× 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

Hearst Kidnapping #232860

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 12, 1974
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) Patricia Hearst contacts parents for 1st time since abduction by way of tape sent by kidnappers to Berkeley radio station KPFA.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) [News director Paul FISCHER - discusses tape's contents.] Symbionese Liberation Army requests Randolph Hearst donate $70 worth of food for each needy person in California before kidnappers will consider releasing Patricia. Symbionese Liberation Army spokesperson preludes Patricia's conversation on tape. [Patricia HEARST - discusses her physical and mental condition and liberation army's demands.] [Father, Randolph HEARST - doesn't know if he can comply with demands.] Kidnappers' demands to cost over $130 million.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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.