NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 01, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) An in-depth look at whether reality has matched Secretary of State Colin Powell’s pre-war rhetoric about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction presented; details given about the many false alarms and only one hopeful lead in the search. [In February, POWELL – describes satellite photos and other evidence he claims prove that Iraq is hiding weapons and aiding terrorists.] [Weapons expert Amy SMITHSON- says credibility does become an issue.] [On Tuesday, POWELL – comments on intelligence he is getting.] [Former U.N. weapons inspector David KAY- comments on the discovery of a truck with possible growth medium for a biological agent.]