This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Formal unification of Germany reported; scenes shown from Berlin.
(Berlin: John Donvan) Ceremonies marking unification of Germany and true end of World War II featured; scenes shown from Berlin; speeches by West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and East German leader Lothar de Maiziere noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Berlin: Jerry King) Realities of the economic and political takeover of East Germany by West Germany featured; scenes shown. [Economic consultant Horst PLANSCHNA, economic adviser to East Berlin Elmar PIEROTH, Deutsche bank director Dr. Bernd von ARNIM, financial analyst Dr. Martin McCAULEY - comment on domination of East Germany.] Cost of reviving East German economy cited.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further scenes shown of celebrations at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. 1989 scenes shown of East German trying to get into West German embassy in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Beginning of President Bush's hard sell of the budget package noted.
(White House: Brit Hume) The budget package examined; scenes shown. [Representative Harold ROGERS - says Bush needs to make the case to the public.] [BUSH - talks about getting budget under control.] Split between White House and conservative Republicans detailed. [On "Good Morning America", Representative Newt GINGRICH - says he is not the White House whip.] [Representative Don SUNDQUIST - responds.] House Republicans' concern about upcoming elections mentioned.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Coverage of Bush's speech announced. Report introduced.
(Washington: Jim Wooten) Real problems in the House regarding the budget package analyzed; details given of the "trust issue" in the House.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) "Stock Market Report". Drop in oil prices noted. Oil fund dividend in Alaska explained.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Senate reported confirming David Souter as Supreme Court justice replacing William Brennan; scenes shown. Report introduced.
(Lake Arthur, LA: Tim O'Brien) Death penalty case of Louisiana murderer and paranoid schizophrenic Michael Perry that is before Supreme Court examined; scenes shown. [Perry's psychiatrist Dr. Aris COX - talks about Perry's mental health.] [In court, PERRY - testifies.] Exchanges between assistant state attorney general Renee Solomon, Perry's lawyer Keith Nordike and Justices John Paul Stevens and Antonin Scalia about issue of injecting Perry with drugs so that he will be sane enough to be executed outlined on screen. Positions of American Medical Association and American Psychiatric Association noted. [In Lake Arthur, LA, murder victim's brother David PERRY - says Perry should be executed.] (Artist: Carole Kabrin)
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Cincinnati Bengals head coach Sam Wyche reported refusing to let female sportswriter for "USA Today", Denise Tom, into football team's locker room.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Military background of Curtis LeMay, who died yesterday, reviewed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Airplane hijacking in China that ended in many deaths after plane crashed reported; scenes shown from Canton, China, of plane on fire.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) West Germany reported announcing August arrest of ministry official for spying on behalf of Iraq. Report introduced.
(No location given: Charles Glass) ABC News investigation into sale by German companies of weapons technology to Iraq and other Third World nations examined. [Wisconsin Project monitoring nuclear and chemical proliferation Gary MILHOLLIN - says Germany exports more chemical and ballistics weapons technology than anyone else.] Case of sales in 1970s and 1980s by firm of Alfred Hempel of heavy water, used in nuclear weapons process, to countries of Pakistan and India and government approval of Degussa's sale of beryllium to India detailed. Turkey said recently intercepting shipment of sodium cyanide, an ingredient in poison gas, sold by German firm Rotexchemie to middlemen bound for Iraq. [German economic ministry Lorenz SCHOMERUS - says weapons have not been exported.] German government's lack of response to warnings that Imhausen-Chemie GmbH was selling Libya a chemical plant in the desert recalled. Changes in Europe noted making it harder to prevent shipping of illegal weapons.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Arrival of aircraft carrier USS Independence in Persian Gulf shown; details given of importance of its presence there for United States air power against Iraq. French warship reported firing shot across bow of a North Korean freighter.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Parrott, Virginia: Charles Thomas) Town of Parrott, Virginia, which has not been on the map, featured; scenes shown. [Chris MUNCY- says Parrott should be on the map; quotes his letter to Rand McNally road atlas company.] [Rand McNally Michael DODSON - comments.] [Two Parrott RESIDENTS - comment.] Scenes shown of festivities on "Chris Muncy Day" in Parrott. [MUNCY - presents town with 1991 atlas that includes Parrott on map.]