This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Siobhan Darrow) Kremlin intrigue involving charges by interior minister Anatoly Kulikov that his political rival national security adviser Alexander Lebed plotted a coup featured. [KULIKOV - (thru translator) calls it an unconstitutional act.] [LEBED - (thru translator) denies coup plot.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) United States pressure on Russia to ratify an arms reduction treaty signed by Russian President Boris Yeltsin and former President George Bush reported; scenes shown of Secretary of Defense William Perry in Moscow to discuss START II. Vote by Russian lawmakers to halt plans to share control of the Black Sea naval fleet with Ukraine noted.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Report introduced.
(London: Margaret Lowrie) The introduction of a plan in Britain to ban all handguns in response to the massacre last March at a school in Dunblane, Scotland, examined. [Dunblane victim's parent Karen SCOTT, Gun Control Network Gill Marshall ANDREWS, firearms expert Michael YARDLEY, gun manufacturer Peter SARONY - comment on gun issues.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Bread for the World study on world hunger that found that 1 in 9 Americans go hungry reported.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Failure in Turkey of an opposition move to censure Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan for a recent trip to Libya reported.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Interview held with Gun Control Network Gill Marshall Andrews and Shooters' Rights Association Mark Jones about the issue of a handgun ban in Britain. [JONES, ANDREWS - offer differing opinions on the guns, violence, society, the gun culture and on the extent of the proposed ban in the United Kingdom.]
(Studio: Flip Spiceland) Weather forecasts for the United States and Europe presented; weather maps shown.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Another round of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians reported; scenes shown from Taba, Egypt and from Cairo, where Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Work stoppage across Belgium to protest the government's decision to remove a judge from the child sex ring scandal case involving the death of four girls reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Ceremonies in Israel marking the tenth anniversary of the downing of airman Ron Arad over Lebanon reported; scenes shown from the Negev Desert.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Surprise appearance by Pope John Paul II on the 18th anniversary of the start of his papacy shown.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.
(Easter island, Chile: Ronnie Lovler) The remote Easter Island that features monolithic monuments built by ancient inhabitants visited; scenes shown of sites on this "open-air museum." [Archeologist Claudio CRISTINO - says this site needs to be preserved.] [Easter Island Governor Jacobo HEY (thru translator), Rapa Nui National Park administrator Jose Miguel RAMIREZ - comment on the island's problems.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Conviction by a Houston jury of Mexican drug lord Juan Garcia Abrego of drug smuggling reported.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Tonight's debate between President Clinton and presidential candidate Bob Dole previewed; scenes shown of Clinton and Dole in San Diego. CNN coverage of the debate listed.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The cost of living increase for Social Security recipients reported; statistics cited on the jump in the average check.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Announcement by the NTSB that Boeing 737s need newly designed tail rudders as part of the overhaul of the planes to prevent rudder movement problems that may have caused two crashes reported.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Decision by the German government that Bosnian refugees must return home reported.
(Berlin: Bill Delaney) The bleak future for Bosnians who have no future in Germany or back home examined. [Bosnian WOMAN - wonders what she can do.] [Berlin interior minister Jorj SCHOENBOHM - says the refugees must be sent home.] [Social worker Damir STEEKO - comments.]
(New York: Jody Davis) The business report presented: Stock Market Report, treasury bond and consumer price index figures, legal battle between General Motors and Volkswagen over whether an executive took secret General Motors Corporation documents to Volkswagen and the creation by the World Trade Organization of a panel to settle a Japan-US dispute over access to Japan's market for photograph film.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The marking of the first anniversary of the Million Man March to Washington, DC, noted.
(UN: Gary Tuchman) Report introduced.
(New York: Brian Jenkins) The World's Day of Atonement Rally at the United Nations in New York City featured; scenes shown of the day's events. [Nation of Islam leader Louis FARRAKHAN - calls for the United Nations to take up the plight of black people and Native Americans in the US, for peace in the Middle East and for the Muslim world to stop acts of terrorism.] Farrakhan's demand that the UN drop sanctions against Libya and Iraq noted. [Inside the UN, FARRAKHAN - says Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi is a victim of United States and European evil.] Continued complaints about the Park Service estimates of the number of people participating in the Washington march mentioned.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff; UN: Gary Tuchman) The reaction to the refusal to allow South Africa's Winnie Mandela to speak at the rally discussed.
(Studio: Anthony James) Tonight sixth game in the baseball playoffs game between the Atlanta Braves and the Saint Louis Cardinals previewed. [Players Brian JORDAN, Fred McGRIFF - comment.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Rescue of a baby humpback whale and its mother, who were caught in a net off Point Perry, Australia, shown.