that bob levinson was not on his way home either. i hope and expect that the iranians will continue to be pressed very, very hard to give up any information they have and if possible to return bob levinson to his home and family. >> dickerson: switching to the topic of gun control, you said bernie sanders should support the idea of lifting immunity block on gun manufacturers, now says he'll support the legislation you pushed him to. so hasn't he done what you wanted him to do? >> well, i am pleased that senator sanders has flip-flopped on legal immunity for gun makers and sellers, now i hope he will also join members of congress to change what's called the charleston loophole that enabled the killer in charleston to get the gun that he used to murder in mother emmanuel church, that's something else senator sanders supported that we need to change. so, now i'm calling on him to also flip flop in the right direction and sign on to legislation to change the charleston loophole. >> dickerson: you at once in 1939 when you were first lady supported testimony in front of the senate finance
ago here, the american left behind, robert levinson, no part of that prisoner swap. the former fbi agent disappearing in iran in 2007. tonight, his family wants answers. and just a short time ago, abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross sat down with levinson's wife, christine, his son, dan, who say they never got a call from the white house that their loved one would not be included. they heard about it on television. >> i'm very disappointed and feel extremely betrayed by them. they have done nothing to get in touch with me, other than after i asked them to. >> reporter: your father is the american left behind. >> absolutely. >> correct. >> who was serving his country and his country hasn't done its duty to get him home. >> reporter: mrs. levinson, do you consider whether bob might in fact have died in captivity? >> no. i will never consider that until i have proof. i believe every day he's trying to come home to our family. we will never give up. >> brian ross reporting tonight. u.s. officials tell abc news levinson was part of the negotiations and they still do not k
the american left behind, the family of bob levinson talking to you right here last night. what are they saying now? >> reporter: well, today, the mystery of the american left behind only deepened, as the white house said the u.s. has reason to believe that levinson is no longer in iran. the white house says it's long had that belief, but the levinson family today said they were surprised to hear that statement. >> all right, brian ross, you'll stay on that for sure. >>> we're going to turn now to of diversity among this year's nominees. tonight, george clooney is now weighing in. abc's linsey davis tonight. >> reporter: george clooney, now one of the hollywood heavyweights weighing in, telling "variety," "i don't think it's a problem of who you're picking, as much as it is how many options are available to minorities in film." >> the academy has a problem. >> reporter: last night, actor david oyelowo blasted the academy. >> for 20 opportunities to celebrate actors of color, actresses of color, to be missed last year is one thing. for that to happen again this year is unforgivable.
nothing. let me just say bob levinson still missing, we believe they know not being cooperarave we should not f fget him and his situation. going back to the point, these he'll were hostages. people america is releasing they were convicted in a court of law after due process of helping violate sanctions. the president is pardoned them in exchange for rees lease of hostages which had done nothing wrong. nations and enemies of america aroundndhe world know that if there's a price for americans, if you take an american hostage, barack obama will cut a deal with you. whether it's bergdahl, what he did with the castro brothers and now iran. we're happy they're coming home but never should have been held prisoner. >> dickerson: what about the quick resolution of the ten sailors earlier last week, john kerry secretary ofoftate said that is another instance which depp ploy ma see helped solve that faster than it would have in the past. >> . >> image fin they wandered into egyptian waters, there wouldn't have been anything going on there, an incident. they would have had their motor repaired sent
family of bob levinson talking to you right here tonight. what are they saying now? >> reporter: well, today, the behind only deepened as the white house said the u.s. has reason to believe that levinson is no longer in iran. the white house says its long had that belief, but the lechson surprised to hear that statement. >> all right, brian ross, you'll stay on that for sure. >>> we're going to turn now to the oscar backlash. tonight, george clooney is now weighing in. abc's linsey davis tonight. >> reporter: george clooney, now one of the hollywood heavy weights weighing in, telling "variety" magazine, i don't think it's a problem of who you're picking, as much as it is, how many options are available. >> the academy has a problem. >> for 20 opportunities to celebrate actors of color, actresses of color, to be missed last year is one thing. for that to happen again this year is unforgivable. >> reporter: and now, a growing year's oscars, including jada pinkett smith. >> i will not be at the academy awards and i won't be watching. >> reporter: spike lee. >> we need to have serio
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