WTVG 1980 Presidential Election Coverage REGAN WINS! That projected winner was broadcast on the airwaves of WTVG in 1980. It would be the last Presidential election covered from WTVG's downtown studios. Watch this promotional video with a LONG list of former WTVG new staff. Election 1980 was the 49th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 4th.
The Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic crisis between Iran and the United States in which 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981, after a group of Islamist students and militants took over the American Embassy in Tehran in support of the Iranian Revolution
The 1980 Presidential Election :: <P>Ronald Reagan’s victory in the 1980 presidential election marked a watershed moment in the history of the United States, heralding the triumph of the American conservative movement. Once a supporter of the New Deal, Reagan had come to symbolize the union of three diverse forms of conservatism—anti-communism, social traditionalism, and libertarianism—that were increasingly intertwined under the banner of the Republican Party. The unlikely develop...
Ellen Sirleaf (b. 29 Oct 1938) is the 24th & current President of Liberia. She served as Minister of Finance from 1979 until the 1980 coup d'état, after which she left Liberia & held senior positions at various financial institutions. She placed 2nd in the 1997 presidential election won by Charles Taylor. She won the 2005 presidential election & took office on 16 January 2006, and she was a successful candidate for re-election in 2011. Sirleaf is the first elected female head of state in…
When red meant Democratic and blue was Republican. A brief history of TV electoral maps
By the 1980 presidential election, NBC had established the electoral map with red designating wins for the Democratic party and blue for the Republicans. Pictured, clockwise from left, David Brinkley, Jessica Savitch, Tom Brokaw and John Chancellor. (NBC via Getty Images)
52 Americans were held hostage in Iran from 1979 until 1981 (exactly 444 days). The incident would lead to the deaths of eight American soldiers in a failed rescue attempt, worked to sever the already fragile U.S.-Iranian diplomatic relationship, and was a contributing factor in President Jimmy Carter's defeat to former California Governor Ronald Reagan in the 1980 Presidential election.