Minnesota's Bruce Laingen reflects on Iran hostage crisis On Nov. 4, 1979, U.S. Embassy charge d'affaires L. Bruce Laingen and 51 others were taken hostage in Tehran during the Iranian revolution, and held captive for 444 days. Now 87 and living in Virginia, Bruce Laingen joins Midday to discuss the situation then and now.11:00 a.m.
L. Bruce Laingen: United States Foreign Service 1949 to 1987. Charge d'affaires in Iran. Held hostage November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981. Author, "Yellow Ribbon: The Secret Journal of Bruce Laingen." Former president, American Academy of Diplomacy.
Al Franken's Road to the Senate An MPR documentary looks back at the 2008 U.S. Senate election, the closest and most expensive Senate race in state history. The race concluded June 30, 2009 when former Senator Norm Coleman conceded to Al Franken after the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Al Franken won by 312 votes.12:00 p.m.