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TAKEN HOSTAGE |American Experience| PBS | Trailer

TAKEN HOSTAGE premieres Monday & Tuesday, November 14 & 15, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS, and the PBS Video app.

Unfolding like a political thriller, TAKEN HOSTAGE is a riveting four-hour, two-part documentary film about the Iran hostage crisis, when more than fifty American diplomats, Marines and civilians were taken hostage at the American Embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979. For the next 444 days, the world watched as the United States received a daily barrage of humiliation, vitriol and hatred from a country that had long been one of our closest allies. The crisis would transform both the U.S. and Iran and forever upend the focus and direction of American foreign policy.