This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(White House: John Cochran) President Clinton's new emphasis on the enforcement of gun control legislation examined; details given of his proposals for more ATF agents, more prosecutors and a network for ballistic testing and for new gun laws. [In Boston, CLINTON - says we want to be able to trace guns used in every single crime.] [National Rifle Assn. executive vice president Wayne LaPIERRE - comments on the administration position.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The proposed expansion of the computer network to track guns noted.
(New York: John Miller) How the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms computer works to track gun purchases and link them to crimes on the local level in New York City examined; details given of the tracking of guns sold in New York City by dealer Alexander Callahan. [ATF Peter GAGLIARDI - says the guns were associated with crack crimes; explains how the source of guns can be tracked.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The Pentagon's scheduled test tonight of a missile defense system introduced.
(Pentagon: John McWethy) The missile defense system examined; details given of concerns about how Russia and China will respond and the possibility of a new arms race. [Representative Curt WELDON, Carnegie Endowment for Peace Joseph CIRINCIONE - offer views on the political support for the defense system.] [Russian defense analyst Pavel FELGENHAUER - comments.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The ongoing Russian assault on rebels in Grozny, Chechnya, reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The growing violence in Indonesia between Moslems and Christians reported; scenes shown from Lombok.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(New York: John McKenzie) Medical study on the dangers of liposuction surgery performed in a doctor's office examined; statistics of deaths per procedure cited. [American Society of Plastic surgeons Dr. Jack BRUNER, New York Presbyterian Hospital Dr. Lloyd HOFFMAN - cite the problems of in- office surgery.] [University of Texas Southwest Medical Center Dr. Rod ROHRICH - explains how easy it is to get licensed.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement that President Clinton will propose increased health care for the working poor and retirees reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by actor Michael J. Fox that he will leave his television series Spin City due to his Parkinson's disease reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The net worth of the average American family cited.
(New York: Betsy Stark) Study findings by the Economic Policy Institution and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities that the middle class and poor did not advance economically in the 1990s featured; statistics cited. [Economic Policy Institution Jared BERNSTEIN - says the gap on the income scale expanded; explains the kinds of jobs created in the 1990s.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Financial incentives offered by the Canadian government to keep six ice hockey teams from moving to the United States reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The commercial availability of satellite technology introduced; pictures shown.
(Thornton, Colorado: Tom Foreman) Concerns about the availability of spy satellite photos examined; sample pictures from Space Imaging shown. [Federation of American Scientists John PIKE - says anybody will be able to get spy satellite photos.] [Former CIA director James WOOLSEY - says it will be harder to maintain secrecy of military movement.] [Space Imaging Jeffrey HARRIS - comments.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Examples of the implications for satellite imagery introduced.
(New York: Morton Dean) The potential impact of the satellite photos in tracking governments featured. [Carnegie Endowment for Peace Ann FIORINI - says governments could be forced to act.] [Refugees International Lionel ROSENBLATT - explains how satellite photos could have been used to prove ethnic cleansing in Kosovo and genocide in Rwanda.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABCNews.com mentioned.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Winter weather in the Northeast noted.
(Washington: John Martin) The National Weather Service's giant super computer to track weather data at ultra high speed featured; details given of how the computer can track weather data and make faster storm predictions. [National Centers for Environmental Prediction Louis UCCELLINI - expresses concern about a forming cyclone.] [National Weather Service John KELLY - comments.]