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Rights Managed
  • Owner: NBC News
  • Clip Name: 5112449562_s01
  • Date: 12/26/80
  • Title: NBC MAGAZINE: IRAN HOSTAGES
  • Production Unit: NMag
  • Media Type: AS
  • Media ID: M801226
  • Ardome ID: 1100100714807608122
  • Hit Time: 22:02:00
  • NA
  • Duration: 00:12:00;00
  • Location: Teheran;Iran
  • Era: 1980s
  • Personalities: Royer, William;Hall, Joseph;Kirtley, Steven;Persinger, Gregory;Engelmann, Robert;German, Bruce;Keough, William;Rosen, Barry;Lauterbach, Steven;Ode, Robert;Belk, William;Miele, Jerry;Graves, John;Schaefer, Thomas;Ward, Philip;Hermening, Kevin J;Moore, Bert;Lewis, Paul;Swift, Elizabeth Ann;Koob, Kathryn;Homeyer, Vivian;Hermening, Richard;Engelmann, David;Mcclennon, Helen;Royer, Sr William B Mrs;Kirtley, Troy Mrs;Elledge, Carol;Gallegos, Richard;Lee, Earl;Tippitt, Gayle
  • Short Description: NBC MAGAZINE: IRAN HOSTAGES
  • Comments: Acc #: 353084;Edited;Reviewer: SMD;Created By: SMD;
  • Long Description:
    FILMED HOLIDAY MESSAGES SENT BY THE IRANIAN HOSTAGES TO THEIR FAMILIES. ALSO REACTIONS OF THE FAMILIES. WILLIAM ROYER: TO MY FAMILY: LOVE AND MERRY CHRISTMAS. JOSEPH HALL: ITS 500 DAYS TOMORROW SINCE WEVE SEEN EACH OTHER; SHERRY I CAN HOLD ON IF YOU CAN; TO MY FAMILY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. DONALD COOKE: I WANT TO SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS; I HAVE NOTHING TO ADD TO LAST YEARS MESSAGE. SERGEANT GREGORY PERSINGER: MOM AND DAD: MERRY CHRISTMAS; I HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON. LIEUTENANT COMMANDER ROBERT ENGELMANN: ALL THE MAIL WE GET TELLS US TO HANG IN THERE AND I GUESS WE CAN HOLD ON A LITTLE LONGER; HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND DONT WORRY ABOUT US; THE DAY WERE RELEASED IS OUR CHRISTMAS. BRUCE GERMAN: ID LIKE TO WISH MY FAMILY MERRY CHRISTMAS; ESPECIALLY MY WIFE MARGE AND MY DAUGHTER AND SONS AND MOTHER AND STEPFATHER AND THE FINE PEOPLE OF ST MARKS PARISH; I REMAIN OPTIMISTIC; ID LIKE MARGE TO KNOW IM WITH HER IN SPIRIT; HAPPY HOLIDAY TO ALL THE AMERICANS WHO HAVE BEEN SO SUPPORTIVE FOR US DURING THIS ORDEAL. WILLIAM KEOUGH JR: TO MY WIFE KATHERINE MERRY CHRISTMAS; CONTINUE TO BE STRONG AND HAVE FAITH; I WISH MY DAUGHTER KATHERINE AND HER HUSBAND WELL; I THANK OUR DAUGHTER ALLYSSA FOR HER ATTENTION TO CARDS AND LETTERS; TO PEOPLE IN BOSTON AND THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM DOWN THROUGH THE WASHINGTON AREA WE WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY NEW YEAR; WE HAVE HOPE AND FAITH AND HOPE THE PEOPLE ON THE HOME FRONT FEEL THE SAME WAY. BARRY ROSEN: MY LOVE TO MY WIFE AND CHILDREN; MY ATTITUDE IS POSITIVE; THOUGH I CANT BE WITH YOU IM WITH YOU SPIRITUALLY; MY THOUGHTS