This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The latest developments in the aftermath of the collision that caused an American Navy EP-3 surveillance plane to land on Hainan, China, outlined. [President BUSH - says the Chinese must allow us contact with the airmen and return our plane.]
(Pentagon: John McWethy) The status of the American plane and crew reviewed; details given of the mixed signals from the United States to China and of what intelligence China could learn from the information-collecting plane. [ABC consultant Tony CORDESMAN - says China could get a lot of information from being inside the plane.] [GlobalSecurity.org director John PIKE - says China could copy the plane's capability.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Beijing: Mark Litke) The mixed reaction in China to the incident examined; details given of what is being broadcast on TV. [US ambassador to China Joseph PREUTER - says it is unacceptable that the air crew has been held.] Anti-US protest in Hong Kong shown. [Qinghua University professor YAN Xue Tong - defends China's right to investigate.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Terry Moran) President Bush's administration's low-key approach to the plane incident discussed; scenes shown from Whidbey Island, WA, where families are putting up yellow ribbons.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement from President Bush that aid to Yugoslavia will continue now that former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has been arrested.
(Belgrade: Jim Wooten) The arsenal left behind in Milosevic's villa described and shown; details given of actions taken by Milosevic and his daughter as he was being arrested.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Today's fighting between Israeli troops and Palestinians in Bethlehem, West Bank and Gaza reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) A closer look at what the United States is spying on over China and what China will do now that it has the American plane introduced.
(Washington: John Martin) The issue of United States intelligence gathering over Russia during the Cold War and over China today reviewed; statistics cited. [Johns Hopkins University professor David LAMPTON, consultant Tony CORDESMAN - explains what intelligence collects to give insight into China's readiness and skills.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with former United States ambassador to China James Lilley about China. [LILLEY - says it is hard to say what the Chinese leadership will do about the US; believes it is unlikely China will put the plane's crewmen on trial; suggests China has to make the tougher decisions right now.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings; Capitol Hill: Linda Douglass) How the House will deal with the campaign finance reform bill just passed by the Senate discussed; details given of the role of Senator Mitch McConnell in trying to kill the bill.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Josephson Institution of Ethics study findings on high school students and access to guns; University of Nebraska and Wichita State University survey findings on air travel and new uniforms for the Girl Scouts of America reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The changes for baseball on its opening day reported.
(New York: Aaron Brown) The plight of New York Yankees baseball player Chuck Knoblauch, who has developed a problem with throwing the ball from second base, featured; scenes shown of Knoblauch's errant throws. [Sports psychologist Bob ROTELLA - talks about motor coordination.] [KNOBLAUCH - comments.] [Former Los Angeles Dodgers player Steve SAX - recalls his throwing problems.]