× 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

Pope / Recovery #71690

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 19, 1981
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.

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) 1st photograph of Pope John Paul II since assassination attempt reported released today; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Rome, Italy) Pontiff's photos shown, examined; his continued recovery discussed. [Dr. Kevin CAHILL - praises care given pope.] Photo of shooting shown, discussed; arrival of Prime Min. Pierre Trudeau, personal envoy of Ayatollah Khomeini and Franciszek Cardinal Macharski of Kracow for visits reported Details given, films shown. Macharski said expected to succeed Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski in Warsaw; Solidarity union mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore Artist: Gerald Andrea

(Studio) Accused gunman Mehmet Ali Agca said allegedly claiming to have planned to kill Queen Elizabeth, United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim, and president of European Parliament; details given. His reason for not killing Queen Elizabeth noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank

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.