Locked Up Abroad: "The Real Argo" on National Geographic

Locked Up Abroad: "The Real Argo" on National Geographic
Former US Diplomat Mark Lijek with President Carter in 1980

Argo is the academy award wining movie - depicting how 6 Americans managed to escape from the US Embassy in Iran during the 1979 attack and siege thanks to the help of the Canadian government and the CIA. But there's a real story that will be told about these events - and of course the real diplomats involved.

Locked Up Abroad: "The Real Argo" premieres Sunday night May 5th on The National Geographic Channel. Mark Lijek and his wife Cora were two of the six diplomats rescued from Tehran, and I had a chance to talk with the former US diplomat who lives here in Western Washngton: