This program is 27 minutes long
(Jerusalem: Peter Jennings) Pope John Paul II's visit to the Holy Land introduced.
(In Bethlehem: Bill Blakemore) The pope's visit to Palestinian lands featured; various scenes shown, including a stop for prayer at the ancient cave where Christ may have been born; details given of the issue of the dwindling Palestinian Christian populace. [POPE - talks about a "Palestinian homeland" for a people without a home of their own.]
(Jerusalem: Peter Jennings) The pope's visit to a Palestinian refugee camp featured; scenes shown from the 52-year-old camp set up after the Arab- Israeli War of 1948. [In speech, POPE - tells the Palestinian refugees about freedom.] The frustration of the angry Palestinians detailed.
(Jerusalem: Peter Jennings) The pope's trip tomorrow to the Holocaust museum previewed.
(Jerusalem: Gillian Findlay) The Israeli reaction to the pope's visit featured; scenes shown of Jews cursing the pope for all the Jews killed by Christians; details given of poll evidence that the Jews know little about Christianity or this pope. [WOMAN - calls the pope an enemy of Judaism.] The issue of the silence of the Catholic Church about the Holocaust briefly reviewed.
(Jerusalem: Peter Jennings) The reception for President Clinton in the Indian parliament reported; scenes shown of the president in parliament and before the Taj Mahal with his daughter Chelsea. [CLINTON - speaks against nuclear weapons.]
(Studio: Kevin Newman) Report introduced.
(Washington: Bob Woodruff) Justice Department settlement of the long- running sex discrimination case against the Voice of America section of the United States Information Agency reviewed; details given of the 1984 ruling that the government had since fought. [Plaintiff Dona DeSANCTIS - explains why she brought a lawsuit on behalf of other women.] [Plaintiff Miriam STANICIC, attorney Bruce FREDRICKSON - react to the verdict.]
(Studio: Kevin Newman) Supreme Court ruling that publicly funded universities can use student fees to fund clubs and organizations that some students oppose reported; details given of the University of Wisconsin case.
(Studio: Kevin Newman) Senate vote ending the work penalty in Social Security reported. Stock Market Report. United States Airways's decision to suspend all flights due to the threat of a flight attendants' walkout reported.
(Studio: Kevin Newman) Evidence that the gasoline additive MTBE has polluted the nation's wells reported.
(Los Angeles: Judy Muller) The push by President Clinton's administration to replace MTBE with ethanol examined. [EPA administrator Carol BROWNER - calls for safe alternatives like ethanol.] [Illinois Corn Growers Association Leon CORZINE - promotes ethanol.] [California Representative Brian BILBRAY - explains why Californians oppose ethanol, which is made in the Midwest.] The powerful political role of Archer Daniels Midland, which controls half of the ethanol business, and the cost of ethanol farm subsidies to the taxpayer noted. [Senator Tom HARKIN - downplays ADM's role in ethanol.]
(Studio: Kevin Newman) The New York City case in which a man has been charged with rape based solely on DNA evidence noted.
(Albuquerque: James Walker) New technology to help police find physical evidence examined; details given from the Stephanie Murphy murder case in Albuquerque, New Mexico; scenes shown to illustrate how the technology works. [Sandia National Laboratories engineer Colin SMITHPETER - shows how a high- tech camera "lights up" evidence.] [Albuquerque police Det. Nick GONZALES - says this technology does not contaminate the evidence.]
(Studio: Kevin Newman) Announcement by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) that the diabetes drug Rezulin is being taken off the market because it damages livers reported.
(Studio: Kevin Newman) "Journal of the American Medical Association" report that genital herpes is contagious even when no symptoms show reported.
(Studio: Kevin Newman) University of Wisconsin study of a huge iceberg reported.
(Jerusalem: Peter Jennings) The political context of Pope John Paul II's visit to the Middle East to retrace the steps of Jesus examined; scenes shown of the pope at a Palestinian refugee camp and elsewhere; details given of the reaction in the time of Jesus.