Search the Archive

Nicaragua / Contras #119590

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 02, 1989
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) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Nicaragua, its leader Dan. Ortega, the Contras and upcoming elecs. featured. [State Department spokesperson Richard BOUCHER - says Contras are returning for elecs. and not for military operations.] Contras' concern that they will be kicked out of bases in Honduras noted. [President BUSH - criticizes Sandinistas.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Chontales, Nicaragua: Peter Collins) Renewal of fighting between Sandinistas and rebels featured.; details given, scenes shown from little town of Santo Tomas, Nicaragua. [SOLDIER - (thru translator) says we are getting ready for attack.] [Two PEASANTS - comment on fighting and quiet in their region.] Ortega's opinion piece in today's "New York Times" quoted. [United national opposition's Alfredo CESAR - discusses Ortega's motivations.] Future of elecs. reviewed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tonight's appearance of Ortega on "PrimeTime Live" noted.

Reporter(s):
Collins, Peter;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John
Duration:
00:04:10

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.