This program is 28 minutes long
(Chicago: Peter Jennings) The background to the Democratic National Convention, which opens tomorrow, outlined.
(Ashland, Kentucky: Brit Hume) President Clinton's rail trip through the industrial Midwest featured; scenes shown of the train beginning to move. [CLINTON - says he's on the way to Chicago on a train; campaigns against opponent Bob Dole's economic plan.]
(Chicago: Peter Jennings) Findings of the ABC News tracking poll on where the Clinton-Dole race stands now cited.
(Chicago: Jim Wooten) Dole's campaigning in Chicago on the eve of the Democratic convention featured; scenes shown of Dole speaking and greeting the people. [DOLE - blames Clinton's administration for the nation's drug problems.] [In Chicago, Vice President Al GORE - blames the Republican Congress.]
(Chicago: Peter Jennings; convention floor: Sam Donaldson) The fact that people are tuning out the conventions and what the Democrats feel about unity at their convention discussed.
(Chicago: Peter Jennings; convention floor: Michel McQueen, Jeff Greenfield) What President Clinton must do at this Democratic convention to get his message across discussed by reporters who will be covering the convention.
(Chicago: Peter Jennings) Interview held with White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta. [PANETTA - talks about the Democratic Party.]
(Chicago: Peter Jennings) Statistics on the wildfires in the West reviewed.
(Bend, OR: Judy Muller) The fires in Oregon featured; scenes shown from outside the resort area of Bend, OR. [FIRE FIGHTER, evacuees John SPECKMANN, Bea LEGERD, Douglas MARTINEZ - comment on the fires and the loss of their homes.]
(Chicago: Peter Jennings) Explosion and fire in a butane pipeline in Kemp, Texas, shown.
(Chicago: Peter Jennings) The projected course for Hurricane Edouard noted.
(Chicago: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(No location given: Richard Gizbert) The food shortage crisis in North Korea featured; scenes shown. [Returning from a visit, Representative Tony HALL; World Food Program Catherine BERTINI - describe the plight in Korea.]
(Chicago: Peter Jennings) Announcement in Israel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Ezer Weizman will meet with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat reported.
(Chicago: Peter Jennings) The stranding of thousands of Indian religious pilgrims in the Himalaya Mountains reported.
(Chicago: Peter Jennings) The closing of the Paralympic Games in Atlanta reported.
(Hunan: Jim Laurie) The story of disabled Chinese athlete Fang Xian, a student leader at the time of Tiananmen Square, who lost his legs when run over by a tank, presented; details given of China's decision to bar Fang from sports competition because he had been a pro-democracy activist.
(Chicago: Peter Jennings) The honoring of the late baseball great Mickey Mantle by the New York Yankees reported; scenes shown of the unveiling of the monument.
(Chicago: Peter Jennings) The historic confrontation at the '68 Democratic National Convention in Chicago recalled; video shown of the anti-war protesters clashing with the police. ["Chicago Seven" John FROINES - remembers the energy and enthusiasm.] The view of downtown Chicago shown.