Search the Archive

China, PR / Gang of Four #267915

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 21, 1980
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) Yesterday's opening of China (PR) trial of Gang of Four noted; group's past power recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Peking, China, PR) Chinese television coverage of arraignment and trial shown, discussed. Arraignment of former air force cmsr. Jiang Tengjiao, former deputy chief of staff Qiu Huizuo, former politburo members Wu Faxian and Zhang Chunqiao, former chief of staff Huang Yongsheng and former deputy chairperson Wang Hongwen shown. [Mao's widow Jiang QING and court SPOKESPERSON - discuss arraignment (in Chinese); remarks transcribed on screen.] Defense Yao Wenyuan's health mentioned; "People's Daily" coverage of trial noted.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, 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.