This program is 28 minutes long
(Charlotte, North Carolina: Peter Jennings) Coverage of politics in the South in this broadcast explained. Report introduced.
(White House: Brit Hume) Cancellation of the first scheduled presidential debate by President Bush examined; details given of the format rejected by Bush. [BUSH, Democratic presidential candidate Bill CLINTON - comment.]
(Charlotte, North Carolina: Peter Jennings) Importance of the South to the election noted; map shown.
(Atlanta: Jim Wooten) The Democrats' Southern strategy examined. [Political scholar Merle BLACK - says the Democrats need only to split the South.] [Pollster Ed RENWICK - talks about Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton's strategy.] [Louisiana state representative Kip HOLDEN - cites the common goals of blacks and whites.] [On CMT TV, CLINTON - gives sooey hog call.] [Former Louisiana governor David TREEN - comments.] Efforts by President Bush to persuade Southerners that Congress is to blame for the economy and that Clinton cannot be trusted noted.
(Charlotte, North Carolina: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(No location given: Carole Simpson) Impact of the creation of new voting districts by the Voting Rights Act on the black voter in states like North Carolina featured. [North Carolina Congressional black candidate Eva CLAYTON - says it is long overdue.] Last black Congressman from the state, George Henry White, quoted. Fact that high black voter turnout could hurt Bush explained.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The family leave bill that Congress has passed and President Bush will veto and Bush's own proposal outlined on screen.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.
(Chicago: John McKenzie) Decision by Cook County Hospital to resume performing elective abortions examined; scenes shown from Chicago. [Pro-Life Action League Joseph SCHEIDLER - says the hospital will be a battleground.] [Cook County board Richard PHELAN - says poor women need a place to go for abortions.] [Disguised abortion-seeking WOMAN - comments.]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Free-floating frog shown on board the space shuttle Endeavour.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Industrial production figures for the month and ABC News/"Money" magazine poll on consumers' views on the economy cited.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.
(New York: Bob Jamieson) Currency crisis in Europe due to the uncertainty over Europe's plans for political and economic unity examined; actions of Britain and Sweden to shore up their currencies noted. [Chancellor of the Exchequer Norman LAMONT - comments.] Fear that France will vote "no" on the Maastricht Treaty cited as the cause for chaos. [Kemper financial services David HALE - explains what will end the recession.] Importance of German interest rates to the overall economic situation noted.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) "Stock Market Report".
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Russian film reported showing the body of Adolf Hitler intact and not burned when the Russian troops reached his bunker near the end of World War II.
(Charlotte, North Carolina: Peter Jennings) New American Agenda segment on what the campaign '92 candidates say about the issues introduced.
(Washington: Ken Kashiwahara) The candidates' positions on how they will create new jobs examined; details given of each man's views on tax breaks, capital gains taxes, job training. [President BUSH, Democratic presidential candidate Bill CLINTON - talk about jobs.] [Business analyst Tom GRAY, Brookings Institution Barry BOSWORTH, manufacturers association Mike BAROODY, Economic Policy Institution Eileen APPELBAUM, Heritage Foundation Dan MITCHELL - comment on the candidates' jobs plans.] Clinton's rebuild America plan outlined. [In '88, BUSH - predicts 30 million new jobs.]
(Morgantown, North Carolina: Peter Jennings) Views of the residents of Sam Ervin's hometown of Morgantown, North Carolina, on the state of the nation featured; scenes shown from this Southern town. [Darren MABE, cafe owner Ronnie WHISENANT, black educator Doris FOLLWOOD, Drexel Heritage furniture WORKER, political reporter Kevin ELLIS - talk about President Bush and Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton and the economy.]