Nightly News | November 04, 2011
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Let's go overseas now to Greece , where the economic chaos has turned into a full-blown political crisis. Europe 's plan to try to fix Greece 's debt problem is hanging by a thread now, and so is the government. Our chief foreign correspondent, Richard Engel , has made his way to Athens , is with us from there tonight. Richard , good evening.
RICHARD ENGEL reporting: Good evening, Brian . Tonight the Greek prime minister , George Papandreou , tried to reassure international investors that Greece will live up to its commitments, will pay back its massive debts, will stay with the euro, and will accept an international bailout plan. To do this, the prime minister says he will meet with members of the political opposition tomorrow and try and form a government of national unity . What's at stake here is not just the solvency of the Greek economy , but the overall economic health of Europe and the potential ripple effects the deepening crisis in Europe would have on the
United States. Brian: Richard Engel in Athens tonight. Richard , thanks.