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Taken Hostage

Season 1
2022TV-MA
Unfolding like a political thriller, Taken Hostage revisits the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, when 52 Americans were held hostage in Tehran. For the next 444 days, the world watched as the U.S. endured humiliation, vitriol and hatred from a country that had long been a close ally. The crisis would transform both the U.S. and Iran and forever upend the focus and direction of American foreign policy.
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Special Interest
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    November 14, 2022
    1 h 52 min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Explore how America’s quarter-century of unwavering support for its ally, the Shah of Iran, and the violent Islamic revolution that overthrew him in 1979, set the stage for the Iran hostage crisis.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    November 15, 2022
    1 h 52 min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Through riveting accounts from hostages, journalists and officials, learn how Iranian students held 52 hostages at the American embassy in Tehran from November 1979 to January 1981—a defining crisis of Jimmy Carter’s presidency.

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