× 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

Pueblo Affair / House Committee / Code of Conduct #202149

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 18, 1969
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) Chairperson House Armed Services Committee, Mendel Rivers, names 9-member sub-committee to investigate Pueblo affair and military code of conduct.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Coronado, California) Section 5 of code says no statement, oral or written, will be made by serviceman that is critical to country Pueblo crew signed confessions. Film shown of Bucher confessing to North Koreans. [Commander Lloyd BUCHER - feels code can be impossible to live up to in trying circumstances.] [Bucher Attorney E. Miles HARVEY - states if United States permits men to sign false confessions, this would alleviate POW's difficulty.] Lieutenant Frederick Schumacher says he confessed, but gave false or useless information
REPORTER: Jed Duvall (Narrates) Artist: Arnold Mesches

Cronkite, Walter;
Duvall, Jed

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.