× 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

Ricin Letters / Markov Assassination #1044921

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 30, 2013
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: Anderson Cooper; New York: Deborah Feyerick) A new ricin letter addressed to President Obama similar in threats sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the condition of the man who opened one of the Bloomberg letters on Sunday and what a "trace of ricin" means discussed; one letter quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The deadly nature of ricin and the difficulties in weaponizing the substance reviewed.

(Atlanta: Gary Tuchman) The 1970s Cold War assassination of Bulgarian defector playwright Georgi Markov likely by a KGB agent who poked him with a ricin-laced umbrella, reviewed; photos and documentary about the murder shown.

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Feyerick, Deborah;
Tuchman, Gary
Duration:
00:05:10

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.