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Frontline: Season 1991

1991x08 The Election Held Hostage

  • 1991-04-17T01:00:00Z on PBS
  • 60 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, News

On January 20, 1981, just as Ronald Reagan became the 40th president of the United States, Iran finally released the 52 American hostages it had held for 444 days. Frontline reporter Robert Parry investigates startling new evidence about how both the Carter and Reagan camps may have tried to forge secret deals for those hostages during the 1980 presidential campaign.

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