This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The Florida supreme court's consideration of the definitive case in the issue of the ballot count in the presidential election in Florida between Vice President Al Gore and Governor George W. Bush introduced.
(Tallahassee: Erin Hayes) The time pressure in deciding the electors for Florida examined; scenes shown from the supreme court. [Justice Henry ANSTEAD - cites the December 12 deadline.] [In court, Gore campaign legal counsel David BOIES, Chief Justice Charles WELLS, Justice Major HARDING, ANSTEAD, Bush counsel Barry RICHARD - talk about recounting the ballots.] [Florida election law analyst Steve UHLFELDER - recites the pressure on the state supreme court.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings, Jack Ford) The difficulties for the state supreme court in reviewing Judge North Sanders Sauls' decision discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Tallahassee: Mike von Fremd) The final days of the trials in Martin and Leon Counties about absentee ballots reviewed; scenes shown from court. [Martin County supervisor Peggy ROBBINS - explains the handling of the absentee ballots.] [Plaintiff's attorney Ed STAFFMAN, Leon County circuit court Judge Nikke CLARK, voice of Bush campaign attorney Daryl BRISTOW - discuss the absentee ballots case.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) A quiet day for Gore and Bush noted; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Views from President Clinton's interview with Rolling Stone magazine presented; details given of his statements on a third term and marijuana.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABC News investigation into Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden's link to the bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen introduced.
(New York: John Miller) Evidence linking the bombers to bin Laden's terrorist organization presented; details given about USS Cole suspects Gamal al-Badawi, Fhad al-Quoso and Abdul al-Nassir. [ABCNews intelligence consultant Vincent CANNISTRARO - says this is the first evidence of a link.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Astronauts' work on the solar wings of the International Space Station shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) A closer look at the exposure of children to hatred on the Internet introduced.
(New York: Deborah Amos) White supremacy sites on the 'web that are aimed at kids featured; examples of the hatred messages cited. [Webmaster Don BLACK - says people can access our ideas without filtering.] [Brudnick Center on Violence at Northwestern University professor Jack LEVIN - says young people are being fooled.] ["Right Wing Populism in America" Chip BERLET - says there is now better recruitment on the 'web.] ["The Turner Diaries" author Dr. William PIERCE - comments.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage on ABCNew.com noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The first ever impeachment trial of an Asian leader introduced.
(Manila: Mark Litke) The trial of Philippines President Joseph Estrada featured; details given of Estrada's behavior while president; scenes shown of street demonstrations. [Provincial governor and gambling kingpin Luis SINGSON - says Estrada is not a hero in real life, but a gangster.] [ESTRADA - offers denial; says he will not resign.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Author Walter Lord quoted about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
(New York: Ned Potter) This Pearl Harbor "museum" of World War II featured; scenes shown from 1941 of the damaged ships and of the wreckage underwater today. [Undersea explorer Robert BALLARD - says there is history in the deep sea.]