This program is 26 minutes long
(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Persian Gulf crisis reported escalating; Iraqi-installed puppet government noted declaring Kuwait a republic. Report introduced.
(Pentagon: David Martin) President Bush reported ordering planes and troops to Saudi Arabia as part of multi-national force defending air bases against an Iraqi invasion; details given; scenes shown of troops preparing to leave Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Yesterday, while meeting with US diplomat, President Saddam Hussein reported saying he will not pull out of Kuwait; scenes shown from meeting in Baghdad, Iraq. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - comments on statement.] Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney reported persuading Saudi Arabian leaders to allow United States forces on air bases; Cheney noted meeting next in Cairo, Egypt, with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who agreed to send Egyptian troops to Saudi Arabia in cooperation with United States forces and to allow an air craft carrier to travel the Suez Canal; scenes shown from both meetings. Naval forces detailed.
(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather; Pentagon: David Martin) Pentagon strategy speculated upon.
(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(White House: Lesley Stahl) White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater quoted regarding Iraqi threat to Saudi Arabia; scenes shown of Bush going to CIA briefing; Bush's strategy to secure use of Saudi air bases detailed. [Representative Les ASPIN - comments on Saudi reluctance.] US military equipment sold to Saudi Arabia mentioned. Crisis noted Bush's first major test.
(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Plane full of tourists reported allowed to leave Baghdad for Amman, Jordan. [Three TOURISTS - talk about ordeal.] Report introduced.
(State Department: Bill Plante) State Department reported expected tonight to issue travel warning for Americans in eastern Saudi Arabia and surrounding areas in Persian Gulf; details given of Americans detained at hotel in Baghdad. [TUTWILER - comments on detained foreigners.] [Detained Penelope Nabokov's father Peter NABOKOV - tells what he has heard.]
(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Persian Gulf: Tom Fenton) Success of economic pressure detailed; Kuwait currency, now linked to Iraqi currency, noted worthless; Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported having to cut oil flow through pipelines; scenes shown of damaged Kuwait City, Kuwait. [In earlier interview, Turkish Premier Turgut OZAL - says he shut down pipelines through Turkey as part of United Nations embargo.] Audio heard of United States oil worker Edward Allen, in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, talking about asking Americans to leave. Scenes shown of Arab leaders meeting with Hussein, of young men in Cairo volunteering to fight for Kuwait and of USSR naval vessels arriving in Persian Gulf.
(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Interview presented. [From New York, retired General George CRIST - comments on possibility of fighting in Saudi Arabia between United States and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's forces.]
(New York: Ed Bradley) While Middle East crisis triggered more losses on Tokyo stock market, New York stock prices reported steadying. Report introduced.
(New York: Ray Brady) Congressional hearings over gasoline price increases reported. [Senator Joseph LIEBERMAN, CONSUMER, consumer advocate Mark GREEN - comment.] "Stock Market Report". [Two CONSUMERS, Virginia Service Station Dealers Association William McGILACUDDY, service station owner Claire HACOCK - comment.] Oil company arguments denying windfall profits detailed.
(Studio: Ed Bradley) Jury in drug and perjury trial of Washington Mayor Marion Barry reported reaching, but not revealing, verdict on one of fourteen charges; details given.
(Studio: Ed Bradley) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) reported canceling fueling test for shuttle Columbia; scheduled launch date noted.
(Studio: Ed Bradley) Navy reported releasing tape showing United States Marines evacuating Americans and others from United States embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, Sunday; scenes shown. Rebel leader Prince Johnson noted threatening to attack Marines in order to provoke outside intervention. West African leaders reported sending military force to impose cease-fire.
(Amman, Jordan: Dan Rather) Amman, Jordan, residents' reaction to President Bush's troop deployment to Saudi Arabia featured. [Four JORDANIANS - criticize US.] Report introduced.
(Amman: Bob Simon) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported acting out secret Arab dream in invading wealthy Kuwait; resentment of unequal wealth distribution examined; scenes shown of Jordanians outside Saudi Arabian embassy in Amman, seeking migrant labor. [Two WORKERS - talk about inequality.] Palestinians' belief in one Arab nation noted. [Jordanian economist Ahmed AMANI, two JORDANIANS - comment on inequality.]