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.
(Managua, Nicaragua: Juan Vasquez) Murder of American engineer Benjamin Linder by Contras here examined; details given, scenes shown. [Co-worker Lillian HALL - reacts to his death.] Linder's role in engineering project and circumstances of his death described. [September 1983, LINDER - claims Nicaraguans fear US-backed Contra attacks, not USSR .] [Contra executive director Leonardo SOMARRIBA - defs. death.] No. Americans living here noted.
(Portland, OR: Jerry Bowen) Criticism of United States support for Contras in light of Linder's death considered; scenes shown. [Senator Mark HATFIELD - considers Linder's assassination by Contras part of country's ongoing tragedy.] [Representative Ron WYDEN - comments.] [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - notes department's travel advisory.] Linder's background in Nicaragua, include lawsuit to halt United States aid to Contras, reviewed. [Center for Constitutional Rights spokesperson Michael RATNER - claims humanitarian vols. are target of Contra funding.] [David LINDER, John LINDER - react to son/bro.'s death; hold Reagan administration responsible.]
- Bowen, Jerry;
- Rather, Dan;
- Vasquez, Juan
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.