Search the Archive

Star Wars Defense System #89157

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 23, 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) President Reagan's proposal for "star wars" defense system recalled; Reagan thought naming someone to director development of space-based defense system shortly.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(DC) Trinity site's role in testing nation's 1st atomic bomb recalled. [March 23, 1983, REAGAN - proposes space weapons.] Possible anti-nuclear missile satellite system explained, illustrated on screen. [Dr. George KEYWORTH - notes advantages of laser weapon.] [Dr. Steven ROCKWOOD - comments on research gains at Los Alamos national laboratory] [Dr. George RATHJENS - cites faults in proposed system.] Other criticisms listed on screen, discussed. [Dr. Albert CARNESALE - believes competent defense results in disarmament mentality which won't be tolerated by enemy.] [Dr. Jack RUINA - discusses escalation of arms race without incrd. security with star wars mentality.] [KEYWORTH - disagrees.] USSR said developing space-based defense system also.
REPORTER: Rick Inderfurth

Reporter(s):
Inderfurth, Rick;
Koppel, Ted
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.