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TeleVision A one-hour show on the real story behind the film Argo

Academy Award-winning Argo chronicles the Central Intelligent Agency’s (CIA) attempt to rescue six Americans during the 1978 Iran hostage crisis.  The film is based on real-life events. But what really happened during the covert operation? Discovery Channel presents Argo: Inside Story , which gains access to the top players involved in the crisis to hear their side of the story, including CIA's ‘chief of disguise’ Tony Mendez, who was called upon to devise the rescue plan. The one-hour programme narrated by actor Bray Poor, gives an inside look at the dramatic escape and how Mendez forged identity documents and elaborate disguises to get past the security agents at the Tehran airport.

It will be telecast at 8 p.m. on March 31 on Discovery Channel.

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