× 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

El Salvador #537440

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 09, 1984
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) Senator Jesse Helms reported accusing Reagan administration of buying Salvadoran election of Jose Napoleon Duarte; opponent Roberto D'Aubuisson mentioned claiming victory as well. President Reagan's national address on Central America tonight announced.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Reagan's anticipated remarks tonight, include USSR , Cuban military threats and push for Congress funding of his military aid for El Salvador, examined. [Senator Pete WILSON - claims military force is necessary to suppress terrorism.] Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' preview of speech outlined on screen, discussed. Representative Thomas O'Neill's criticism of President's support for covert activity noted. [Senator Christopher DODD - considers President's remarks a near-verbal declaration of war; explains.] Tonight's speech noted also designed to enable President to blame Democrats if they don't support his policies.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell

(Studio) Coverage of speech announced.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea
Duration:
00:02:20

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.