Search the Archive

A Firefighter's Story #789143

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 05, 2005
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: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(No location given: Sanjay Gupta) The awakening of firefighter Don Herbert, who was injured in a fire a decade ago & has been unable to speak, reviewed; details recalled of the collapse of the building that trapped Herbert & left him in a deep coma for three months & his fluctuating medical condition for the next nine years at the Father Baker Manor nursing home. [Wife Linda HERBERT††- calls the experience overwhelming when Don started speaking.] [Two of Herbert's fellow FIREFIGHTERS - talk about Herbert & what happened in 1995 & this week.] [Herbert's physician Dr. Eileen REILLY†- comments on Herbert's condition & his family's reaction to his brain injury.] [Firefighter friend Mark JARCZYK†- calls Don a fighter.]

Brown, Aaron;
Gupta, Sanjay

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.