This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Clinton quoted about his policy for Somalia.
(Mogadishu: Roger Hearing) United States military forces in Somalia featured; scenes shown of the latest United States reinforcements arriving in Mogadishu to combat warlord General Mohammed Farah Aidid. Red Cross said meeting captured United States pilot CWO Mike Durant; video shown. [Red Cross OFFICIAL, United Nations spokesman Major David STOCKWELL - talk about the treatment of Durant.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Radio report from British reporter Mark Huband about what happened to Durant played with transcript on screen. Further excerpts from Huband's telephone report on Durant's condition read by anchor.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Three American soldiers reported still missing from Sunday's battle in Mogadishu.
(Fort Benning, Georgia: Linda Pattillo) Funeral services for US soldiers who died in Somalia featured; scenes shown of ceremonies for sergeant James Joyce and other Rangers and from Fort Benning, Georgia, home of the Ranger regiment. [Regimental commander Colonel James JACKSON - comments.] [Army Ranger Lieutenant Jim NEIL, wounded soldier sergeant Richard LAMB - defend being in Somalia.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Clinton said defending Secretary of Defense Les Aspin, whose resignation has been called for by some.
(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) The redefining of the United States mission in Somalia examined; report that ambassador Robert Oakley will call for a cease-fire in return for a halt to United States military operations against General Mohammed Farah Aidid cited. Clinton said setting March 31 as an unconditional withdrawal date. [Former National Security Adviser Brent SCOWCROFT - comments on the deadline.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) UN's lifting of economic sanctions against South Africa reported. New violence in the black homeland of Transkei, South Africa, noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Aaron Brown) Presence of UN peacekeepers in Haiti to protect the return of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide featured; scenes shown from the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, while recent acts of violence are reviewed. [UN human rights observer Ian MARTIN - worries about attacks.] [Prime Minister Robert MALVAL - talks about the last spasm of violence.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Second government report on the fiery end of David Koresh's cult compound in Waco, Texas, introduced.
(No location given: Karen Burnes) The Justice Department report examined; scenes shown of the April 19 fire. [Chief investigator Edward DENNIS - says the fire appears to have been mass suicide/murder.] Report's criticism of the FBI raid detailed and quoted. [Texas child protection services Joyce SPARKS, cult member Ruth RIDDLE - comment.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Monthly unemployment figures cited. "Stock Market Report".
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Nobel Prize for Literature winner black American writer Toni Morrison profiled. [MORRISON - reacts to winning the prize; reads from her latest book, "Jazz"; talks about writing about the black experience.] Morrison's background reviewed; photos shown. The stories in two of her novels detailed. [Princeton University professor Arnold RAMPERSAD - praises Morrison's work.] [In New York bookstore, WOMAN, novelist Kelvin Christopher JAMES - talk about Morrison's message.] "New York Times" editorial praising Morrison quoted.