× 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

Philippines / Elec. #548656

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 06, 1986
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: Tom Brokaw) United States strategic and economy ints. in Philippines noted; proximity of Subic Bay naval yard and Clark Air Force Base to Vietnam cited as exs. [President REAGAN - hopes US-Philippines relations will continue despite election outcome.] History of United States colonization of Philippines and current status of relationship reviewed; scenes shown. [Author Mary Theresa DIOKNO - feels current relationship promotes corruption and perversity; explains; thinks United States endorsement of long-standing dictatorship is promoting anti-US sentiment.] Dilemma faced by United States in relationship with Philippines considered. [Former foreign secretary Emmanuel PELAEZ - cites Philippines' reliance on United States nurturing of democrat values to develop.] Democrat ideals United States has passed on to Philippines and being strained by Marcos' corruption and communist guerrilla movement, New People's Army (NPA), discussed. [PELAEZ - sees country as searching for national identity rather than actually rejecting US.] Possible future of United States military bases here considered.

Brokaw, Tom

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.