× 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

Special (Remember Shelters?) #488167

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 07, 1976
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. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio) Report on fallout shelters built in US.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Denver, Colorado) Signs point to presence of fallout shelters. Govt. Pays inspectors to look them over. Denver has adequate amount of shelters to protect population [SPKR. - says rations adequate for 2 weeks per person. 1 Department of Defense commercial with regard to shelters shown. Nuclear attack drills held at Denver school. [Principal Richard CONKLIN - says civil defense is uppermost.] Civil Defense film shown.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

(Battle Creek, Michigan) Federal government runs school here for local civil defense representatives $2 billion spent on civil defense in 25 years Slides which Soviets use in their civil defense training shown. Soviet fallout shelters rptdly. more advanced. [SPOKESPERSON - says would rather sell snowballs to Eskimos (rather than sell civil defense ideas to Americans).] [2nd SPOKESPERSON -likens selling attempt to selling insurance to newlyweds.] [4 PEOPLE - say they don't know where fallout shelters are. (2 standing next to shelters.)]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

Chancellor, John;
Perkins, Jack

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.