This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Findings of the ABCNews/Washington Post poll on the presidential race between Vice President Al Gore and Governor George W. Bush outlined on screen.
(Pittsburgh: Dean Reynolds) The bad day for the Bush campaign reviewed; details given of news reports about Republican panic and loss of confidence. [BUSH - says it will be a tight race.] [Representative John KASICH - comments on the campaign slump.] Bush's comments today on the debates discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings, George Stephanopoulos) The poll numbers and the profile of the undecided voter discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) A handskahe between President Clinton and Cuban leader Fidel Castro at the United Nations reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Washington: Lisa Stark) The fraying relations between Ford Motor Company and Firestone over the recalled tires featured; details given of new data about the tires. [At yesterday's Congressional hearings, Ford CEO James NASSER - says we had to pry the data about the tires from Firestone.] [Representative Heather WILSON - questions Firestone's response.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) A Kaiser Family Foundation study on the rising cost of health insurance in the last year reported.
(Washington: Jackie Judd) Survey findings that companies are paying the rising insurance costs in full examined. [Kaiser's Larry LEVITT, Telluride Group, Incorporated, president Jeff BEHRENS, Employee Benefit Research Institution Paul FRONSTIN - comment on the reasons why business is paying cost increases.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Republican effort in the House to override President Clinton's veto of the bill repealing estate taxes reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) report on the expansion of the hole in the ozone layer reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The fourth day of the truckers' blockade of France's refineries due to the impasse over fuel costs reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The discovery of most a submarine during a drug raid in Bogota, Colombia, reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Strikes and threatened strikes by school teachers across the nation reviewed.
(Los Angeles: Judy Muller) The crisis in education due to the shortage of school principals featured; scenes shown from a Los Angeles elementary school. [Principal Wayne LANGHAM - talks about the demands of the job; recalls being attacked on the job.] [University of Southern California education department professor Robert FERRIS - says the title "principal" now means nothing, but effective schools are linked to effective principals.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with General Pervez Musharraf, the strongman who rules Pakistan, which is feuding with India over the province of Kashmir and both have nuclear weapons. [MUSHARRAF - says there is a security threat to Pakistan; adds that there was no democracy when he took over; indicates free elections will come; offers views on "terrorists."] Further violence in Kashmir today noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) "Nightline"'s series on the hip hop culture noted.
(New York: Robert Krulwich) The worldwide appeal of rap music upon its 25th anniversary featured. [Rapper L.L. COOL J, Brooklyn KID - talk about rap.]