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Ben Affleck’s Gripping Argo Takes Me Back to Iran in 1979

On November 4, 1979, Iranian Islamic radicals overran the grounds of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and captured the diplomatic personnel inside, kicking off a crisis that would last 444 days. The images of blindfolded Americans being paraded around by their captors still haunt us 33 years later. NBC News dispatched me to Tehran four days into the crisis, and I remained in the Iranian capital for the next 66 days, until Iran kicked all western journalists out of the country.

Now, actor-director Ben Affleck has brought a strange chapter of …