Rescuer, Rescuee Connect At Mendez Studio Open House

Herald Mail

Rescuer, Rescuee Connect At Mendez Studio Open House

Photo by Colleen McGrath/Staff Photographer

Robert Anders of Silver Spring, Md., still has the business card from when he was someone else 32 years ago — Robert L. Baker, production manager, Studio Six Productions of Los Angeles.

It was part of a ruse created by then-CIA agent Tony Mendez.

Through the new movie “Argo,” the public is learning about the CIA’s successful 1980 rescue of six Americans — including Anders — in Iran, three months after the U.S. embassy was overrun. Another 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days.

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