Search the Archive

Laos / North Vietnam Counterattack / United States Involvement #14434

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 26, 1971
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) 2 United States helicopter pilots hide 23 hrs. from North Vietnam after shot down in Laos; rescue helicopter recovers pilots.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Admin. spokesperson says United States ground forces may enter Laos or North Vietnam to aid rescue of United States pilots; policy not intended to initiate ground combat operations.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Senator John Sherman Cooper approves rescue policy.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Studio) North Vietnam Hill 31 capture in Laos confirmed; 2 South Vietnam outposts in Laos under attack. South Vietnam casualties highest since 1968 Tet offensive.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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.