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NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 08, 2013
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(Studio: Carl Quintanilla) The White House campaign for military action in Syria introduced.

(White House: Peter Alexander) President Obama's push for Congressional support while Syrian President Bashir al-Assad denied any chemical weapons attacks reviewed; videos of the victims dead and dying of a sarin attack shown; details given about the administration's various appeals and the current status of a Congressional authorization vote. [White House chief of staff Denis McDONOUGH - says military action will degrade Assad's capability.] [On "Meet the Press," Representatives Loretta SANCHEZ, Mike McCAUL†- question a missile strike.] An ad from Moveon.org shown.

(Studio: Carl Quintanilla) The NBC interview with Obama on Monday noted.

(Studio: Carl Quintanilla) Report introduced.

(Damascus: Bill Neely) Eyewitness accounts of the chemical weapons attack in Zamalka, Syria, featured; scenes shown from houses hit at Ground Zero with reports from survivors who live with scarce food and water.

(Studio: Carl Quintanilla) Report introduced.

(Paris: Andrea Mitchell) The ongoing war in Syria updated; online scenes shown; details given about Secretary of State John Kerry's diplomatic talks with Arab leaders about the chemical attacks; scenes shown of Pope Francis calling for an end of the civil war in Syria. [KERRY - says real human beings are affected.] [International Inst. for Strategic Studies Francois HEISBOURG†- comments on a sign of weakness from the US.]

Reporter(s):
Quintanilla, Carl;
Alexander, Peter;
Neely, Bill;
Mitchell, Andrea
Duration:
00:07:50

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