This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced; Iraqi censorship of part of report noted.
(Baghdad: Forrest Sawyer) Skepticism about whether Iraqi President Saddam Hussein will actually allow American women and children to leave Iraq featured; scenes shown of foreigners in Baghdad, Iraq. [WOMAN, Western MAN, British GIRL - comment.] Reporter shown giving report with segment of audio muted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Disappearance of three more Americans in Iraq said to be what was censored in reporter's audio. Report introduced.
(State Department: John McWethy) Administration's reaction to Hussein's promise to release some hostages featured. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - hopes Hussein will keep his word.] US estimate that 1,200 women and children might want to leave noted. [Iraqi ambassador to United States Mohamed Sadiq al-MASHAT - cites conditions for releasing hostages.] [British foreign minister Douglas HURD - says Iraq is playing a cat and mouse game.] Denial by State Department that secret negotiations are taking place.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) United States Postal Service reported no longer trying to get mail through to Iraq and Kuwait.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Evidence indicating success of embargo against Iraq outlined.
(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Elements of the embargo against Iraq examined; scenes shown from Red Sea of Liberian tanker being challenged by United States warship; audio exchange between ships played. Review from Pentagon sources that Iraq can still bring in some supplies from Yemen and from Kurds in Jordan and Iran noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu that Japan will fly non-military supplies into Persian Gulf region and offer financial help to nations there reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Crash of American transport plane in West Germany that included reservists who had volunteered to ferry supplies to the Persian Gulf reported; scenes shown of wreckage at Ramstein Air Force Base, West Germany.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Pep talk from President Bush to US servicemen in Saudi Arabia reported; photograph shown. [Voice of BUSH - praises "soldiers of peace."]
(Saudi Arabia: John McKenzie) Technical problems reported preventing soldiers in Saudi Arabia from hearing Bush's pep talk live; scenes shown of soldiers. [US Army Lieutenant Colonel Larry ICENOGLE - says there is no radio equipment in Saudi Arabia.] [Two MARINES - talks about the address and the snafu in transmitting it.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview given with "Washington Post" reporter Caryle Murphy, who just escaped from Kuwait. [In Saudi Arabia, MURPHY - describes her trip, the plight of foreign nationals in Kuwait; says Iraqi television film (shown) of food in Kuwaiti markets is likely accurate; describes Kuwaiti mood in response to occupation by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Bush reported declaring parts of Will County, Illinois, a disaster area after last night's tornadoes.
(Plainfield, Illinois: Chris Bury) Aftermath of tornadoes featured; scenes shown of devastation and of funnel cloud. [Two RESIDENTS - comment.] [National Weather Service Paul DAILEY - explains why no tornado watch was put out.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Gainesville, Florida: John Quinones) Campus murders at University of Florida featured; scenes shown from Gainesville, Florida, campus. [Four STUDENTS - comment.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Acceptance by Khmer Rouge of UN's proposed peace plan for Cambodia reported; details given of plan.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(No location given: Timothy Johnson) Medical potential of genetic engineering in humans featured; scenes shown from film "Frankenstein"; details given of research by National Cancer Institute's Dr. Steven Rosenberg, who treats cancer patients' white blood cells, and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institution's Dr. West French Anderson, who researches insertion of new genes into cells. Their combined experiments in gene transfers in humans as reported in "New England Journal of Medicine" explained. [ANDERSON, ROSENBERG - comment.] Controversial aspects of genetically altering human cells detailed. [Foundation for Economic Trends Jeremy RIFKIN - says regulations are needed so the public is not taken advantage of in this research.] [ANDERSON - responds.]