1989: Tragedy in Tiananmen Square

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Tom Bettag ’67

As executive producer of the CBS Evening News, Tom Bettag oversaw the network’s memorable coverage of demonstrators gathering in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to demand democratic reforms, and the brutal government crackdown that ultimately left hundreds dead and thousands wounded.

CBS News – May 17, 1989
CBS Evening News

Dan Rather: Reporter
Tom Bettag: Executive Producer

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