Search the Archive

Grenada / Invasion Aftermath #287246

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 31, 1983
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) United States officials recalled denying any civilian casualties during recent invasion of Grenada; United States bombing strike against mental hospital said admitted today.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Navy bombing of Saint George's hospital during efforts to rescue governor general Sir Paul Scoon examined; films shown. Other cases of mistaken identity noted resulting in United States troops being strafed by American planes. [sergeant Al SICUNIS - describes attack.] Cables between Cubans on Grenada and Havana, include 1 from Fidel Castro, outlined on screen, discussed. [State Department spokesperson John HUGHES - comments on intelligence information gained from invasion.] Coup leaders, include General Hudson Austin, said currently being held on USS Guam.
REPORTER: David Martin

(Studio) United States casualty toll from invasion so far outlined; official US explanation for detaining Austin noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Grenada) Post-invasion Grenada examined; films shown. Failure of US intelligence regarding number of Cubans actually on island cited. [Lieutenant P. W. OBRYAN - recalls rumors.] Extent of Cuban arms cache discovered and alleged implications considered. [US SOLDIER - claims Grenadians have revealed arms depots.] Apparent reaction of Grenadians to United States invasion described. [Sir Paul SCOON - wants United States to remain as long as necessary.] Continue capture of Peoples Revolutionary Army discussed.

(Studio) Current status of Cuban prisoners on Grenada reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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.