Nightly News | March 28, 2014
>>> jeremiah denton has died, and the most important thing to remember about him is following his release after eight years as a prisoner of war in vietnam, four of those years in solitary confinement, he said it had been an honor, he was a native of alabama, a father, a test pilot. he was shot down in his 12th mission over vietnam in 1965 . he was routinely tortured often to the point of losing consciousness. but one day, he suspected something was up and he was right. they sat him down for a more or less staged interview with a japanese tv journalist. during his interview, he blinked his eyes to show the word torture, a signal to the pentagon to show that the americans were being mistreated. the senator and his wife were married for 61 years. jeremiah denton was 89.