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  • Zora Neale Hurston, In Her Own Words Digital Short
    Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space | Digital Short

    Zora Neale Hurston, In Her Own Words

    A glimpse into the anthropologist’s trailblazing practice, as described by Hurston herself.

    1 MIN 44 SEC
  • The Films of Zora Neale Hurston Digital Short
    Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space | Digital Short

    The Films of Zora Neale Hurston

    Filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain talks about Zora Neale Hurston and her interest in capturing the rural Black folk in her writings and ethnographic work. In multiple trips to the south, Hurston shot 16mm film of rural Black people, culture and customs amassing 85 minutes of footage that she shot and/or directed.

    2 MIN 59 SEC
  • The Third Degree Digital Short
    The Lie Detector | Digital Short

    The Third Degree

    Some etymologists trace the phrase "The Third Degree" back to Freemasonry, but by the early 20th century, the term had become firmly associated with something entirely different: harsh police interrogation, or more accurately, torture.

    4 MIN 16 SEC
  • Jimmy Carter Digital Short
    Taken Hostage | Digital Short

    Jimmy Carter

    President Jimmy Carter confronted one of the most significant challenges of his presidency during the Iran hostage crisis.

    58 SEC
  • Ways A Rescue Mission Can Go Wrong Clip
    Taken Hostage | Clip

    Ways A Rescue Mission Can Go Wrong

    On April 24, 1980, after 172 days of captivity, a U.S. Armed Forces operation attempted to rescue the hostages. Colonel James Q. Roberts recalls the details of the failed mission.

    3 MIN 40 SEC
  • The Shah Digital Short
    Taken Hostage | Digital Short

    The Shah

    Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran consolidated power after a CIA-backed coup in 1953 overthrew Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh. 

     

    1 MIN 00 SEC
  • Opening Title Clip
    Taken Hostage | Clip

    Opening Title

    Watch the opening sequence of Taken Hostage.

    1 MIN 07 SEC
  • Who's Who Digital Short
    Taken Hostage | Digital Short

    Who's Who

    Who's who from the Iran Hostage Crisis, including Mary Ebtekar and Barry Rosen.

    1 MIN 03 SEC
  • Hilary Brown Digital Short
    Taken Hostage | Digital Short

    Hilary Brown

    Hilary Brown was the first female foreign correspondent at ABC News. Her coverage included first-hand reports on the fall of Saigon, the Rwandan genocide, and the Iranian Revolution.

    48 SEC
  • Barry Rosen Digital Short
    Taken Hostage | Digital Short

    Barry Rosen

    Barry Rosen was the press attaché at the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis. He first visited Iran in 1967 on a two-year Peace Corps mission and fell in love with the country.

    46 SEC
  • Operation Ajax Digital Short
    Taken Hostage | Digital Short

    Operation Ajax

    The secret plan by the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) to overthrow Iran's democratically elected government and its Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh.

    6 MIN 07 SEC
  • Snapshot: America in the 1970s Digital Short
    Taken Hostage | Digital Short

    Snapshot: America in the 1970s

    From Jimmy Carter's "Crisis of Confidence" speech to the Hostage Crisis, here's a look at each year from 1970 to 1979.

    2 MIN 05 SEC