This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The question of who is to blame for the high gasoline prices introduced.
(Washington: Jackie Judd) The gas price debate featured. [In Chicago, MOTORIST - comments.] [White House press secretary Joe LOCKHART, American Petroleum Institute President Red CAVANEY - offer differing opinions on whether reformulating gas for environmental reasons drove up the price.] [Majority leader Senator Trent LOTT - blames the lack of a national energy policy.] [Secretary of Energy Bill RICHARDSON - says we suffered due to too little oil supply.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings; Boston: Cokie Roberts) Democrats' concern about voter fury over the price of gas and what Vice President Al Gore must do to fix the price problem discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Decision by the judge in the Microsoft antitrust case to send the appeal straight to the Supreme Court reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The purchase of Seagrams by the French conglomerate Vivendi and the racial and sexual discrimination suit against Nextel reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(New York: Bill Redeker) The criticism in Los Angeles of the police for inaction during the celebratory violence outside the Staples Center after the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA basketball title featured; scenes shown of police cars on fire and crowds; details given of last weekend's police problems in New York City. [Former NYPD commissioner William BRATTON - says there is no formula for police response.] [Mayor Richard RIORDAN - says the strategic plan was for the police to hold back.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) National Weather Service's first summer forecast reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Findings of the WHO study of world health care systems cited.
(New York: John McKenzie) Why United States health care ranked 37th in the world examined; details given of the lack of programs to keep Americans healthy. [WHO Dr. Christopher MURRAY - cites the limitations of the United States health care system and the high cost of medical bills for the uninsured.] [Johns Hopkins School of Public Health professor Gerard ANDERSON - says other countries have greater immunizations.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report from British police on the background of the 58 immigrants who died in a truck while being smuggled all the way from China reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The visit to the White House by new young King Mohammed Virgin Islands of Morocco where he was greeted by President Clinton and daughter Chelsea shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Congressional hearings on the death penalty reported.
(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The issue of death in Texas during Governor George W. Bush's presidential campaign examined; details given of the controversy due to the shift in conservatives' position on capital punishment. [Televangelist Pat ROBERTSON - says people are taking a second look at the death penalty.] [National Journal reporter Carl CANNON - cites the conservatives' distrust of government.] ["American Spectator" editor R. Emmett TYRRELL - says all Americans are distrusting capital punishment.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's White House awarding of the Medal of Honor to Asian-Americans who served their country noted.
(Washington: John Cochran) The honors at last for Japanese-Americans who fought in World War II despite internment at home featured; historical footage shown of the 442nd combat team of Japanese-Americans returning to the US. [442nd Regimental Combat Team George SAKATO - says we looked like the enemy; explains why he volunteered to fight; remembers the war and going all-out.] [VETERAN, survivor Barney HAJIRO - comment.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The honoring of Hawaiian Senator Daniel Inouye, who lost an arm in the war, noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The career of 97-year-old artist Al Hirschfeld, who sketches theater people, reviewed; sample caricatures shown. [HIRScHFELD - explains his art.] [Actresses Whoopi GOLDBERG, Lauren BACALL - praise Hirschfeld.] (Photos: Linda Solomon)