× 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 / Saddam's Capture / Rice Interview #743987

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 14, 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: Tom Brokaw) The capture by US troops of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in Ad Dawr† near Tikrit announced; military mug shot shown. [President BUSH - says this event bring assurance to Iraq.] People shown celebrating in Baghdad.

(Washington: Jim Miklaszewski) The capture reviewed; scenes & diagram shown of troops on the attack, including the underground hideout. [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER - says "we got him."] [4th Infantry Div. Maj. Gen. Raymond ODIERNO†- says he probably had several hideouts & he was trapped like a rat.] Pictures shown of Saddam before & after s shave.] [Coalition troops in Iraq commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo SANCHEZ - says Saddam was a tired man.] The continued hunt for top deputy Ibrahim al-Douri noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Tikrit: Richard Engel) The reaction to the capture of an unrepentant Saddam reviewed; scenes shown from inside Saddam's main palace in Tikrit; photos shown of the farm in Ad Dawr, where Saddam was found; scenes shown of the Iraqis supporting Saddam. [ODIERNO - cites the role of the families in giving information.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Taped interview held with National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice† about the capture. [From Washington, RICE - outlines President Bush's initial reaction to news of the capture; states the fight will go & violence will continue; comments on the process of returning sovereignty to the Iraqi people.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Further coverage on "Dateline" noted.

(Baghdad: Tom Aspell) The reaction in Iraq to the capture featured; scenes shown from the streets of Baghdad & of a truck exploding. [Two IRAQIS - react.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The question of the Iraqi insurgency in light of Saddam's capture examined; scenes shown from a bombed police station in Baghdad & from Saddam's "spider hole." [Former State Department official Richard HAASS†, former US special ops commander Gen. Wayne DOWNING†. former CIA director James WOOLSEY†- offer views of how the capture may effect the insurgency.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The death of an American soldier disarming an explosive device noted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Engel, Richard;
Aspell, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea

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.