This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stunning assault by the Peruvian army on the Japanese diplomatic compound in Lima where terrorists have held 72 hostages since mid-December reported; scenes shown.
(Pentagon: John McWethy) The surprise attack by commandos featured; scenes shown of smoke, explosions, gunfire, soldiers, freed hostages on the roof and the ground and the arrival of President Alberto Fujimori at the compound.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reports from the Peruvian and Japanese media that all of the Tupac Amaru terrorists have been killed noted. [From Lima while footage of the operation is shown, voice of ABC staffer Ana REAL - describes the arrival of the army at the residence.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Grand Forks, North Dakota: John Donvan) Tour by President Clinton of the area hit by spring floods featured; ground and aerial scenes shown from Grand Forks, North Dakota. [CLINTON - talks and listens to the people; says he has asked Congress for emergency funds for Minnesota and North and South Dakota.] [Two PEOPLE, Grand Forks Mayor Pat OWENS - comment on the situation.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The evacuation of more towns along the Red River reported; map shown.
(Grand Forks, North Dakota: Erin Hayes) The flood story featured; scenes shown from the Grand Forks telephone company building, which is also flooded, where workers are trying to keep up the telephone service. [Several WORKERS, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) official Phil COGAN - comment.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Judge's granting of an extension of the Whitewater investigation as requested by independent counsel Kenneth Starr reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings; Denver: Valeri Williams) The selection of the full jury for the trial of bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh discussed; details given of measures taken by the judge to conceal information about the 12 jurors. [ABC legal analyst Jeffrey TOOBIN - calls this an "invisible jury."]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The extension of the Chrysler automotive strike reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Fire at the Figure Eight Island, North Carolina, beach house of RJ Reynolds tobacco company president that was caused by a worker's cigarette reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Los Angeles story about plans to soundproof homes near the Los Angeles airport mentioned.
(Cary, North Carolina and Oshkosh, WI: Jack Smith) A solution to noise featured; details given of how inexpensive noise reduction technology works. [Bose Corp. chairman Dr. Amar BOSE - comments on noise suppression.] [Digisonix Corp. Chris DEPIES - explains how factory noise is suppressed by combining two noise waves.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further applications of this technology in homes noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Pictures of the wreckage of the missing A-10 Thunderbolt shown.