Search the Archive

POWs / Laird #203605

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 19, 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) United States says American POWs not getting humane treatment.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Defense Secretary Melvin Laird calls on North Vietnam to release prisoners or abide by Geneva Convention [LAIRD - says 200 men listed as POWs or MIAs for 3 years Not getting humane treatment.] Calls for international inspection of prisons and mail delivery. [Dep. Defense Secretary Richard CAPEN - says 1300 classified as POWs or MIAs. Families have lived for years in uncertainty of status of loved ones. In 1 case, 20 wives believed unidentified captive in photo to be their husband.]
REPORTER: Neil Strawser

Cronkite, Walter;
Strawser, Neil

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.