This program is 26 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Unemployment figures for the month cited.
(New York: Ray Brady) The context of these unemployment numbers examined. [Economist Audrey FREEDMAN - comments.] Reasons why the economy remains stuck in neutral detailed. [Advertising sales Marilyn MATTY, construction Donald JACOBS, consultant Tom OLENICK - talk about the economy.] [Economists Philip BRAVERMAN, Ed YARDENI - comment on unemployment trends.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Perspectives of the '92 candidates on the unemployment figures given. [President BUSH - sees positive economic growth.] [Democratic presidential candidate Bill CLINTON - says there is no recovery in sight.] [In his car, Ross PEROT - comments.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Expected announcement from the camps of President Bush and Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton about debates schedules reported; dates listed. Campaign Reality Check introduced.
(Washington:Eric Engberg) Avoidance of the budget deficit issue by the candidates examined; campaign scenes shown; graph shown of deficit figures since 1980. [Senator Warren RUDMAN - says everyone will pay.] [On September 10, BUSH; on September 17, CLINTON - list their ways of handling the deficit.] Likelihood that Ross Perot's campaign will bring the "D" word into the campaign noted; his deficit plan outlined on screen.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Importance of Florida and the new South to the election campaign noted.
(Clayton County, Georgia: Mark Phillips) The new South and its changing voting populace examined; scenes shown from Clayton County, Georgia. [County deputy registrar Ada Jane HARRIS, county election supervisor Judge Eugene LAWSON - say more voters are registering.] Low voter turnout in the United States addressed and compared to turnouts in Canada, Britain and western Europe. ["Who Votes" co- author Raymond WOLFINGER - criticizes the United States system.] [Political scientist Merle BLACK - comments on the registration of young voters.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Mistaken firing of two missiles by the USS Saratoga during NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) training maneuvers which then hit a Turkish ship reported; scenes shown from the Aegean Sea of the damaged ship.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Announcement by President Bush that he would support a United Nations "no-fly" zone over Bosnia reported.
(London: Barry Petersen) CBS News exclusive report on an incident in Bosnia-Herzegovina in which Moslems allegedly massacred Serbian fighters featured; scenes shown from Milici, Bosnia, of Serb mourners and the dead. [Bosnian Serb leader Radovan KARADZIC - describes the massacre.] [Journalist Paul MARTIN - says they had revolting wounds.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(New York: Giselle Fernandez) Idea that New York City parents can choose the school for their kids featured; classroom scenes shown; details given of the general debate over the concept of "choice." [Mother Patty DILLWORTH, P.S. 41 student Chris FRASER - back choice.] Critics' charges that choice is racist noted. [Education author Jonathan KOZOL - calls choice a disaster for the poorer kids.] [Milwaukee, WI, school voucher advocate Polly WILLIAMS - says low-income families cannot get their kids in the good schools.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Bush reported winning his veto battle with Congress over the abortion gag rule.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Views of the people of Tampa, Florida, on the campaign between President Bush and Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton featured; scenes shown from the city. [In a roundtable discussion with the reporter, retired furniture maker Robert FOSTER, retired social worker Rosalie PECK, retired GM supervisor Dick HOLMES, college professor Art PETERSON, retired school teacher Betty MANN, retired corporate executive Allan SOLOMON, newspaper editor Roland MANTEIGA - talk about impact and motivation of Ross Perot, the strengths and weaknesses of Bush and the debates.]