Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for December 25, 1979
Voice from television: Late term papers, missed exams, ironically, observers now believe that mounting academic pressure may be the key to the final release of the hostages. All of this is feverishly denied by the students themselves. Tehran sophomore Hash Afshar is here in our embassy studio to present the students' point of view. However, NBC News offers a word of caution. Viewers should be on the look-out for any attempt by the student to manipulate the medium of television to create sympathy for his position. Now then, Mr. Afshar... Voice: Death to Carter.