This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather, Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(White House: Rita Braver) The big sell from President Clinton the day after his health care reform speech and the reaction to the address featured; findings of CBS News poll on the reaction to the speech cited; scenes shown of talk radio shows broadcasting from the White House lawn. [CLINTON - says Congress now needs to get this done.] [HOST, Rochester radio host Jack KINNICUTT, Interior Secretary Bruce BABBITT, Representative Newt GINGRICH, National Federation of Independent Business Jack FARIS - react to the Clinton plan.] White House announcement on the rate of the cigarette tax to pay for the plan mentioned.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Interview held with Hillary Clinton about the plan. [From "48 Hours", CLINTON - says every American must be insured and the bureaucratic system will be simplified.] Report introduced.
(New York: Ray Brady) Reaction across the country to the Clinton health care plan examined; the view of one inner city doctor featured. [Primary care physician Dr. Susana MORALES, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center Dr. William SPECK - talk about patients and insurance.] The medical math on health insurance costs noted. [Health policy and management expert Robert BLENDON - comments.]
(San Francisco: John Blackstone) The current workings of the health care system examined; San Francisco hospital scenes shown. [Newborn's parents Jonathan OCKER, Karen FITZGERALD, Arlene SOLVKJAR - comment.]
(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(New York: Bob Arnot) Report in "Science" on a new collagen drug therapy for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers featured. [National Insts. of Health Dr. Michael LOCKSHIN, collagen taker Lynn SUTLEY, Beth Israel hospital Dr. David TRENTHAM - comment on collagen therapy.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Mobile: Diana Gonzalez) Finding that a wayward barge that struck the bridge caused yesterday's train wreck featured; scenes and animation shown from the Alabama bayou where the Amtrak train sank. [Secretary of Transportation Federico PENA - confirms the barge report.] [US Coast Guard Captain Mike PERKINS - speculates on the damage to the train rails.] [Survivor Raymond MURILLO - describes what happened.]
(Studio: Connie Chung) New technology that will make cellular phones less expensive reported.
(Studio: Dan Rather, Connie Chung) More rain and floods for the Midwest; halting by the Marine Corps of air operations following a series of crashes; landing of the plane piloted cross-country by 11-year-old Victoria Van Meter; awarding of the 2000 summer Olympic Games to Sydney, Australia; ending of pitcher Nolan Ryan's baseball career due to an arm injury reported; scenes shown from Missouri, California, San Diego, Sydney and Seattle.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Cinny Kennard) The political brinkmanship in Russia between President Boris Yeltsin and his opponents featured; scenes shown from Moscow, where the standoff got more confusing and a military building was attacked. [Russian journalist Tankred GOLANPOLSKY, people's deputy Oleg RUMIANTSEV - comment.]
(Studio: Connie Chung) Second defection of a Cuban military flier to the United States reported.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Neo-Nazis reported asking for a permit in Vidor, Texas, to celebrate the exodus of the last black resident of a housing project.
(Grand Saline, Texas: Bob McNamara) The small east Texas town of Grand Saline, Texas, which has no black residents, featured; scenes shown from the town under court order to desegregate its housing. [Many RESIDENTS, newspaper editor Jan ADAMSON, housing director Linda BEALER - comment on the racial situation in the all white town.] [In nearby towns, several BLACKS - talk about Grand Saline.]
(Studio: Dan Rather, Connie Chung) Americans' questions about President Clinton's health care reform plan answered: what kind of insurance will be available, what if you are on Medicare or Medicaid, what happens if you change jobs, what if you retire and what if you have a housekeeper.