Search the Archive

USSR / Andropov's Death #88565

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 12, 1984
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) Konstantin Chernenko thought likely successor to Yuri Andropov.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Moscow, USSR ) Contd. mourning here and preparations for Andropov's funeral noted; films shown. Public's description of hoped-for new leader outlined. [MAN - expects new leader to have same character as Andropov.] Cands. Geidar Aliev, Chernenko, Mikhail Gorbachev discussed.
REPORTER: Walter Rodgers

(Studio) Vice President George Bush, en route to Moscow for funeral, said reiterating US desire for improved relations with USSR . [Courtesy "This Wk.", Soviet expert William HYLAND - anticipates some changes in Moscow; explains; refers to USSR invasion of Afghanistan.] [Carnegie Endowment senior associate Dmitri SIMES - feels domestic affairs will preoccupy new Soviet leader] Senator Paul Laxalt's claim that President Reagan wanted to attend Andropov's funeral but accepted aides' advice outlined.

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Rodgers, Walter
Duration:
00:03:50

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.