This program is 28 minutes long
(Saudi Arabia: Peter Jennings) President Bush's Thanksgiving visit with Americans troops in Saudi Arabia noted.
(Jidda, Saudi Arabia: Brit Hume) Bush's meeting with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia featured; scenes shown of Bush with Saudi leaders and Emir of Kuwait Jaber al-Ahmed al-Sabah in Jidda, Saudi Arabia. [SABAH - (thru translator) thanks United States for standing up in face of aggression.] Criticism of Bush's Persian Gulf policy for being a rescue mission for rich dictators and for dealing with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, who has a reputation for terror, noted. [BUSH - says it is important that the coalition stays together; talks about emir's story of Iraq's occupation of Kuwait.] Bush's plans to spend Thanksgiving with the troops in the desert explained. [Earlier in Paris, BUSH - offers thanks.]
(Saudi Arabia: Peter Jennings) Statements from French President Francois Mitterrand and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev about UN resolution permitting use of force against Iraq reported. Announcement by Pentagon that reserve armored combat brigades will be put on active duty for possible deployment to the gulf noted. Report introduced.
(Saudi Arabia: Jim Hickey) Magnitude of United States military operations examined; scenes shown of lots of supplies. [US Army support command Major General William PAGONIS - says it is the largest force in history.] [Representative John MURTHA - talks about problems of maintaining supplies in the desert.] Further complication of logistics with arrival of more troops noted. [Military air command Captain John BOOKAS, PAGONIS - comment on logistics.]
(Saudi Arabia: Peter Jennings) Statement from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein that he will release more hostages during visits to Iraq by right-wing French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen and a delegation from Switzerland reported. Report from Energy Department that Saudi Arabia and other oil-producing countries are profiting from oil crisis detailed.
(New York: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.
(New York: Allan Dodds Frank) Sentencing by Judge Kimba Wood of Michael Milken for his crimes in junk bond dealings featured; courtroom sketches shown. [Former Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer Ira SORKIN - comments on severity of sentence.] Review of case given. [Attorney General Richard THORNBURGH - comments on Milken's sentence.] (Artist: Warren Bradley)
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.
(Washington: George Strait) Controversy over limited access schizophrenic patients have to drug clozaril due to its cost examined. [Patient Kevin BLAKE - comments on what drug does for his schizophrenia.] Costly monitoring system by drug's manufacturer explained. [Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation Dr. Gilbert HONIGFELD - comments.] Critics noted accusing Sandoz of price gouging. [Association of State Mental Health Directors Dr. Herndon HARDING, HONIGFELD - offer differing opinions on cost of clozaril program.] [Senator David PRYOR - talks about abuse of the drug system.]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Challenge by Michael Heseltine to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's leadership in Britain updated.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Statistics on this year of violence in South Africa cited. Report introduced.
(Zonkazeeway squatter camp near Johannesburg: Don Kladstrup) Continued ethnic and political strife in South Africa featured; scenes shown of black victims of "isolated incidents" of violence coming out of conflict between African National Congress (ANC) and Zulu Inkatha group. The bloody cycle of revenge and counterrevenge within black community contrasted to placid life of nearby urban white South Africans; scenes shown.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Crash of plane in Thailand reported.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Announcement from Ocean Spray that bad weather has led to a cranberry shortage for this Thanksgiving reported.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.
(Mt. Katahdin, ME: Al Dale) Completion of blind hiker Bill Irwin's odyssey across the Appalachian Trail featured; scenes shown from his journey with a Seeing Eye dog. [IRWIN - says every step is a danger.] Photo shown of Irwin on summit of Mt. Katahdin, ME. Completion of Irwin's trip shown.
(Saudi Arabia: Peter Jennings) First impressions of Saudi Arabian desert given; scenes shown from helicopter flight over the landscape of the desert and pockets of military equipment. Problems facing US servicemen in Saudi Arabia reviewed; scenes shown of troops in the desert. [Battalion commander Colonel Dan PETERJOHN - comments on lack of combat experience.]