This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Joe Oliver) Report introduced.
(White House: Jeanne Meserve) The ongoing political debate between the Republican Congress and President Clinton over the budget and the inevitable shutdown of at least part of the federal government featured; details given of the impact a shutdown would have. [House Speaker Newt GINGRICH - comments on the new debt ceiling legislation.] [National Economic Council Laura TYSON - says the President will veto the budget due to the Republican restrictions.] [White House Chief of Staff Leon PANETTA, Senator Bob DOLE - offer views on the budget issue.]
(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Bob Franken) The Republican reaction to the White House offer of negotiations if Medicare cuts were left out featured; scenes shown of a Republican photograph op; details given of the impact a shutdown would have. [Representative Dick ARMEY - comments.]
(Studio: Joe Oliver) The history of previous government shutdowns of spending disputes given.
(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) The American Federation of Government Employees plans to challenge the federal government as to what departments will be shutdown outlined. [AFGE President John STURDIVANT - says the purpose is to fight "essential" layoffs of federal workers: talks about the potential economic impacts on the nation.]
(Studio: Joe Oliver) Agreement by rebel Serbs to give up their territory in Croatia as part of the Balkan peace talks in Dayton, Ohio, reported; scenes shown of signing ceremonies in Croatia. Discussion with correspondent Steve Hurst concerning the peace talks given. [HURST - comments on the peace process.]
(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Israel's farewell tribute for Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin featured; scenes shown of the gathering in Tel Aviv at the site where Rabin was murdered. Israeli acting Prime Minister Shimon Peres said promising to follow the peace process. [At the rally, Leah RABIN (thru translator) - speaks to the crowd.]
(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Launching of the space shuttle Atlantis for a rendezvous with the Russian Mir space station reported; scenes shown from Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
(Studio: Ted Textor) The weather forecast for the US, Europe and Asia given.