september, 2021

sun12sep8:00 pmsun10:00 pmDesert One Broadcast PremiereDirected by Barbara Kopple8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Country:USA

Event Details

…a staggering, indelible must-see!”
– Catherine Springer, Awards Watch

DESERT ONE will make its Broadcast Premiere on Sunday night, September 12 at 8pm ET
on HISTORY Channel!

Using new archival sources and unprecedented access to key players on both sides, master documentarian Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA) reveals the true story behind one of the most daring rescues in modern US history: a secret mission to free hostages captured during the 1979 Iranian revolution.

It has been called “the most audacious, difficult, complicated, rescue mission ever attempted.” Desert One ​uniquely blends emotion and bravado to tell the incredible tale of America’s secret mission to free the hostages of the 1979 Iranian revolution. Two-time Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple discovers a wealth of unearthed archival sources and receives unprecedented access, engaging in intimate conversations with many of the soldiers closest to the story, some for the first time, as well as President Jimmy Carter, Vice President Walter Mondale and TV newsman Ted Koppel. Evocative new animation brings audiences closer than anyone has ever gotten to being on the inside for this history-making operation.


(Sunday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm