This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Siobhan Darrow) The firing by Russian President Boris Yeltsin of national security adviser Alexander Lebed in the power struggle in Russia featured. [While signing the papers on national TV, YELTSIN - (thru translator) says Lebed is dividing the team.] [Russian political commentator Alexander MINKIN - (thru translator) says Lebed had no need to be a rebellion leader.] [LEBED - (thru translator) says he will remain in legitimate political activity.] Lebed's political background, growing popularity and the opposition to him by Kremlin insiders reviewed. [Russian presidential council member Sergei KARAGANOV - comments.] The reaction in Chechnya to the sacking of Lebed, who had brought peace the region, discussed.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The reaction from Secretary of Defense William Perry to the news of Lebed's ousting reported. [PERRY - says he sees no change in US-Russian relations.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles: Claire Shipman) The reaction of President Clinton to the removal of Lebed outlined; scenes shown of Clinton campaigning. [White House press secretary Michael McCURRY - comments on Yeltsin's right to make personal changes.] [Secretary of State Warren CHRISTOPHER - comments on the situation.] The concerns about Yeltsin's health reviewed.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Interview held David Kramer about the implications of Russian President Boris Yeltsin's firing of national security adviser Alexander Lebed. [From Moscow, Carnegie Endowment KRAMER - assesses the possible impact of both Yeltsin and Lebed, who has been the chief critic of the government and on the country's stability; predicts there will be less jockeying within the government now and that there will be no unrest or impact on the international stage in the wake of the firing of Lebed.]
(Studio: Flip Spiceland) Weather forecasts for the United States and Europe presented; weather maps shown.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Interview held David Kramer about the implications of Russian President Boris Yeltsin's firing of national security adviser Alexander Lebed. [Russia analyst Michael MANDELBAUM - says this firing of Lebed shows that Yeltsin is not in command of the political situation in Russia because it is contrary to his political style; suggests Yeltsin may be, in fact, a non-functional president and the issues of the Russian economy and the expansion of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) membership to central Europe may be affected; suggests what might happen if Yeltsin is restored to health or is not restored to full health; says that President Clinton's administration is taking the correct position at the time being.]
(New York: Jody Davis) The business report presented: Stock Market Report, treasury bond, housing starts and industrial production figures and selected communications stocks. [Maria Fiorin Ramirez international economist Maria RAMIREZ - analyzes the housing figures.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The firing by Russian President Boris Yeltsin of national security adviser Alexander Lebed in the power struggle in Russia recapped. [YELTSIN - (thru translator) says he is forced to relieve Lebed.] [LEBED - (thru translator) responds.] Lebed's plans to form a political party and the response to the firing from Secretary of Defense William Perry noted.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The stampede at a soccer stadium in Guatemala that resulted in scores of spectators being crushed to death featured; scenes shown from Guatemala City of the injured on the ground.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Middle East peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians about the issue of the removal of troops from the West Bank city of Hebron reported; scenes shown from Taba, Egypt.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The fourth day of protests in Belgium against the dismissal of a judge investigating a child sex ring reported; scenes shown from Antwerp.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Strike in France by public employees protesting pay freezes and job cuts reported; scenes shown from Paris.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Selection of a trial jury to hear the O.J. Simpson civil suit reported; the makeup of the jury outlined.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) President Clinton and challenger Bob Dole shown back on the campaign trail in California the day after the Wednesday debate in San Diego. [CLINTON - talks about the United States role in peace in the Middle East.] [DOLE - offers his view on the Middle East.] Interviews held with "The Guardian" Washington bureau chief Martin Walker and Lebanese daily "As- Safir" Hisham Melhem about the debate. [MELHEM - comments on the debate and the candidates.] [WALKER - outlines Dole's approach in the debate in the town hall format; predicts that Clinton will be the first Democrat to be reelected since FDR.] Question raised about the campaign's emphasis on domestic rather than foreign affairs issues. [MELHEM - says this is an ideologically void campaign.] [WALKER - suggests Clinton deserves credit because it is a time of peace and prosperity, but that he has not been really tested by a crisis.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) British judge's denial of the request from Diane Blood that she be artificially inseminated with her dead husband's sperm because the husband had not given written permission reported.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.
(Sudbury, Ontario: Ann Kellan) Investigation into whether a meteor hit the area now known as Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, featured; animation and rock formations shown. [Ontario provincial government Wilfried MEYER - describes the geological event.] Defense Department said considering monitoring meteor activity near earth in case one should hit. [Los Alamos National Lab Greg CANAVAN - comments.]
(Studio: Larry Smith) Mourning in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in the aftermath of a stampede at a soccer match and a preview of the seventh game of the baseball playoff series between the Atlanta Braves and the Saint Louis Cardinals reported; scenes shown from the stadium and from Atlanta's sixth game victory. [Cardinals pitcher Donovan OSBORNE, Braves pitcher Tom GLAVINE - comment.]