WATCHCanadian Caper 1980 PBS Documentary
This PBS documentary is told through the
eyes of the real Americans who escaped
from Iran. The real Bob Anders, Mark
Lijek, Cora Lijek and Lee Schatz are
interviewed, in addition to a handful of
others who were involved. What's most
interesting is that they were then still
required to lie about the CIA's
involvement in their escape.
WATCHTony Mendez 2013 Interview
This news piece features Tony Mendez in
2013 shortly after Argo won the
Academy Award for Best Picture. Tony talks
about going to the Oscars and reflects on
the Argo true story.
WATCHTony Mendez Interview
This Tony Mendez interview is from 1997,
the year the operation was declassified.
Mark Lijek and his wife Cora are also
interviewed. They talk about their cover
identities and Tony's plan to help them
and the other four Americans escape Iran.
WATCHIran Hostages Released on Day 444
This news piece chronicles the events of
the day the Americans were released,
Inauguration Day, January 20, 1981. It
describes President Jimmy Carter's last
ditch efforts to get the hostages released
before President Ronald Reagan took his
oath of office.