On the hostage-taking anniversary
Posted at 1:19 PM on November 4, 2009
by Bob Collins
Filed under: War
The Wednesday lunch at St. Paul's Central Presbyterian Church is a staple of the MPR News Department. It's one of the best lunch bargains in the Twin Cities. Sometimes you run into newsmakers there.
Today we stumbled on Kathryn Koob. She was one of only two women among the 52 Americans who spent 444 days as hostages in Iran.
Ironically, she was just profiled in a segment on Iowa Public Television. And today is the 30th anniversary of the day "students" took over the American embassy in Tehran.
All Things Considered is interviewing her and you can hear it tonight on the program.
She's my old professor down at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. Great person.