Search the Archive

Nicaragua / United States Military Aid #548881

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 18, 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) Status of White House-Capitol Hill debate over President Reagan's request for further United States military aid to anti-government Nicaraguan guerrillas discussed; Reagan quoted.

(Managua, Nicaragua: Mike Boettcher) Contradictions between President Reagan's perception of Nicaragua and actual status of Sandinista government examined; scenes shown. [Reverend Cesar JEREZ - notes war's economy drain on cntry.] [PRISONER - describes jail conditions.] Findings of Americas Watch regarding prison conditions outlined; lack of evidence of torture mentioned. [Pvt. Enterprise Council spokesperson Enrique BOLANOS - predicts a repeat of Cuban experience.] Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo quoted. [JEREZ - notes importance of population's age to revolution's future.]

Boettcher, Mike;
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.