× 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

Lebanon / Beirut Fighting, United States Air Raids #288319

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 04, 1983
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) Marine casualties in Beirut artillery attack reported; details of United States air attack on Syrian positions in Lebanon, include downing of 2, outlined, illustrated on map. Photos shown. President Reagan's rationale for air strikes mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

(Beirut, Lebanon) Downing of Navy Commander Edward Andrews and his safe return to USS Independence detailed; films, photos shown. [Major Dennis BROOKS - claims Syrians knew they fired on United States reconnaissance aircraft, prompting today's United States retaliatory raid.] Implications of raid's intensity and timing for United States, and possibly Israeli, approach to Syria considered; possible political benefits for Syria from today's action noted.
REPORTER: Martha Teichner

(Damascus, Syria) Syrian reaction to downing United States planes, include capture of 1 pilot, examined; films shown. For. minister Abdel Halim Khaddam's warning about United States escalation of Mideast situation and call for international Arab action against United States in region detailed. Syria's connection of United States air raid and recent American visit of Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir considered.
REPORTER: Allen Pizzey

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

Kurtis, Bill;
Pizzey, Allen;
Teichner, Martha

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.