This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Chinese news agency pictures shown of the damaged EP-3 plane that landed on Hainan, China, after colliding with a Chinese fighter jet. [President BUSH - says it is time for our servicemen and women to return home; adds that this accident could undermine our relations with China.]
(Pentagon: John McWethy) The long, frustrating day for United States diplomats meeting with the Chinese and with the flight crew reviewed; details given of the damages to the plane. [Voice of United States embassy defense attache Brigadier General Neal SEALOCK - hopes for cooperation with our Chinese counterparts.] [Pentagon spokesman R/Admiral Craig QUIGLEY - says there is no unambiguous term for the status of the flight crew.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Beijing: Mark Litke) The tough talk from the Chinese leadership about the plane collision examined; statements from Chinese leader Jiang Zemin and the Chinese foreign ministry official Zhu Bangzao quoted. [University of Michigan professor Kenneth LIEBERTHAL - says the Chinese military will take apart the plane to learn about our capabilities.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Terry Moran) The response from the Bush administration discussed; details given of the issue of China's request for an apology from the US.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with former ambassador to China Winston Lord about the incident. [LORD - analyzes China's response to the American plane incident; predicts China will not hold the crew too long nor will they rupture relations with the US.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The reaction in Japan to the presence of a US nuclear submarine in a Japanese port without notification; Israeli helicopter attacks on Palestinian security forces in the Gaza Strip; report from Yugoslavia that former President Slobodan Milosevic might face the death penalty for assassinating political rivals and the conviction in Germany of the last Nazi war criminal reported; scenes shown from the Middle East.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stock Market Report.
(Studio: Betsy Stark) Today's drop in the stock market in response to bad news from China and corporate earnings reports reviewed; details given of the drop in Ariba and Inktomi stock.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Labor Department survey findings on the earnings ratio for men and women; the disruption of radio communications because of a massive storm on the sun and the unrest in Tucson, Arizona, following the defeat of the University of Arizona basketball team in the NCAA finals reported; scenes shown from Tucson.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Bush shown visiting a school in Delaware to promote his education budget.
(Fort Myers, Florida: Michele Norris) The problem of substitute teachers in the nation's schools examined; details given of the high absentee rate for school teachers. [18-year-old substitute teacher Ellen WATKINS, Professional Substitutes Association Marvin GOETZ, Fort Myers High School principal Jim BROWDER - comment on the trend to young subs.] [Richardson Park Elementary principal Paul LOPER - talks about teachers' "hit days."] [DePaul University Center for Urban Education Barbara RADNER - comments on the sub problems that leads to a day of confusion for the kids.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further information of the pay for substitute teachers noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The status of the crew of the plane that made an emergency landing in China after colliding with a Chinese fighter jet recapped.
(Whidbey Island Naval Air Station: Judy Muller) The reaction of family members of the plane's crew featured; scenes shown from the naval base on Whidbey Island, WA. [Shawn Coursen's parents Susan and James COURSEN, Jeremy Crandall's father Tom CRANDALL, Josef Edmunds' mother Amanda De JESUS - offer views on what happened and is happening to their sons.] [Navy Captain William MARRIOTT - comments on the families' frustrations.] [President BUSH - comments.]