This program is 27 minutes long
(Saint Louis, Missouri: Dan Rather) First of a series of visits to campaign battlegrounds introduced.
(Hannibal, Missouri: Scott Pelley) Missouri as a key state in presidential elections examined; scenes shown of President Bush and Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton on the campaign trail there. [Missouri pollster Ken WARREN - cites Missouri's record.] The Missouri governor's race between Bill Webster and Mel Carnahan noted. [WEBSTER, CARNAHAN - speak on the race.] Views of the voters in Hannibal, Missouri, discussed. [Schoolteacher Diane KOCHER, painter Alan EVERS - name the issues.]
(Saint Louis, Missouri: Dan Rather) Clinton, Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Albert Gore and Hillary Clinton shown campaigning today on college campuses while Bush campaigned in New Jersey.
(White House: Susan Spencer) The tone of the Bush campaign featured; scenes shown from the campaign trail. ["US News and World Report" Michael BARONE - says Bush feels he will win.] [Bush deputy campaign manager Mary MATALIN - talks about the state polls.] Map shown of the battleground states for the election. [Former Carter press secretary Jody POWELL - comments.] [BARONE - says the public feels Bush is dodging debates.] [MATALIN - says Clinton's draft record shows character flaws.]
(Saint Louis, Missouri: Dan Rather) Ross Perot reported now on ballots in all 50 states. [PEROT - says he wants to talk about the economy on TV.]
(Saint Louis, Missouri: Dan Rather) Campaign '92 Reality Check introduced.
(Washington: Mark Phillips) The meaning of the polls examined; scenes shown of candidates President Bush and Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton on the campaign trail. [Political analyst Doug BAILEY, television network pollster Warren MITOFSKY - talk about the polls.] [Political scientists Michael LEWIS-BECK, Alan ABRAMOWITZ - cite the key factors in the race.]
(Saint Louis, Missouri: Dan Rather) Explosion in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, reported.
(Saint Louis, Missouri: Dan Rather) Funeral services in South Africa for victims of the Ciskei massacre; campaigning in France for the vote on European unity; study on drinking by college students and stripping of the Philippines team of its Little League world series baseball championship reported; scenes shown from Ciskei, France, of drinkers and from Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
(Saint Louis, Missouri: Dan Rather) Suspension of the United States airlift to Somalia after a plane was hit by gunfire reported.
(Moscow: Anthony Mason) Refugees from the civil war in Somalia who are camped out in the airport in Moscow featured; scenes shown. [Three SOMALIS - state how long they have been here.] Fact that neither the airport, the Aeroflot airlines, nor the government know what to do with the refugees explained.
(Saint Louis, Missouri: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(No location given: Ray Brady) The "reverse mortgage," a loan against their home for people who need cash, featured; details given of how it works. [Homeowners Morton and Katherine ERICKSON - say the income helps them.] ["Bank Rate Monitor" Robert HEADY - warns senior citizens about the up front fees.]
(Webster Groves, Missouri: Dan Rather) Views of the residents of the suburban town of Webster Groves, Missouri, about government, the economy and the future featured; scenes shown. [Real estate saleswoman and unemployed Judy and Bob CASANOVA, nurse and teacher Pat and Joe ZAPF, businesswoman and account executive Sandie and Greg LOOMIS, university administrator and laid-off engineer Rose and Joe WINDMILLER - talk about candidates President Bush and Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton.]