Search the Archive

US-Libya Relations / Reagan Administration #565067

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 04, 1989
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) President John F. Kennedy's problems with Fidel Castro, Lyndon Johnson's clashes with Ho Chi Minh and Jimmy Carter's troubles with Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini recalled. Report introduced.

(DC: John Dancy) President Reagan's turbulent relations with Libya's Muammar el-Kadhafi examined. United States shooting down of Libyan planes in 1981, terrorist threats, bombing of West Berlin disco and United States retaliation recalled; details given, scenes shown. European allies noted not viewing Kadhafi as he is perceived in US. Libya's trade relations with Italy noted. [Mideast experts Dr. Robert HUNTER, Dr. Tony ALLEN - explain European view of Kadhafi.] Kadhafi's role in world terrorism noted alienating US.

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John

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.