Search the Archive

Los Angeles, California / Violence / King Beating Trial #344102

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 30, 1992
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.

(White House: Susan Spencer) President Bush's reaction to the violence in Los Angeles and Justice Department reaction to the verdicts in the Rodney King police beating case featured. [BUSH - says violence must be stopped.] [Representative Maxine WATERS - calls for Justice Department prosecution in the case.] [Attorney General William BARR - talks about investigation with regard to intentional use of excessive force in violation of civil rights laws; adds that yesterday's verdicts are not the end of the process.] Historical footage shown of the bodies of civil rights workers murdered in Mississippi in 1964; number of federal prosecutions of police brutality cases since 1988 noted. Bush reported asking Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan to convene a meeting of community leaders tomorrow to explore ways to diffuse the situation.

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan
Duration:
00:02:10

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.