Search the Archive

Indonesia / New Government #180011

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 21, 1998
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) Yesterday's surprise announcement by Indonesian President Suharto that he is leaving power shown. [NOTE: local weather bulletin on screen beginning 5:40:40.]

(Jakarta: Mark Litke) The end of the Suharto era and questions about the new government led by B.J. Habibie featured; scenes shown of the euphoric students. [STUDENT - comments.] [Political analyst Wimar WITOELAR, opposition leader Amien RAIS - raise questions about Habibie.] The vow by students to keep up the pressure and the dangers of a new confrontation with the military noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Sam Donaldson) The United States reaction to Suharto stepping down to be replaced by Habibie discussed.

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark
Duration:
00:03:40

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.