Witnessing the Iranian Revolution and hostage crisis

Journalist Harvey Morris recounts his experience covering the Iranian Revolution in Tehran for Reuters in 1979. In addition to the well-known hostage crisis at the U.S. Embassy, he remembers a lesser known student occupation of the British Embassy, when consular officials requested help from journalists to reach the Foreign Office in London.

Storyteller: Harvey Morris

Date of Story: 4 November, 1979 – 20 Jan 1981
Location of Story: Tehran, Iran
Location:  London, UK
Date: 29 October, 2015