Search the Archive

North Korea / Hwang Defection #171410

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 13, 1997
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.

(Seoul: Mark Litke) The defection of high-level North Korean official Hwang Jang Yop and South Korea's concern about what will happen next featured; Hwang's letter about his defection and the situation in North Korea quoted. China's worry about being trapped between North Korea and its new trading partner South Korea mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Pentagon: John McWethy) Hwang's unexpected appearance at the South Korean embassy in Beijing and whether North Korea knows about the defection and is panicking about this move by someone close to President Kim Jong Il discussed.

Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark;
McWethy, John

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.