WERE WITH YOU MOTHER DURING CHANUKAH AND ROSH HASHANAH; I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN AND THANK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO HAVE STOOD BY US DURING THIS TRYING ORDEAL. STEVE LAUTERBACH: HELLO TO MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS; IM DOING WELL AND HAVE NOT BEEN ILL SINCE BEING A HOSTAGE; I THANK ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE WRITTEN US AND SENT US BOOKS AND OTHER MATERIAL; THE SUPPORT AND CONCERNSHOWN BY OUR FELLOW AMERICANS HAVE BEEN OF IMMEASURABLE SUPPORT TO US; GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AND GOD BLESS AMERICA. ROBERT C ODE: I MISS AND LOVE MY WIFE RITA VERY MUCH AND HOPE MY BROTHER HOWARD IS RECOVERING FROM HIS HEART ATTACK; GREETINGS TO MY SISTER AND BROTHER. WILLIAM BELK: TO MY WIFE ANGELA AND ENTIRE FAMILY IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND ELSEWHERE IM ALL RIGHT AND EXPECT TO COME HOME; WHEN THOUGH I DONT KNOW. JERRY MIELE: A MESSAGE TO MY MOTHER AND SISTER KATHERINE AND BROTHER JOE SR AND KARMALITA ETC: I WISH I COULD BE THERE WITH YOU; I GET DEPRESSED BUT IM DOING FINE. JOHN E GRAVES: I HOPE MY WIFE AND MANY CHILDREN ARE WELL AND HAPPY AND SEE ME NOW TALKING ON CHRISTMAS DAY. COLONEL THOMAS SCHAEFER: TO THE DEAREST PERSON IN MY LIFE MY WIFE ANITA; TO MY SONS AND GRANDCHILDREN: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL; AND TO MY MOTHER: DEAR MOM. PHILIP WARD: HI CONNIE AND SCOTT; IM HEALTHY AND WELL SO DONT WORRY ABOUT ME; DONT FORGET TO FEED THE WILD BIRDS THIS WINTER -- THEYLL BE HUNGRY. KEVIN HERMENING: I WANT TO SEND LOVE TO ALL MY FAMILY AND SAY HELLO TO FRIENDS AND RELATIVES AND LET THEM KNOW IM ALL RIGHT. BERT MOORE: MARJORIE IM SORRY TO MISS CHRISTMAS AGAIN -- OUR SECOND ANNIVERSARY APART; WITH A LITTLE LUCK WELL SPEND OUR SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TOGETHER NEXT YEAR; IM PROUD OF THE WAY YOUVE COPED THE PAST YEAR AND THE CHILDREN WHO HAVE MY LOVE ALWAYS; GOD BLESS YOU ALL; I LOVE YOU MUCH. SEEN ARE KATHRYN KOOB AND ELIZABETH ANN SWIFT SINGING SILENT NIGHT. ELIZABETH ANN SWIFT: I WANT TO SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MOTHER AND THE WHOLE FAMILY; WERE OKAY AND KATES A MARVELOUS ROOMMATE WHO GIVES ME A GREAT DEAL OF FAITH AND COMFORT AND HOPE ALL THE TIME; WERE GLAD TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SEND LOVE AND SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS. KATHRYN KOOB: BECKY AND JOHN AND EMILY AND MARK: CAN YOU ALL SING WITH ME? (SHE SINGS BE NEAR ME LORD JESUS.) IM FEELING GOOD AND HAVE LOST WEIGHT; ANN AND I KEEP BUSY READING AND STUDYING; I LOOK FORWARD TO BEING WITH YOU. --- FAMILY REAX --- KATHRYN KOOBSSISTER VIVIAN HOMEYER: SHES MORE SERIOUS THAN