Search the Archive

Eisenhower / Nuclear Warfare #522689

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 27, 1982
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) Previously secret documents said now showing Dwight Eisenhower admin. willing to engage in nuclear war to preserve allied rts. in divided Berlin.
REPORTER: John Hart

(DC) File tape shown of Nikita Khrushchev touching off Berlin crisis in November 1958. Photo of Eisenhower shown. Documents said now revealing Eisenhower willing to risk nuclear war rather than bow to USSR threats. Role of General Nathan Twining noted. Christian Herter quoted. Exchange between Mike Mansfield and Herter with regard to nuclear bombing quoted. Defusing of crisis in September 1959 at Eisenhower-Khrushchev summit recalled. Building of Berlin Wall noted. Scenes shown.
REPORTER: Lisa Myers

Reporter(s):
Hart, John;
Myers, Lisa
Duration:
00:01:30

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.