when Iranian radicals overran the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took its diplomats hostage. Embassy Charge d’Affaires and hostage Bruce Laingen, looks back on those events, and offers an outstretched hand -- despite his harsh captivity. He's the focus of this week's "Voices of America" profile, created and produced by Jeffrey Young, with video editing by Cindy Cash.

1979 Iran Hostage Offers Outstretched Hand Despite Harsh Captivity

Published August 22, 2012

U.S. foreign policy toward Iran was profoundly shaped by the events of 1979, when Iranian radicals overran the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took its diplomats hostage. Embassy Charge d’Affaires and hostage Bruce Laingen, looks back on those events, and offers an outstretched hand -- despite his harsh captivity. He's the focus of this week's "Voices of America" profile, created and produced by Jeffrey Young, with video editing by Cindy Cash.