NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 04, 1978
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) Anniversary of Kent State shootings noted. Report is on White House order, found by reporter, that was sent to Justice Department instructing no federal grand jury probe of incident because of Richard Nixon's opposition.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(No location given) Film of Kent State incident, May 4, 1970, shown. Among 4 students killed was Allison Krause. [Victim's father Arthur KRAUSE - describes telephone call from John Ehrlichman at Key Biscayne White House, pledging complete probe of shootings.] Ehrlichman's later memo to John Mitchell ordering no federal grand jury investigation detailed and quoted. Ehrlichman and Mitchell's refusal to comment reported; Ehrlichman's recent release from prison after serving for Watergate convictions mentioned. Films shown. Justice Department reversal in case, under then-Attorney General Elliot Richardson, and Nixon's reported reaction stated. Nixon's comments about Kent State in his upcoming memoirs quoted. [KRAUSE - hoped that he was being told truth, but knew he wasn't. Says these people were leaders of country and weren't very nice people.]
REPORTER: James Polk
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.