ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 18, 2003
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Broadcast joined in progress; local weather bulletin on screen 5:54:10 to 5:56:10
(Studio: Terry Moran) Report introduced.
(Washington: Lisa Sylvester) The nationwide protest against the prospects for a war with Iraq featured; scenes shown from the march in Washington, DC. [Anti-war demonstrator Saladin MUHAMMED†, Fellowship of Reconciliation Rev. John DEAR†, actor Jessica LANGE†, marine's father Charley RICHARDSON†- speak against war.] [Counter-demonstrator Brian BROSNAN†- says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein needs to be disarmed.]
(Studio: Terry Moran) Findings of an ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on the support for military action against Saddam cited.
(Washington: Geoff Morrell) The story of a father & daughter going to Washington to protest war presented; scenes shown from a church bus & the streets of Washington. [Dr. Dan & Louise BLAKE†, protest organizer Steve RUNHOLT†- speak against war.]
(Studio: Terry Moran) Anti-war protest marches in San Francisco & around the world, including Damascus, Syria, Tokyo, Japan & France shown.
(Studio: Terry Moran) Statement from chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix that Iraq must cooperate more with weapons inspectors reported.
(Baghdad: Dan Harris) The U.N. weapons inspections updated; scenes shown of a Iraqi scientist Faleh Hassan†† criticizing the inspectors for taking documents. [At press conference, HAMSA - says he declined an invitation.]