Search the Archive

Bird Kill #238721

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 20, 1975
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) Fort Campbell, Kentucky, blackbird kill occurred last night.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Fort Campbell, Kentucky) Chemical and water sprayed on estimated 4 million blackbirds in effort to freeze them to death. At daybreak, Army discovers only 1/2 million birds killed. [Ecologist Dr. Mel DYER - says lack of information should be enough to convince Army to hold off on another massive kill.] [General John BRANDENBURG - admits kill not as successful as 1st hoped.]
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

(Studio) Authorities apparently see light at end of rookery.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce

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.