Search the Archive

Ohio / Child Cancer Victim #291005

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 17, 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) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Canton, Ohio) [Tod TREVILLIAN - had hoped friend Matthew Lancaster would survive cancer.] Lancaster's "Hang Tough" , a book for other children experiencing cancer, examined; portions quoted on screen. [Martha LANCASTER - reads son's book.] [David SMITH - discusses son Kurt's case.] [Akron Children's Hospital spokesperson Cheryl JONES - notes unfairness of children's plight; their common reaction.] [Stark Cnty. Hospice spokesperson Pam HUFFMAN - reads letter from person praising Matt.] [Mary Pat NALLY - thanks Matt.] [Martha LANCASTER - notes son's impact on others.] [Jon LANCASTER - comments on son's emphasis in book on living well rather than being concerned with dying.] [Jeff WOOLBERT - recalls friend.] Matthew Lancaster noted dying in March; profits from book said going to aid cancer patients.
REPORTER: Meredith Vieira

Rather, Dan;
Vieira, Meredith

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.