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Barry Rosen

Clip: Season 34 Episode 5 | 46s

Barry Rosen was the press attaché at the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis. He first visited Iran in 1967 on a two-year Peace Corps mission and fell in love with the country and pursued graduate studies in Iranian language and culture.

Aired: 11/14/22

Rating: NR

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