Search the Archive

MIAs #306415

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 18, 1986
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: Bob Schieffer) Congress delegation leaving Hanoi today said invited to return to personally investigate reported sightings of Americans in Vietnam; Senator Frank Murkowski's response mentioned. Vietnam thought releasing remains of large number MIAs next month.

(DC: Bruce Morton) Many MIA (missing in action) families having already received remains said disputing identification of their loved ones; Anne Hart's findings after hiring private pathologist to verify Army's identification of husband Colonel Thomas Hart's remains cited as example Details given, photos shown. [HART - opposes burying remains as those of her husband due to lack of such evidence.] Kathryn Fanning's similar experience with remains of husband Hugh Fanning detailed. [Pathologist Michael CHARNEY - explains impossibility of Army identification bones as anyone.] [Kathryn FANNING - notes implications of accepting Army's iden. without question.] [HART - thinks Army pathologists were under orders to identification specific number of remains.]

Reporter(s):
Morton, Bruce;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:02:50

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.