CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 10, 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) DC's Gallaudet Univ., nation's only liberal arts college for hearing impaired, reported closed due to student protests. Report introduced.
(DC: Lem Tucker) Students reported claiming university will remain closed until person who is hearing impaired receives position as president; details given, scenes shown. Bd. of trustees reported naming Elisabeth Ann Zinser pres. Zinser noted neither deaf nor able to use sign language. [Gallaudet admin. Prof. Howard BUSBY - (thru translator) criticizes board of trustees.] Student-faculty coalition reported calling for Zinser and board chairperson Jane Spilman to resign. [STUDENT - (thru translator) comments on situation.] Students quoted. [STUDENT - (thru translator) says needs deaf role model.] Issue noted becoming of national interest [Postal OFFICIAL - indicates support for students.] [Representative Barney FRANK - comments on prejudice.] [Equal Empl. Opportunity Commission (EEOC) commissioner Evan KEMP - describes situation in which disabled can't representative themselves.] March to Capitol Hill announced.
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:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.