Search the Archive

French Referendum / Degaulle #4899

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 24, 1969
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) Paris newspaper shows majority will vote against President Chas. DeGaulle in referendum.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Paris, France) DeGaulle's threat to resign if referendum fails loses him votes. Gaullists say election determines whether DeGaulle stays or not. Real DeGaulle opposition is that population no longer believes alternate to DeGaulle is calamity. Strong move to elect Georges Pompidou, and let DeGaulle retire.
REPORTER: John Rolfson

Jennings, Peter;
Rolfson, John

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.