× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Iraq War / Military Campaign / Baghdad #724540

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 22, 2003
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: Peter Jennings) The day's developments in the war with Iraq outlined on screen; scenes shown of anti-war demonstrations.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) A grenade attack on a tent at the 101st Airborne Division & the report that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's whereabouts are unknown reported; scenes shown of cruise missiles attacks in northern Iraq & of fighting in Umm Qasr & Basra & of Defense Department photos & film of the first days of the war. [US Central Command commander Gen. Tommy FRANKS†- talks about the use of overwhelming force.] [3rd Infantry Division Sgt. Christopher COOK†- comments on the fighting.] [US Central Command Brig. Gen. Vincent BROOKS†- shows photos of lines of Iraqi soldiers in the desert.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The war inside Baghdad featured; scenes shown of thick, black smoke from fiery oil trenches, of Iraqi civilians in the hospital, of destroyed non-military targets.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Terry Moran) President Bush's "managing" of the war featured; scenes shown of security at the White House; photo shown of Bush at Camp David with his "war council"; details given of his phone call with British Prime Minister Tony Blair†† about humanitarian assistance. [In radio address, BUSH - describes a longer campaign & a commitment to helping Iraq.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Press questioning of Gen. Franks presented. [FRANKS - says there is no doubt Saddam possesses weapons of mass destruction, which will be found.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Doha, Qatar: George Stephanopoulos) The importance of finding Iraq's weapons of mass destruction to prove Saddam had them discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reports that Gen. Ali Hassan Magid‡, aka "Chemical Ali," may have been killed in the first attack noted; scenes shown of the Iraqi reception for American troops in Safwan.

(Kuwait-Iraq border: John Donvan) The hostility in Safwan towards the coalition forces, Bush & reporters reviewed; details given of the questions asked especially about where is the promised food & medicine.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Live interview held with "Time" magazine's Jim Lacey† about the grenade attack on a leadership tent at the 101st Airborne. [LACEY - describes what happened.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Engel, Richard;
Moran, Terry;
Stephanopoulos, George;
Donvan, John
Duration:
00:14:20

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.