Search the Archive

Afghanistan / Accidental Bombing / Hearing #719551

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 14, 2003
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) Report introduced.

(Springfield: Jim Avila) The hearing at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana for Maj. Harry Schmidt†† and Maj. William Umbach†† about the friendly fire accident in which Canadian soldiers were bombed in Afghanistan last April featured; details given of the pilots’ use of amphetamines which may have clouded their judgment; animated diagram shown. [Victim’s wife Marti‡ LEGER††- says this is not the Americans against the Canadians.] [Pilot’s mother Joan SCHMIDT†– says her son is being betrayed by his country.] [Pilots wives Marlene UMBACH†, Lisa SCHMIDT†- defend their husbands.]

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Avila, Jim
Duration:
00:02:10

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.