Hiding in Plain Sight

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On today’s show: We’ll find out how the CIA used the guise of a science fiction movie to rescue six of Americans hostages in Iran in 1979. Jeanne Marie Laskas looks at the men and women who work in those unseen jobs that keep our country running—like coal miners and air traffic controllers. Filmmaker Ric Burns talks about how the massive death toll during the Civil War reshaped the United States. And Salman Rushdie talks about what happened in the years after the Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa in 1989 that called for his death.