This program is 26 minutes long
(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Operation "Imminent Thunder," United States and Saudi Arabian forces' Persian Gulf military exercise, mentioned; Iraqi President Saddam Hussein noted halting release of American hostages. Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Allen Pizzey) Conditions for Iraqis and hostages examined; expected results of economic sanctions outlined; scenes shown from Mosul, Iraq. [American hostage Roland BERGHEER - comments on conditions.]
(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) President Bush reported flying to Europe for talks on Persian Gulf crisis; Thanksgiving visit with troops in Saudi Arabia previewed. Report introduced.
(Saudi Arabia: Bob Simon) United States soldiers' uncertainty of mission examined; scenes shown of 82nd Airborne training in desert. [Five SOLDIERS, ARAB - comment on mission.]
(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Senate Armed Services Committee, chaired by Senator Sam Nunn, reported holding hearings after Thanksgiving on US role in Persian Gulf; Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell noted among witnesses.
(New York: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Jonathan Sanders) President Mikhail Gorbachev's appearance before Supreme Soviet to explain economic troubles examined; details given of food shortages; scenes shown. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) comments on change.] [Boris YELTSIN (thru translator), people's deputy Georgi ARBATOV, two CONSUMERS - talk about government.]
(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Linda Taira) Developments in Senate Ethics Committee hearings for "Keating Five" reported. [Special counsel Robert BENNETT - talks about political contributions Senator Alan Cranston accepted from Charles Keating.] [CRANSTON - replies to accusations.] [Senator Jesse HELMS - denies Cranston's charge that he has already decided case.] [Senators Donald RIEGLE, John GLENN, John McCAIN - testify.] Senator Dennis DeConcini's defense Monday noted.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Supreme Court reported considering emergency appeal concerning secretly recorded telephone conversations between ousted Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega and his attorneys. Report introduced.
(Miami: Doug Tunnell) Noriega's attorneys reported asking Miami, Florida, Judge William Hoeveler to drop case altogether; Noriega's testimony of government harassment quoted on screen; artists' sketches shown. [Noriega attorney Frank RUBINO - comments on frozen assets issue and not working for free.] Court noted ordering CNN to turn over tape recordings of telephone conversations; FBI said obtaining some, but not all, tapes from hotel room of CNN employee.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Sentence of death for Blanche Taylor Moore in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, reported; details given of conviction for murdering boyfriend with arsenic and charges of additional poisonings; scenes shown from courtroom.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Snapshots of Venus taken by NASA's Magellan radar tracker featured; scenes shown of computer animation.
(Studio: Connie Chung) President Bush reported signing new environmental bills to stop mining in Antarctica and expand research into global warming; criticism mentioned. Report introduced.
(Washington: Bob Faw) Government's new method of disposing waste from atomic weapons production, called vitrification, examined; details given of problems with Savannah River, SC, treatment plant including creation of benzine gas; scenes shown from plant and from government television commercial featuring Dr. Leonard Sagan. Differences from French method detailed; scenes shown from Le Vosinet, France. [Representative Mike SYNAR, Energy Department Bill KERLEY, Institution of Environment and Energy Research Arjun MAKHIJANI - comment.] Synar noted asking General Accounting Office to investigate.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Labor Department's October consumer price index and annual inflation rate cited.
(Saudi Arabia: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Saudi Arabia: Scott Pelley) Pentagon's global positioning navigational network using satellites featured; scenes shown of troops lost in desert at night. [Marine Captain Rock POLLARD, navigational specialist David DEAL, Marine Sergeant Samuel MEAD, Lieutenant General John YEOSOCK, Marine Sergeant Bill CURRY - comment.]