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Guests of the Ayatollah

    Twenty-five years after the end of the Iran hostage crisis, Wild Eyes Productions & Discovery Times Channel bring you the definitive portrait of one of the most important events of the 20th century. Based on the book, Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War With Militant Islam, by Mark Bowden (Black Hawk Down, 1999; Killing Pablo, 2001), this four-part documentary series offers a comprehensive, detailed account of the events through the eyes and words of the key players. Go inside the daily lives of the hostages, and hear from the Iranian student captors, the U.S. soldiers sent on the impossible rescue mission and the diplomats working to end the crisis. Guests of the Ayatollah is a suspenseful account of a crisis that gripped and ultimately changed the world.


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