PBS NewsHour

Hostage sabotage claim changes history of Carter presidency

Clip: 03/20/2023 | 7m 34s  | Video has closed captioning.

In 1980, a prominent Republican sought to sabotage then-President Jimmy Carter's re-election by asking Middle Eastern leaders to get a message to the Iranians; keep the American hostages until after the election and Reagan will give you a better deal. That's according to a New York Times report. Jonathan Alter, author of "His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life," joined Geoff Bennett to discuss.

Aired: 03/20/23

Rating: NR

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