This program is 28 minutes long
HILARY BOWKER (London)
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) European nations banning the import of British beef listed.
(London: Rob Reynolds) The impending economic disaster in Britain if the nation's 11 million cattle must be slaughtered because of a possible link between the bovine illness called "mad cow disease" (BSE) and a rare human brain disease called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) examined. [British health secretary Stephen DORRELL - cites the link and downplays the concern.] [CJD victim's mother Frances HALL - describes her late son's incapacities from the disease.] [British government advisory committee John PATTISON, BSE research campaign Dr. Stephen DEALLER - says there may be an epidemic.] [In Parliament, Harriet HARMAN - backs a beef ban.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The United States said importing no cattle from Britain since 1989. ["Conde Nast Traveler" magazine Richard DAWOOD - downplays the risk to American tourists.]
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) United Nations WHO report on the worldwide impact of the infectious killer tuberculosis reported; statistics cited. [WHO Dr. Paul NUNN - comments.]
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) British study findings on the health benefits of Vitamin E in preventing heart attacks reported.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Pentagon report that the United States has agreed to delay withdrawing its peacekeeping troops until after the summer elections in Bosnia reported; scenes shown of Croatians demonstrating in Vukovar against the visiting United States ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) United States aircraft USS Nimitz said en route to the Taiwan Strait where China has been holding war games prior to Taiwan's first direct presidential election; regional map shown.
(Taipei: Mike Chinoy) The historic election in Taiwan and the half-century old Chinese civil war featured; historical film shown while the course of Taiwan's role in the Cold War is reviewed. Taiwan's move toward democracy and its transformation into an economic power house after its close ties with the United States were loosened during President Jimmy Carter's administration outlined. [Taiwan Mainland Affairs Council SU Chi - says Taiwan should not be bound by 20-year-old rules.] [China analyst professor Steven GOLDSTEIN - reviews US-Taiwan relations.] The problems in a search for common ground between the US, China and Taiwan discussed.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Upcoming special "Taiwan Votes" noted.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.
(London: Arthur Kent) The reaction to British Prime Minister John Major's election plan for Northern Ireland featured. [In Parliament, MAJOR, Social Democratic Labor Party Seamus MALLON; Ulster Unionist Party David TRIMBLE, MALLON - offer differing opinions on the election proposal.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Legislation before the United States Congress to restrict immigration reported; tenets of the proposed immigration bill outlined on screen.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Tentative agreement to settle the 17-day strike at two General Motors Ohio parts plants reported; scenes shown from Dayton, Ohio.
(Mexico City: Lucia Newman) The possible impact of the General Motors Corporation strike on Mexico, where the General Motors Corporation plants have been paralyzed by the crippling strike in the US, featured; scenes shown from a factory in Chihuahua, Mexico. The issue of free trade as agreed to by North American Free Trade Agreement and US workers' complaints about "outsourcing," the production by non-union workers of cheaper auto parts, noted. [Economist Rogelio RAMIREZ - says there will be more jobs in Mexico in the long plan.]
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) President Clinton shown meeting with Haitian President Rene Preval as aid to Haiti has been stalled in the United States Congress because of concerns about political murders committed during military rule.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Likely Republican presidential candidate Senator Bob Dole's positioning of himself opposite President Clinton on key issues such as the commitment to the Tenth Amendment, which reserves most powers to the state governments and over defense policy. [DOLE - says the United States has no defense against ballistic missile systems.] The question of whether or not Ross Perot will run for president noted. Mexican wrestler "Super Barrio" said wanting to run for the White House as a protest against anti-immigrant rhetoric in the campaign; the costumed guy shown.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The delay of the launch of space shuttle Atlantis due to bad weather reported; scenes shown from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.