Nancy and Ronald Reagan
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Reagan inaugurated as hostages return

Twenty minutes after Ronald Reagan finished his inaugural address in 1981, the hostages who had been held for 444 days in Iran were released.

The BBC's Martin Bell reported on the double celebration in the US on the day of an inauguration, the theme of which President Reagan called A New Beginning.

Here is the end of his BBC report that day - complete with state-of-the-art television tricks from 1981.

  • 21 Jan 2013