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FRONTLINE; Hostage in Iran: The Legacy

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Hostage in Iran: The Legacy
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FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

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While the whole world watched, fifty-two Americans were held hostage in Iran by Islamic revolutionaries for 444 days. On the fifth anniversary of their release, using never-before- seen footage from inside the American embassy compound in Teheran, the hostages tell the story of their long ordeal.

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