DIA Podcast Looks back at Hostage Crisis


In 1979, the U.S. Embassy in Iran was overrun by Iranian students. For 444 days, 52 American hostages were held in captivity. Five of those hostages were from the attaché office of the Defense Intelligence Agency. The latest episode of DIA Connections features an in-depth conversation with one of those hostages, Joseph Hall.

His gripping recollections tell the emotional story of a terrifying time that captured the world’s attention. Additional information is also gained through insightful discussions with US Ambassador to the United Nations Mr. Donald F. McHenry and ABC News broadcasting legend Ted Koppel.