× 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

Yosemite National Park / BASE Jumpers Death #1083844

CNN Evening News for Monday, May 18, 2015
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.

(El Paso, Texas: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Stephanie Elam) The death of two BASE jumpers in Yosemite National Park featured; scenes shown of extreme sports legend Dean Potter in action & Graham Hunt. [Yosemite Climbing Assn. Ken YAGER@- comments on the jumping.] [Photographer Shawn REEDER@- comments on the two men & the chance of death.] [In 2014, POTTER - talks about his dog.]

(El Paso, Texas: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with rock climber Alex Honnold@ about Potter. [HONNOLD - talks about Potter & his "art" & how he pushed the sport of BASE jumping.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Elam, Stephanie

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.