Listen NPR special report: The Return of the Hostages (1981)
Aug 18, 2008
Listen Midday Hour 1 for August 19, 2008
Minnesota native L. Bruce Laingen was charge d'affaires of the American Embassy in Iran when radicals took over the building and held 52 Americans hostage from November 1979 to January 1981.
Laingen is back in Minnesota to donate artifacts from that experience to the Minnesota Historical Society, and he joins Midday to talk about his experience during the hostage crisis more than 27 years ago.