× 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

Grenada / United States Invasion #81359

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 25, 1983
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) Secretary of State George Shultz's claim that United States invasion of Grenada was not meant as political message to Cuba or USSR noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) International diplomatic significance of invasion due to United States engaging in combat with Cuban defenders and taking USSR advisers prisoners discussed. [SHULTZ - denies invasion was message for Cuba, USSR or Nicaragua.] US concern over recent assassination of Prime Min. Maurice Bishop noted; Tass denunciation of invasion quoted. [Institution on United States of America and Canada spokesperson Georgi ARBATOV - feels invasion is dangerous political development] Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's opposition to invasion noted. [In Parliament, voice of THATCHER - announces Britain's formal position.] Britain's concern said based on Grenadian constitution which places British governor-general, Paul Scoon, at head of state; international implications for United States of Britain's lack of support considered.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Cuban TV's coverage of invasion outlined; films shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Capitol Hill reaction to invasion examined; efforts to mollify opponents by Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, Joint Chiefs chairperson General John W. Vessey, Junior, and Secretary of State George Shultz noted. [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - believes unified front should be present for now.] [Senator Dan. MOYNIHAN - considers invasion an act of war, possibly violating United Nations charter as well as Organization of American States charter.] [Senator Paul TSONGAS, Christopher DODD, Representative Edward MARKEY - consider invasion gunboat diplomacy, unjustified.] [Senator Malcolm WALLOP - implies disagreement.] Issue of President Reagan's letter to Congress which doesn't acknowledge application of War Powers Act in invasion discussed; questions arising from United States overthrow of unfriendly government outlined.
REPORTER: Brit Hume

(Studio) Admin. noted using safety of United States medical students in Grenada as pretext for invasion.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(NYC) No. of American students at Saint George's Medical School noted. [Voice of medical student Mark BARATELLA - describes invasion on campus; notes only wounded United States troops and Grenadian civilians are given medical treatment.] [Chancellor Charles MODICA - notes Grenadian government had made arrangements for peaceful evacuation of students; questions necessity of invasion.] [Dr. Peter BOURNE - believes medical school was protected by government, students were safe; claims lack of justification for US takeover.] [Father of student, Stanley RASCH - supports invasion.] [Voice of BARATELLA - assures parents of his safety.]
REPORTER: Stone Phillips

(Studio) Upcoming item announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Reporter(s):
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Phillips, Stone
Duration:
00:07:00

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.