Thirty years ago today, Iranian students seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran. Fifty-two hostages were held for 444 days. Barry Rosen was a State Department press attaché in Tehran in 1979 and was one of the hostages held by the students. He joins us with a look at the hostage taking that changed the U.S. political landscape and the implications for modern Iran.
For more about this pivotal point in U.S.-Iranian history, here is part I of Voice of America's documentary: