× 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

Nicaragua / United States Policy #95689

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 24, 1985
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) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) House debate on form of United States aid to anti-government Nicaraguan guerrillas examined. [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - denies partisan aspect of vote.] Secretary State George Shultz's continued lobbying efforts mentioned; Democrat and Republican proposals outlined on screen, explained. [Representatives Lee HAMILTON, David OBEY, Dick CHENEY, Henry HYDE - debate issue.] House tentative adoption of Democrat plan reported.
REPORTER: Brit Hume

(Studio) Conflicting propaganda of President Reagan and Sandinistas on guerrillas noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Nicaraguan Border) Guerrilla unit in north Nicaragua featured; films shown. [REBELS - (thru translator) praise competence of guerrillas, condemn communism] [Colonel Enrique BERMUDEZ [sic] - (thru translator) cites need for ammunition, weapons, supplies.] Congress opposition to funding guerrillas noted based in part on officers' former role with dictator Anastasio Somoza and their reputation of committing atrocities. [Commander "Mike LIMA" - (thru translator) denies fanaticism.]
REPORTER: Peter Collins

Reporter(s):
Collins, Peter;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:06:20

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.