× 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

Vietnam / Air War #221244

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 22, 1972
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 reports 16 airmen missing, 2 B-52's and 2 fighter-bombers shot down. Hanoi reports 3 other big bombers shot down today and 5 crewmen captured. In all, United States reports 43 airmen missing or captured since Monday Hanoi reports Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi destroyed. Other damages given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Utapao AFB, Thailand) United States very secretive about Utapao AFB. Reporters have trouble finding out anything. But now Bob Hope giving Christmas show there, and so reporters get to talk with airmen there. [HOPE - tells jokes.] Newsmen not allowed to film interviews with airmen on any subject except Christmas. [Captain Jim GRACE - says men happy tonight at least.] Most airmen approve renewed bombing of Hanoi area.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(Studio) United States will begin giving weekly rather than daily casualty reports North Vietnam claims some Americans wounded when United States bombs hit prisoners of war camp in Hanoi. Pentagon casts doubts on this, but does not deny it outright.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Pentagon spokesperson Jerry FRIEDHEIM - says has no information North Vietnam allegations correct.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Senator Barry Goldwater says he approves bombing. 41 antiwar religious leaders say bombing is madness. Pope Paul says bombing unjustified. Australia cables Nixon of its disapproval of bombing. National Peace Action calls for protest demonstrations on inauguration day.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert

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.