This program is 27 minutes long
(Baghdad: Dan Rather) Iraqi government reported saying that women and children hostages will be released; scenes shown from televised meeting between Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and hostages. [HUSSEIN, HOSTAGES - (thru translator) talk together.] [Johns Hopkins University Fouad AJAMI - says Hussein is looking for a way out.] Hussein reported proposing direct negotiations and televised debate between himself, President Bush and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Report introduced.
(State Department: Mark Phillips) State Department reaction to hostage announcement examined. [Kathey MAJEREK, Janet CHANDLER - comment on seeing brother, hostage Kevin Bazner, on Iraqi video.] [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - talks about Hussein's public relations.] [Rao MURIKIPUDI - talks about getting wife and child hostages back.] Scenes shown of Kuwait embassy dependents' plane landing at Andrews Air Force Base, MD. [TUTWILER - comments on debate offer.] Hostage being held at Basra, Iraq, reported dying.
(Baghdad: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(White House: Wyatt Andrews) Bush noted returning to Washington today from vacation in Maine, to brief Congress; scenes shown. [BUSH - asks for Congressional support.] [In Persian Gulf region, Senator Sam NUNN - says we need more Arab military support.] [Representative William GRAY - comments on greater Pentagon need for planes than for SDI/Star Wars defense.] [Representative Richard GEPHARDT - comments on need to make budget deal.]
(Baghdad: Dan Rather) Taped interview presented with director general of information ministry Naji al-Hadithi. [HADITHI - discusses presidential decree making Kuwait 19th province.] Report introduced.
(Pentagon: David Martin) Military buildup in and around Persian Gulf detailed; scenes shown of Army M-1 tanks arriving in Saudi Arabia; new Pentagon cost estimate of Operation "Desert Shield" cited. [Pentagon spokesman Pete WILLIAMS - comments on higher cost estimate.] [US Army Major General Jerry GRANRUD - talks about tanks.]
(Baghdad: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Battleship Wisconsin: Bob Simon) Battleship USS Wisconsin featured; details given of armaments; scenes shown from Persian Gulf. [USS Wisconsin Captain Jerry BELSCH - comments on battleship's intimidating appearance.] [Two SAILORS - comment.] M-1 tank featured; scenes shown. [SOLDIER - talks about tank.]
(Baghdad: Dan Rather) Refugees from Kuwait and Iraq reported continuing to swamp Jordan. Report introduced.
(Iraqi-Jordanian border: Peter Van Sant) Jordan reported slow to impose sanctions against Iraq because of popular Jordanian support for Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and because of history as trading partners; scenes shown of embargo-running trucks at Ruwayshad, Jordan. [Two DRIVERS - comments.] Some foreign suppliers noted holding back deliveries to Jordan. [Jordanian sugar importer Yusuf NADER, pharmaceutical company president Samee DARWAZAH - comment on embargo.]
(Baghdad: Dan Rather) Report introduced. ......
(London: Bert Quint) Kuwaiti royal family said flourishing financially despite exile; details given of overseas investments. ["Middle East Economic Digest" Pamela SMITH - comments.] Kuwaitis noted thwarting Iraqi efforts to steal fortune; scenes shown of Kuwaiti demonstration in London.. [United Bank of Kuwait Anton SIMON, Kuwaiti ambassador, London Ghazi al-RAYES - comment.]
(New York: Bob Schieffer) At least one tornado reported sweeping through Joliet, Illinois, and Plainfield, Illinois, areas; details given; scenes shown from Will County, Illinois.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Gainesville, Florida: Erin Hayes) Students who just arrived in Gainesville, Florida, for new school year reported heading back home as five dead bodies discovered in three days; details given; FBI agents who helped investigate serial killer Theodore Bundy noted called in. [Two female STUDENTS, OFFICIAL, Gainesville police chief Wayland CLIFTON - comment.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Sweden's Stefan Edberg reported ousted unseeded Soviet player at United States Open tennis championships; scenes shown.
(Baghdad: Dan Rather) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's television appearance with hostages further analyzed. [HUSSEIN - (thru translator) talks about Western criticism.]