Search the Archive

32 Killed / Nursing Home #208600

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 09, 1970
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) Senator probe into nursing and safety standards at old age homes. Smoke poisoning killed 32 in Marietta, Ohio, old age home.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Many died from smoke, not flames. [John A. BURNWORTH - reports smoke ghastly problem at home, never saw anything like it.] [Beman BIEHL - reports major of patients died from smoke asphyxiation and not from being burned.] Smoke caused by carpet which had met federal flammability standards; federal standards inadequate. [Samuel SIDES - reports carpet fast burning material.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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.