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Who's Who

Who's who of the Iran Hostage Crisis.

Who's Who

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Ways A Rescue Mission Can Go Wrong

Colonel James Q. Roberts recalls the details of the failed Iran Hostage rescue mission.

Ways A Rescue Mission Can Go Wrong

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Title Sequence

Watch the opening sequence of Taken Hostage.

Title Sequence

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Snapshot: America in the 1970s

A snapshot of each year from 1970 to 1979.

Snapshot: America in the 1970s

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The Shah

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was the last shah of Iran.

The Shah

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Operation Ajax

The secret U.S. and U.K. plan to put the Shah in control of Iran in 1953.

Operation Ajax

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Jimmy Carter

With the Iran hostage crisis, President Carter faced one of the biggest challenges.

Jimmy Carter

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Hilary Brown

Hilary Brown was the first female foreign correspondent at ABC News.

Hilary Brown

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The event that held the news hostage

The Iran Hostage crisis in 1979 changed the modern mediascape forever.

The event that held the news hostage

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Barry Rosen

Barry Rosen was the press attaché at the U.S. embassy during the Iran hostage crisis.

Barry Rosen

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The War on Rats

The war against rats helped end the bubonic plague outbreak in San Francisco.

The War on Rats

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Trailer | Plague at the Golden Gate

How the bubonic plague in 1900 set off fear and anti-Asian sentiment in San Francisco.

Trailer | Plague at the Golden Gate

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San Francisco’s Bubonic Plague Cover-up

Word spreads of a bubonic plague outbreak in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

San Francisco’s Bubonic Plague Cover-up

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Rupert Blue

In 1901, Rupert Blue launched a health campaign that ended a deadly bubonic plague.

Rupert Blue

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Ng Poon Chew

Ng Poon Chew was a writer, a publisher and an advocate for Chinese American civil rights.

Ng Poon Chew

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Dr. Joseph Kinyoun

Dr. Joseph Kinyoun was a leader in the diagnosis and prevention of infectious diseases.

Dr. Joseph Kinyoun

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The Chinese Six Companies

On May 28, 1900, San Francisco policemen formed a perimeter around Chinatown.

The Chinese Six Companies

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Chapter 1 | Plague at the Golden Gate

Watch a preview of Plague at the Golden Gate.

Chapter 1 | Plague at the Golden Gate

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William Mulholland

In 1922, Mulholland began building the St. Francis Dam to meet the needs of Los Angeles.

William Mulholland

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Trailer | Flood in the Desert

Explore the 1928 dam collapse, the second deadliest disaster in California history.

Trailer | Flood in the Desert

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Owens Valley Paiute

The Paiute people built sophisticated irrigation canals to channel water in California.

Owens Valley Paiute

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Chapter 1 | Flood in the Desert

Watch a preview of Flood in the Desert.

Chapter 1 | Flood in the Desert

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Big Dams of the American West

Beginning in the 1930s, large dams were built on important watersheds.

Big Dams of the American West

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Trailer | The American Diplomat

Explores the lives and legacies of three African American ambassadors.

Trailer | The American Diplomat