× 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

China / Deng's Death #171501

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 19, 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) Death of China's leader Deng Xiaoping announced.

(Beijing: Deborah Wang) The reaction in China to Deng's death featured; scenes shown from the streets of Beijing.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Deng's role in suppressing the pro-democracy movement in Tiananmen Square in 1989 recalled.

(Beijing: Jim Laurie) Deng's political career as a Communist pragmatist reviewed; photos and film; details given of his feud with Mao Tse-tung, which led to Deng's disgrace until his return upon Mao's death. [University of California at Berkeley Orville SCHELL - compares the Mao and Deng revolutions.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with China analyst Michel Oksenberg of Stanford University. [OKSENBERG - says Deng made China part of the world; explains why he was a ruthless leader; points out that China is better off because of Deng's rule; recalls Deng's visit to the United States in 1979.]

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim;
Wang, Deborah

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.