× 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

Iraq / Museums / Foster Interview #728045

CNN Evening News for Sunday, May 04, 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: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(New York: Maria Hinojosa) The pricelessness of Iraq’s treasures that were looted during the war featured; details given about an exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art showcasing Iraqi antiquities; photos shown of some the items in the exhibition. [Mesopotamian archeologist Elizabeth STONE†- states archeologists warned the US military to protect the museums.] [“Art of the First Cities” curator Joan ARUZ†- says the exhibit proves that art transcends politics; states the losses to human civilization are universal.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Yale University Benjamin Foster† to explain the significance of the Iraqi treasures. [FOSTER – says the exhibit in New York represents the beginning of a lot of history; states we don’t know exactly what is missing from Iraq’s museums; comments on the market for stolen cultural property; talks about reports that the items are being held in Baghdad.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Hinojosa, Maria

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.