× 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

A Closer Look (Don't Ask, Don't Tell)) #899164

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 19, 2008
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: David Muir) Report introduced.

(San Diego: Miguel Marquez) The 15th anniversary of the "don't ask, don't tell" approach to gays in the military set up by President Clinton introduced; ABC News/"Washington Post" poll figures on the view of gay in the military in 1993 and 2008 cited. [Former soldier retired S/Sgt. Eric ALVA†- shows his injuries from a land mine; recalls being called a hero by President Bush; calls for a policy change.] Statistics about those forced out of the military cited. [Representative Susan DAVIS†- questions the policy.] The views of the two presidential candidates on the military's policy noted. [Senator John McCAIN, Barack OBAMA - offer differing opinions on the policy.] [Retired Army Lt. Col. Robert MAGINNIS†- comments on policy.]

Muir, David;
Marquez, Miguel

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.