American Experience

Carter on the Enemy: Revolutionary Iran

Clip: Season 24 | 1m 57s

Americans were held hostage at the US Embassy in Iran after Carter welcomed the Shah into the United States for medical treatment in 1979. "It was a defining event," says Pollster Pat Caddell. "This is the entire United States government captured, and held illegally under international law and being taunted everyday."

Aired: 10/31/11

Rating: NR

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