The Struggle for Iran

is a major element of the Iran Project. It will be released on January 17, 2001, to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of Iran's release of the American hostages.
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This one-hour documentary was produced by Reese Erlich in association with KQED Radio, San Francisco. "The Struggle for Iran," hosted by Walter Cronkite, is divided into six segments:
Part 1:
Hostages and Captors: 20 Years Later
Surprising changes in the attitudes of the American hostages and the Iranian hostage takers who now share a hope for a democratic Iran.
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Part 4:
US Media Coverage of Iran
Iranians say the US media doesn't give an accurate picture of Iran. Has the US media distorted events in Iran in order to further US foreign policy goals?
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Part 2:
The Islamic Revolution at Ground Zero
What has the Islamic Revolution meant for ordinary Iranians? Some say reforms have gone too far, others say they haven't gone far enough.
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Part 5:
US-Iran Relations
Among America's policy elite, relations with Iran are back on the radar screen. But there is little agreement on how to proceed.
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Part 3:
Pulling Back the Welcome Mat
Iran, famous for its hospitality, hosts more refugees than any other country in the world and has almost no international refugee assistance. But with the country now facing serious economic problems, some Iranians are pulling back the welcome mat.
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Part 6:
Culture Clash
Los Angeles-based Iranian pop singers compete with local pop stars. From keyboards to sexy dancers, the battle is raging for the cultural soul of Iran.
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