This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Scenes shown of Vice President Al Gore making a conference call to governors of the flooded states along the Mississippi River and from the Army Corps of Engineers war room in Saint Louis. [OFFICIAL - comments.]
(Saint Louis: Erin Hayes) Health dangers from raw sewage dumped into the flood waters featured; scenes shown from Grafton, Illinois, and Saint Louis. [Illinois department of health Lester BIRD, relief worker Richard LASWELL, Grafton water department John BRADFISCH, Saint Louis health department Dr. Linda FISHER - comment on the dangers.]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Rains in Ames, Iowa, shown. Map of rainy and hot areas shown.
(New York: Jim Hickey) The heat wave in the East featured; scenes shown from New York City. [New Jersey transit Alison CONWAY-SMITH, New York deputy mayor Norman STEISEL, National Weather Service Joe FRIDAY, two TOURISTS - talk about the weather.]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Organization by Operation Rescue of "the cities of rescue" tour for its anti-abortion protests reported; map shown of protest cities.
(Dallas: Tom Foreman) The group's targeting of Dallas obstetrician Dr. Norman Tompkins featured; scenes shown of protesters following him wherever he goes. [TOMPKINS - comments.] [Operation Rescue Reverend Flip BENHAM - defends the action.]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Rejection by an appeals court of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman's request for asylum in the United States reported; scenes shown of the Moslem cleric, whose followers have been linked to New York City bomb plots.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer; Tokyo: Peter Jennings) Report on the last day of the economic summit introduced.
(Tokyo: Brit Hume) The promotion this week at the summit by President Clinton of the idea of jobs examined; scenes shown of the world leaders together. [CLINTON - says it is a "jobs summit"; talks about Russian President Boris Yeltsin.] Clinton's plan to stop in South Korea mentioned.
(Tokyo: Peter Jennings) The position of the group of leaders of the industrial democracies on the war in Bosnia outlined.
(Central Bosnia: Hilary Brown) The conditions in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo featured; scenes shown of the city on the point of collapse, surrounded by Serbs and unable to get much United Nations relief aid. Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic said still opposed to partitioning the country into three parts on ethnic lines. [Aid WORKER - says the international community is abandoning us.]
(Tokyo: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Tokyo: Bill Redeker) The view held by Japanese women that Hillary Clinton, in the background during the trip to Japan, is a role model featured; scenes shown of her stops. [Japanese WOMAN - (thru translator) talks about Hillary.] [President CLINTON - backs equal opportunity for women.] [Reporter Mitsuko SHIMAMURA - predicts how Japanese men will react to Hillary.]
(Tokyo: Peter Jennings) The Japanese health care system examined; Hillary Clinton's role as head of the United States health care reform task force mentioned; medical scenes shown. The role of doctors and the prescription of drugs in Japan's system detailed.
(Tokyo: Peter Jennings) The women of Japan, a long way from equality, examined by looking at the profession of the geisha, who are women trained to entertain men; scenes shown from Kanazawa, Japan, where the tradition is subsidized by the government.