Search the Archive

El Salvador / Fighting / Hotel / Bush #324765

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 22, 1989
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.

(Memphis, Tennessee: Lesley Stahl) End of standoff where Americans were trapped in hotel infiltrated by El Salvadoran rebels featured; scenes shown of American soldiers leaving hotel in San Salvador, El Salvador. [President BUSH - says US special operations forces went through hotel to liberate Americans] Fact that special forces never entered hotel explained. [BUSH - says he will protect lives of Americans wherever he can.] Purpose of Bush's position explained.

(DC: David Martin) Story of Americans and others trapped in and around hotel featured; scenes shown from Sheraton Hotel in San Salvador. [El Salvador amb. to Organization of American States Mauricio GRANILLO BARRERA, Organization of American States secretary general Joao Baena SOARES - (thru translator) talk about being trapped in hotel.] [State Department spokesperson Margaret TUTWILER - explains why Americans remained in hotel.] [Assistant Secretary of State Bernard ARONSON - discusses negotiations to let civilians leave.] Admin.'s contention that rebels deliberately attacked hotel explained.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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.