× 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

Fires / South Drought / Ohio, Iowa and Pennsylvania Buildings #255749

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 06, 1978
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) Dry conditions in South noted to be worst since early in century. Fires in North Carolina, SC, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Rosalie, Alabama) Details given of fires near Tennessee-Georgia-Alabama border areas. Situation in Alabama, particularly in rural areas, described. Firefighters' assessment that fires are result of arson noted. [Rosalie, Alabama, Fire Department spokesperson Boyd TANNER - states reasons he believes many fires are being set.] Health warning given by Birmingham health officials because of smoke drifting across state mentioned.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Studio) Deaths of mother and children in home fire in Rogers, Ohio, noted. Contd. investigations into fires in Des Moines, Iowa, department store and landmark hotel in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, reported Coroner's report that arson was cause of Pennsylvania hotel fire stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (KCCI-TV newstape)

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Sheahan, John
Duration:
00:02:10

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.