Nightly News   |  January 20, 2012

From the Archives:  Reagan sworn in, Iran hostages released

January 20, 1981: Minutes after Ronald Reagan was inaugurated 40th President of the United States the Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days were released.  The timing purposely coincided with Reagan’s arrival and President Jimmy Carter’s departure.  NBC’s  John Chancellor,  Jim Bittermann, John Hart,  Judy Woodruff and  Roger Mudd report. 

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