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Hostages: Part Two: Den of Spies (S1EP2 HBO Wednesday September 28, 2022)



Part Two: Den of Spies

Part Two: Den of Spies – This episode sheds light on the motives and ideals of the young revolutionaries who broke through the walls of the embassy by examining the unfolding chaos of the hostage crisis’ initial days. When Khomeini approves the coup, the situation changes, and the hostage-taking marks a turning point in Khomeini’s oppressive regime.

Airdate: Wednesday September 28, 2022 at 22:00 on HBO

Season 1 Episode 2

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.