Thirty-five years ago today, 52 Americans were released by Iran after 444 days in captivity. One of them was Rocky Sickmann, who was was a 22-year-old Marine guard at the US Embassy in Teheran. In 2004, I invited Rocky onto my show to talk about how the whole thing started, explain how the US missed an important opportunity to fight the beginnings of the war on terrorism, and reveal what life was like as a hostage. This is a compelling and honest insider’s look at one of the darkest times in recent US history.

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