This program is 26 minutes long
NOTE: Second half of special one-hour network news broadcast was preempted locally.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(White House: Wyatt Andrews) President Bush reported meeting with Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell, who have returned from military briefing in Saudi Arabia; details given of decision to postpone ground war; scenes shown of Cheney and Powell with troops. [BUSH - announces continuation of air war.] Diplomatic problems due to bombing examined; Soviet complaints noted. [Soviet foreign ministry spokesman Vitaly CHURKIN, White House spokesman Marlin FITZWATER, BUSH - comment on civilian casualties.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Iraqi minister of religious affairs quoted on civilian casualties. Report introduced.
(Saudi Arabia: Richard Threlkeld) Allied bombing examined; comparison of Basra, Iraq, bombing to that of Vietnam war noted; scenes shown. [PILOT, Central Command Brigadier General Richard NEAL - comment.] POWs Army Spec. Melissa Rathbun-Nealy and Spec. David Lockett said taken to Basra; photos shown. British video of storage tank bombing shown. [Royal Air Force Captain Niall IRVING - comments on difficulty in bombing all targets.] Arrival of Afghan mujahedeen fighters, who know how to fight Soviet tanks, noted; scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Iraq reported launching Scud missile at Israel during this broadcast; earlier injuries in Riyadh from Patriot-Scud debris noted. Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv: Tom Fenton) Scud missile that landed harmlessly outside Tel Aviv earlier today reported; scenes shown of decontamination squad examining Scud remains and of Israeli defense minister Moshe Arens meeting with President Bush; heroic status of soldiers in United States Patriot missile batteries examined. [ISRAELI - says I love America.] [ISRAELI - comments on getting used to attacks.] Scenes shown of Israelis paying no attention to missile alarm and of workers clearing rubble from Friday's attack. Scud attack that occurred during broadcast mentioned; scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: David Martin) President Bush's decision to postpone ground war examined; air war delays outlined; damage estimates cited; changes in air strategy noted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Charges that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is over- or underestimating civilian casualties noted. Report introduced.
(Amman: Doug Tunnell) Disillusionment in and outside of Iraq due to increasing civilian casualties examined; scenes shown of cluster bomb canisters found in Basra, Iraq; United States noted condemning Israeli use of cluster bombs in Beirut; Iraq reported increasing military draft. [Reuter's correspondent Bernd DEBUSMANN - comments on Iraqi people's disillusionment.] Fear of bombing outside Iraq noted; scenes shown of air raid warning in Amman, Jordan, school and of crowds outside Iraq pledging allegiance to Saddam.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Iran reported celebrating 12th anniversary of Islamic revolution; congratulations from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein noted. Report introduced.
(Khorramshar: Bob Faw) Iranian support for Muslim brothers in Iraq examined; scenes shown of Khorramshar, Iran, ruined from war with Iraq. [Two IRANIANS - (thru translator) support Saddam.] [Iranian WOMAN - (thru translator) says Saddam was the servant of America.] Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani quoted on anniversary of Ayatollah's return from exile; scenes shown of Tehran, Iran, rally.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Layoff at USAir noted. Report introduced.
(New York: Ray Brady) Financial disaster for airline industry due to fear of Persian Gulf-related terrorism examined; British Airways reported starting transatlantic fare war with Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) and Pan Am; details outlined on screen. [British Airways John WOOD, airline industry analysts Timothy PETTEE, Raymond NEIDL, tour operator Jan VINCENT - comment.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Recession's effect on retailers examined; layoff at Sears Roebuck reported and bankruptcy of Carter Hawley Hale Stores, Incorporated, noted. "Stock Market Report".
(Studio: Dan Rather) Tomorrow noted Abraham Lincoln's 182nd birthday. Report introduced.
(Washington: Bruce Morton) Suggestion that researchers study Lincoln's DNA for evidence of Marfan syndrome examined; details given of research techniques and syndrome symptoms; scenes shown of blood-stained Lincoln memorabilia at National Museum of Health and Medicine; ethical questions noted; analysis of Napoleon Bonaparte's hair mentioned. [Johns Hopkins University Dr. Victor McKUSICK, National Museum of Health and Medicine Dr. Marc MICOZZI, historian James McPHERSON - comment.]