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Hostages: Part Three: The Sand Storm (S1EP3 HBO Thursday September 29, 2022)

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Part Three: The Sand Storm

Part Three: The Sand Storm – As the situation deteriorates and diplomatic efforts to secure the hostages’ release fall short, the episode focuses on President Jimmy Carter’s administration. Carter makes the decision to launch military operations, but Operation Eagle Claw is a failure. The fate of the hostages is in jeopardy as eight American soldiers are killed.

Airdate: Thursday September 29, 2022 at 21:00 on HBO

Season 1 Episode 3

Series explores the Iran hostage crisis of 1979 and the tumultuous history of U.S./Iran relations. 

On November 4, 1979, Iranian student activists stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking over 60 Americans hostage. What was planned as a 48-hour sit-in to protest American imperialism, ballooned into an international crisis and 24/7 media event that would last 444 days. With never-before-seen archival footage and revelatory new interviews with the American hostages and Iranian hostage-takers alike, the series is a gripping chronicle of one of the most dramatic international deadlocks in American history, a deep dive into the geo-political history that led to the crisis, and an exploration of the political fallout that reverberates today.