× Closure Notification: Any loan requests submitted after 12:00 PM CST Wednesday, November 23, will be processed on Monday November 28th.
Search the Archive

Special Assignment (Bohemian Grove) #72819

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 23, 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) Herbert Hoover, Art Linkletter, Jack London and Richard Nixon recalled being members of Bohemian Club.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(San Francisco, California) Club's private retreat, Bohemian Grove, featured; site's background recalled. Films, photos shown. Numerous famous and infamous members listed; Eastern Airlines, Standard of IN and Bank of America execs. noted incld. in mbrship. roster. [WAITER - recalls "Free the Fortune 500" button campaign] Details of club's mbrship. and measures taken to ensure retreat's privacy examined. [Sociology professor G. William DOMHOFF - calls it playground for the powerful; discusses ceremony, "cremation of care".] Camp activities discussed; all-male club's patron saint noted. [DOMHOFF - comments on political discussions; recalls Richard Nixon's speeches.] Club's role in development of nuclear power and atomic bomb recalled; Nixon and Ronald Reagan said discussing political ambitions there. Spkrs. noted include Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Edwin Meese; CIA director William Casey said scheduled guest this year of John McCone, former CIA director Baseball owner Peter O'Malley mentioned inviting cmsr. Bowie Kuhn this year; retreat noted facing suit by state of California due to sex discrimination.
REPORTER: Steve Shepard

Reynolds, Frank;
Shepard, Steve

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.