NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 03, 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. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.
(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.
(Damascus: Patricia Sabga) The continuing economic problems in Syria examined; details given about how Syrian President Bashir al-Assad has been reconnecting his country to the outside world & of the pressure on Syria from the US, which has cut off access to Iraqi oil. [Engineering student "BASEL" - says this is not so promising, but something good is now happening & his future is bright.] [Middle East expert Alan GEORGE- says Syria has a political patronage system instead of a real economy.] [Damascus University Amr al-AZM- says any attempt at reform has shriveled up.]
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:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.