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From the Vault: Iran Hostages Released

Clip: Season 2016 | 8m 19s

This week, Iran released 5 U.S. citizens from prison as part of a highly-choreographed prisoner swap. Some, including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, had spent more than 500 days in jail. 35 years ago, 52 Americans were released from Iran after spending 444 days as hostages after the takeover of the U.S. embassy. The release came minutes after President Ronald Reagan was sworn in.

Aired: 01/20/16

Rating: NR

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Washington Week came on the air February 23, 1967. In the 50 years that followed, we covered a lot of history-making events. Read up on 10 of the biggest stories Washington Week covered in its first 50 years.

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