× 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

Panama / Noriega #319964

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 25, 1988
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) Panamanian President Eric Delvalle reported attempting to fire general Manuel Antonio Noriega. Some in United States noted fearing Panama could become like Nicaragua. Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Delvalle's radio broadcast quoted. White House statement quoted on screen. State Department reported acknowledging Noriega could resign, attempt coup or defy Delvalle. United States officials noted fearing retaliation from Noriega. Drug indictments reported not being withdrawn to entice Noriega's resignation.

(Studio: Dan Rather, Mike Wallace) Noriega noted placing Delvalle in power. White House officials observed being behind Delvalle's actions. Noriega's replacement reported Colonel Marcos Justines; details given. Mil. source noted telling reporter Justines is a kleptomaniac. Opposition mentioned expecting Noriega to make coup attempt. Noriega's views on Panama Canal discussed.

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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.