Former NBC Correspondent George Lewis

Still Crazy After All These Years

George Lewis was a correspondent at NBC News from 1970 until his retirement in 2012. Before moderating a panel on the future of U.S.-Iran relations, he talked about the scoop that got away (if only he’d hung out in Vietnam just a little longer) as well as the country he reported from but is least likely to return to (Guyana) in the Zócalo green room.

Iran: Love Me, Love Me Not?

Tehran Has Shunned Washington for Over 30 Years. Is the Ice Melting?

In 1979, George Lewis was an NBC correspondent in Iran covering the hostage crisis. Thirty-four years later and thousands of miles away, at a Zócalo event co-presented by Occidental College …

Who Knew My Canadian Friend Was Hiding Hostages?

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 …

To All the Wars I’ve Loved Before

Thoughts on a Career of Running Toward the Guns

The author and fellow journalists prepare to flee Saigon as the city falls

When I first stepped onto the tarmac in Saigon in August of 1970, I was a 27-year-old correspondent …