× 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

Terrorism / "No Fly" List / Merida #790400

CNN Evening News for Sunday, May 15, 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: Carol Lin) Last Thursday’s diversion of an Air France jet from Paris to Bangor, Maine, recalled.

(Norman, Oklahoma, & Arlington, Virginia: Drew Griffin) The frustration for immigrant Juan Carlos Merida†, a former Panamanian Air Force pilot whose name is on a security watch list because in February 2001 he picked up foreign flight student Zacarias Moussaoui, the “20th hijacker” in the September 11 attacks, featured; details given about Merida’s fear of leaving the US to visit his ailing father because he may not be allowed to return and the denial of his applications to train on large jets. [Airman Flight School Brenda KEENE†- says Merida just did what he was told.] [MERIDA – comments on recognizing Moussaoui after 9/11 and informing the FBI; recalls being told by a Homeland Security official to forget about flying; states he loves the US and tried to help.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) CNN’s coverage of security issues noted.

Lin, Carol;
Griffin, Drew

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.