Search the Archive

Sniper / New Orleans #225202

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 10, 1973
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) Funeral held today for Dep. Superintendent Police Louis Sirgo, killed in 2-day shoot-out with sniper. Sniper, shot to death by police, identified as Mark Essex.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(New Orleans, Louisiana) [Essex's former landlady Rose BROWN - says Essex polite and nice.] [Father of Essex friend William FRANKS - says son told him Essex very nice boy. Never recalls Essex having a gun or knowing how to shoot. Essex not in any militant black organizations.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Imperial Beach, California) Essex trained as dental assistant in Navy base. [Dental receptionist Alma MONTANO - says Essex must have gotten into wrong group of people.] [Navy dental assistant Paul VALDEZ - says Essex friendly at office. Heard Essex got into fights at clubs. Couldn't take orders.] Essex discharged from Navy for general unsuitability.
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

(Emporia, Kansas) Family talks with reporter Randy Daniels and Bill Plante. [Essex mother Mrs. Mark ESSEX - says son changed while in Navy. Said wanted to be a free man and that white American should wake up to fact that young blacks not going to take bad treatment.]
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Kurtis, Bill;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Schakne, Robert

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.