SHE WAS -- MORE EMOTIONAL; OF COURSE CHRISTMAS IS A TIME OF EMOTION AND THIS SINGING OF SILENT NIGHT IS EMOTIONAL; ITS A TIME FOR FAMILIES TO BE TOGETHER. KEVIN HERMENINGS FATHER RICHARD: HE LOOKS FAIRLY WELL THOUGH SOMEWHAT DISGUSTED MAYBE; I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE HEARD HIM SAY MORE; MAYBE HE WORRIED WHAT HE SAID WOULD AFFECT HIM GETTING ANY MESSAGE OUT. ROBERT ENGELMANNS BROTHER DAVID: HES SOUNDING WEARY BUT WE ALL ARE WEARY OF THIS; THERES NOT A WHOLE LOT TO SAY. JOSEPH HALLS SISTER HELEN MCCLENNON: IM FED UP WITH THEM; I DONT FEEL GRATEFUL FOR THIS FILM; IM GRATEFUL TO SEE HIM BUT ANGRY THEYVE DRAGGED THIS ON AND IT DOESNT SEEM THERELL BE ANYTHING THAT SATISFIES THEM; I DONT KNOW WHAT CAN BE DONE. WILLIAM ROYERS MOTHER: I WAS THRILLED TO DEATH; THIS IS THE MOST WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS PRESENT ANYONE COULD HAVE GIVEN ME; I HADNT HEARD FROM HIM SINCE LAST JUNE; THERES A STRAIN BUT HE SMILED AND HIS VOICE SOUNDED GOOD. STEVEN KIRTLEYS MOTHER: IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD TO SEE STEVEN THOUGH I WONDER WHY THE REST COULDNT BE SEEN; ARE THEY TRYING TO HIDE SOMETHING?; WERE NUMBED WAITING; (ABOUT THE RANSOM): IF I HAD THE MONEY ID PAY IT; I THINK IF ANYONE GETS CREDIT FOR BRINGING THEM BACK ITS PRESIDENT CARTER; HE HAS DONE RIGHT AND DONE EVERYTHING TO PROTECT THEM; ANYBODY COULD HAVE RUN IN THERE THE FIRST WEEK AND BOMBED THEM. JOE HALLS SISTER CAROL ELLEDGE: IT HELPS TO KNOW THEYRE OKAY BUT ITS KIND OF A CRUEL SADISTIC THING TO DO TOO; THEY SHOULD BE HOME; I GUESS AT THIS POINT WE OUGHT TO DO SOMETHING EVEN IF ITS WRONG; WHEN HE SAID HI CAROL-- I CANT TELL YOU HOW I FELT ABOUT THAT; I KNOW HE THINKS OF US; THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE OUR CHRISTMAS TOGETHER. BRINKLEY: THE FAMILIES OF BILLY GALLEGOS AND GARY LEE DONT KNOW WHY THEY DIDNT APPEAR ON THE FILMS. DICK GALLEGOS: WE WERE DISAPPOINTED BUT I GUESS WELL JUST HAVE TO WAIT; THE MARINES LOOK LIKE THEYRE HOLDING UP PRETTY WELL; WELL HAVE TO WAITAND SEE OUR SON. REVEREND EARL LEE: THOUGH I HAVENT SEEN HIM YET IVE BEEN PLEASED WITH THOSE I HAVE SEEN; THEY HAVE PREPARED MESSAGES FROM THEIR HEARTS; THEYRE IN GOOD ATTITUDE AND I EXPECT GARY WILL BE THE SAME; GARY WILL BE THE SAME -- I DONT HAVE ANY DOUBT ABOUT THAT. GARY LEES SISTER GAIL TIPPITT: IT WOULD HELP IF WE ALL COULD SEE HIM THIS YEAR AND HEAR HIS VOICE; ITS PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY TIRING. REVEREND LEE: ARE WE BEGINNING ANOTHER SIEGE? ITS AS IF THEY WERE JUST TAKEN HOSTAGE. STUDIO EXCHANGE BETWEEN BRINKLEY AND DANCY AND LEWIS.
    FOOTAGE NOT SCREENED -- INFO FROM PROGRAM ANALYSIS CARD.
    Producers: NBC

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