× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Tylenol Poisoning #100877

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 11, 1986
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) No. Chicago deaths in 1982 from cyanide-laced Tylenol recalled; similar incident in New York last weekend reported

(NYC: Stephen Geer) Withdrawal of Tylenol from shelves after death of Diane Elsroth and authorities' belief her murder was isolated incident examined. [Westchester Cnty. executive Andrew O'ROURKE - describes circumstances of victim's death.] [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Frank YOUNG - cites lack of evidence that problem is widespread.] Lot. number of batch involved listed on screen. [Johnson and Johnson chairperson James BURKE - notes most of batch has already been consumed.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Johnson and Johnson stock activity on Wall Street today described.

Geer, Stephen;
Jennings, Peter

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.