This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Statement from United States surgeon Michael DeBakey that Russian President Boris Yeltsin could undergo heart surgery as early as next week reported.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.
(Husan, on the West Bank: Walter Rodgers) The threat to the Middle East peace process from the latest incident on the West Bank featured; scenes shown from Husan, West Bank, of the funeral for a 10-year-old Palestinian boy killed by a Jewish settler and of teenagers throwing stones at the Israeli soldiers.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Jerusalem court said ordering Nahum Kurman held while police investigate the manslaughter charges.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Israeli-Palestinian negotiations about an Israeli pullout from Hebron updated; scenes shown of Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat in Ireland, where he urged the European Union to become more involved in the peace process. Syria's accusation that Israel is preparing for war noted; scenes shown of Israeli army exercises on the Golan Heights and of Russian foreign minister Yevgeny Primakov meeting with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad to discuss Russia's role in the peace process.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The flight in Zaire of ethnic Hutu refugees from Rwanda due to the fighting reported; scenes shown from the large refugee camp near Goma, Zaire. Warning from aid officials that a catastrophe is pending noted.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.
(Cairo: Gayle Young) Telephone report on the rescue of two people trapped in the Cairo, Egypt, building that collapsed featured; scenes shown from the site, where rescue workers are searching for more survivors in the rubble. [Survivor Samantha MIKSCHE - talks about being found and brought out.] The common practice in Cairo of adding floors to existing buildings because of the shortage of housing mentioned.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.
(Vienna: Jackie Shymanski) Sale in Austria of art that had belonged to Austrian Jews before the Nazi era featured; scenes shown from the auction of forgotten paintings; details given of Austria's passage of a law granting the art to the nation's Jewish community. [Mauerbach Museum Committee Ronald LAUDER - explains where these heirless pieces of art have been for the last 50 years.] [Christie's International Charles HINDLIG - announces the intention of the sale.] [Austrian Chancellor Franz VRANITZKY - (thru translator) says Austria has denied responsibility for the Holocaust.] [Holocaust survivor Paul GROSZ - comments.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The issuance by former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop's Shape Up America of guidelines to help doctors treat obesity reported.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The campaigning by President Clinton as the election nears reported. [In Columbus, Ohio, CLINTON - jokes with heckling Bob Dole supporters.] The issue of Democratic campaign financing mentioned.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Dole's campaigning in California updated; scenes shown from Irvine. [Republican National Committee chairman Haley BARBOUR - criticizes Clinton and the DNC for refusing to release its campaign contributors list.] [Democratic National Committee chairman Senator Christopher DODD - admits a mistake was made.] The appearance of Democratic fund-raiser John Huang to answer a court subpoena about allegations that Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown solicited campaign contributions while on trade missions mentioned.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.
(Kabul: Anita Pratap) The impact of the war in Afghanistan on the children featured; scenes shown from the government-run orphanage in Kabul, where there is little food or staffing now that women workers have been banned by the Taliban. [Two defiant women WORKERS - (thru translator) lament conditions.]
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The impact of remnants of Hurricane Lili on Britain reported; scenes shown from Plymouth.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The ticker tape parade in New York City for the World Series-winning New York Yankees baseball team featured; scenes shown of the festive reception for the team. [Seven FANS, player Wade BOGGS, manager Joe TORRE, Joe DiMAGGIO - comment.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The ethnic fighting in Zaire recapped.
(In central Africa: Lindsey Hilsum) The critical situation in Zaire examined; scenes shown from the Rwanda-Zaire border and from the capital city of Kinshasa. [UNHCR Chefeke DESSELEGN - says the Rwandan refugees are being told to go home.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Arrangement by the Vatican for Pope John Paul II to visit Fidel Castro's Cuba reported.
(New York: Donald Van de Mark) The business report presented: Stock Market Report, treasury bond figures, America Online's launching of a new pricing plan, continued auto industry negotiations between the UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) and GM.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Interview held with "The Independent" newspaper writer Adel Darwish about the general state of the peace process in the Middle East, which has stalled over the issue of the Israeli pullout from the West Bank town of Hebron. [DARWISH - reviews the explosive situation in Hebron, where 400 Jewish settlers are there to establish an ideological point; assesses Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat's trip to Europe, where he hopes to build a bloc of public opinion for the Palestinians; comments on the possibility of a flare-up between Palestinians and Jewish settlers if the Israeli troops withdraw.]
(Studio: Fred Hickman) Extravaganza in New York City for baseball's New York Yankees and the commemoration for the tipoff of the NBA's 50th pro basketball season reported.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Images of new postage stamps that will be used next year shown.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The cultural tradition of the noisy Chinese funeral featured; scenes shown from San Francisco, where marching bands play in the street. [Voices of mortuary band leader Lisa POLLARD, cultural anthropologist Linda Sun CROWDER - describe the cultural blending of the traditional and the American funeral.]