James Earl Carter.
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President Carter ran out his final year in office from the confines of the Oval Office as he worked night and day to free the hostages in Iran. After 444 days, they were released on the day his successor was inaugurated. It was a bittersweet and undeserving end for an all-too-brief tenure. The final installment of our series examines the events of 1980 and offers some final reflections on Jimmy Carter the man, and his legacy.
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- 00:00:15 | ABC World News Tonight: January 1, 1980: A Remarkable Day of News
- 00:05:16 | CBS Sunday Morning: "Desert One": Inside the failed 1980 hostage rescue in Iran
- 00:07:32 | Scarface: I'm Tony Montana
- 00:08:49 | JFK Library: Senator Kennedy at the 1980 Democratic National Convention
- 00:09:45 | Reagan Library: Ronald Reagan's Acceptance Speech at Republican National Convention, July 17, 1980
- 00:14:19 | CNBC Meets: Jimmy Carter: "I Could Have Wiped Iran Off The Map"
- 00:15:35 | WNEP: Iran Hostage Crisis survivor Michael Metrinko recalls his 444 days in captivity and ultimate rescue
- 00:16:38 + 00:17:07 | PBS NewsHour: Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter reflect on 75 years of marriage, the state of America politics
The New York Times: Jimmy Carter’s Unheralded Legacy