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: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Bolivia: Peter Kent) Bolivia's role in international cocaine industry and implications for United States examined; scenes shown. [Former Green Beret Ed MERWIN - cites losing battle aspect of government's crackdown here.] Role of United States in Bolivian government's drug program mentioned. Farmer's (named) situation described. President Victor Paz Estenssoro's commitment to United States to crack down explained. Econs. involved for coca farmers detailed. [US ambassador Edward ROWELL - notes majority of Bolivian electorate need cocaine industry] Recent standoff between police and coca growers described, shown. [Drug Enforcement Admin. spokesperson John PHELPS - considers Bolivian program a failure.] [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - favors continuing program.]
- Brokaw, Tom;
- Kent, Peter
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.