× 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

New York City / Steinberg Murder Case #313452

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 12, 1987
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: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Roth) Hundreds shown attending child abuse and murder victim Lisa Steinberg's funeral. [Archbishop of New York John Cardinal O'CONNOR - comments on the sadness that little children should have to endure such pain.] Arrest in Syracuse, New York, of Don. Genge for murder of 7-wk.-old son reported [Los Angeles Cnty. health department Dr. Michael DURFEE - comments on how officials usually under-react in the name of children.] Photos of abused children and statistics of rise in abuse graphically shown. [Committee for Child Abuse Prevention Anne COHN - says these deaths come about in families where trouble is well-known.] Photos of Ellaticia Asbury, abuse- murder victim, shown; details given. Louisiana social worker shown being brought to court for not doing enough to prevent a child's death. Programs and people purporting to protect children from neglect and abuse being criticized for not doing enough discussed. [Florida special prosecutor Maureen SULLIVAN - blames parents who do not want bad publicity and social workers who do not do enough to help.] Lisa Steinberg's death said hopefully to raise awareness of crisis, thereby saving the lives of other children.

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard
Duration:
00:02:30

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.