Search the Archive

Special Assignment (Chile and Papal Visit) #108478

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 01, 1987
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) Pope John Paul II reported beginning visit to Chile; his and dictator Augusto Pinochet's criticisms of each other prior to his arrival reviewed. Scenes shown.

(Santiago, Chile: Jim Wooten) Tactics used by Pinochet regime to counter reports of human rights abuses during pontiff's visit described; details given, scenes shown. [Columnist Patricio VILDOSOLA - (thru translator) claims Pinochet has sought peace with wisdom, patience and dignity.] [Chilean human rights commission spokesperson Gonzalo TABORGA - (thru translator) disagrees; explains.] [Socialist party spokesperson Ricardo LAGOS - notes dictatorship provides no means of majority expressing themselves.] Catholic Church's role in opposing Pinochet here outlined. [LAGOS - notes church has been spokesperson for the voiceless.] Vatican's response to Pinochet's request for private papal audience mentioned.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim
Duration:
00:03:30

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.