I mentioned in an earlier post that the All Things Considered folks ran into Kathryn Kobe at the church lunch next door to the World Headquarters of News Cut today — the 30th anniversary of the day the Iranian Revolution took over the U.S. embassy in Iran.
She and 51 others (only one other hostage was a woman) would be held for 444 days.
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They were finally released minutes after President Ronald Reagan took his oath at the inauguration.
On Tuesday, incidentally, Minnesotan Bruce Laingen, who was in charge at the embassy, was Gary Eichten’s guest on Midday.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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