This program is 26 minutes long
(Baghdad, Iraq: Dan Rather) Today's major developments in Persian Gulf crisis listed; scenes shown from Baghdad, Iraq, monument commemorating those who died in Iran-Iraq war. Report introduced.
(Kennebunkport: Wyatt Andrews) President Bush reported acknowledging that Americans detained in Iraq are hostages, preparing Americans for a stalemate, accusing Iraqi President Saddam Hussein of violating his religion and implying that using Americans as human shields will not deter a military attack; scenes shown of Bush in Baltimore, Maryland. [BUSH - makes speech.]
(State Department: Mark Phillips) Iraq reported taking more American and British citizens from hotels in Kuwait City, Kuwait and demanding all embassies closed by weekend; Great Britain noted refusing. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER, British foreign secretary Douglas HURD, father of hostage David COLLINS, mother of hostage Melinda TURNER - comment.] State Department reported widening travel advisory; scenes shown from Amman, Jordan; audio heard from Voice of America radio broadcast warning against fleeing.
(Baghdad, Iraq: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: David Martin) United States military moves and maneuvers in Persian Gulf area detailed. USS Reid and other Navy blockade warships reported shadowing two Iraqi oil tankers, headed for Iraq's ally Yemen, who have ignored warning shots; audio heard from communication with tanker. [BUSH - comments.] Bush noted hoping United Nations will authorize use of force and expected to order limited call-up of military reserves tomorrow.
(Baghdad, Iraq: Dan Rather) Report introduced. ......
(Saudi Arabia: Bob Simon) 7th Marine Expeditionary Brigade featured; scenes shown from Saudi Arabia. [Marine Major General John HOPKINS - comments on preparedness.] [Three MARINES - comment on mission.] [Lieutenant Colonel Jim MATTIS - comments on comparison to Vietnam war.]
(With Marines at sea: Jim Stewart) 4th Marine Amphibious Brigade, leaving Morehead City, North Carolina, featured; special training noted; scenes shown. [Four MARINES - say what they expect.] [Rear Admiral John LaPLANTE - comments on saying goodbye.]
(Baghdad, Iraq: Dan Rather, Allen Pizzey) Iraqi preparation for blockade examined; rationing plans and popular opinion noted; television scenes shown of Iraqi prisoners of war returning from Iran; speculation that Iraqis may be angry at giving up everything earned during Iraq-Iran war reported.
(New York: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(New York: Eric Engberg) Federal jury reported finding three former Northwest Airlines flight crew members guilty of flying from Fargo, North Dakota, to Minneapolis, Minnesota, while impaired by alcohol; evidence detailed; scenes shown from outside courthouse. [Prosecutor Elizabeth de la VEGA, convicted pilot Norman PROUSE - comment.] Sentencing guidelines noted. (Artist: Marcia Danits)
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Violence in South Africa reported spreading to another township near Johannesburg; details given of fighting between supporters of Nelson Mandela's African National Congress (ANC) and conservative Zulus; scenes shown from Kwathema Township, South Africa; Organization of American States noted calling for an end to carnage.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) India reported placing troops on alert along border with Pakistan following reports of clashes in divided Kashmir; Pakistani response noted.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Iran, despite reconciliation with Iraq, reported backing United Nations economic sanctions; Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi reported criticizing Iraq for holding hostages and urging United Nations to condemn US for sending troops to Saudi Arabia.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Deception Valley, Kansas: Frank Currier) American opinion of Persian Gulf crisis featured; details given of economic effect; scenes shown from Susank, Kansas. [Two FARMERS - comment.] Wheat prices in Kansas and crude oil prices in Texas mentioned. [Drilling supervisor Danny BIGGS - comments.] [Four KANSANS, wheat grower Roger FANSHEER - comment.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) reported announcing rehabilitated shuttle Columbia will be launched September 1; grounding May 30 recalled.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Federal study of Mexican-American low infant mortality rate reported; details given.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) President Bush's administration reported revealing defense budget cuts required by Gramm-Rudman law if no deficit reduction plan enacted.
(Baghdad, Iraq: Dan Rather) Iraqi pride featured; Persian Gulf crisis noted becoming religious issue.