This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The preparation for the presidential election in Israel five days from now reported.
(Jerusalem: Brent Sadler) The ongoing Israeli-Hamas problem outlined and it's effects on the upcoming Israeli elections examined. [Hamas leader Jamil HAMAMI (thru translator) - comments.] [Israeli Spokesperson Uri DROMI - says Iran is trying to perpetrate terror in Israel.]
(Studio: Richard Blystone) The ongoing fighting in Liberia updated; details given of the factional fighting in Monrovia and film shown.
(Studio: Richard Blystone) French soldiers clash with demonstrators in Bangui, Central African Republic, reported.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The beheading of seven French monks by Islamic extremists in Algeria reported.
(Paris: Peter Humi) The Reaction in Paris to the beheadings featured; details given. [Monk's RELATIVE (thru translator) - comments.]
(Studio: Richard Blystone) The arrests and trouble in Burma against opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's conference of supporters reported. [By phone, SUU KYI - describes the disturbance.]
(Studio: Richard Blystone) The World Health Organization's statement that they will destroy their remaining samples of the small pox virus since it has been virtually wiped out around the world reported.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The urging of Oregon prosecutors by the Vatican to destroy the tape of a murderer's confession to a priest made illegally noted.
(Studio: Richard Blystone) The fight for higher pay by school teachers in Mexico reportedly turned violent in a clash with police Thursday; scenes shown.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The ongoing investigation into the crash of ValuJet Flight 592 into the Florida Everglades reported; scenes shown from the crash site. [Dade Company medical examiner Dr. Roger MITTLEMAN - comments on the body parts found.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The government's warning to vacationers about water pollution in the nation's rivers, lakes and beaches outlined.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) President Clinton's annual physical results reported.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Senator Bob Dole shown touring the Capitol with German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Kansas Lieutenant Governor Shekia Frank said named to fill Senator Bob Dole's vacant Senate seat; scenes shown of Frank.
(Studio: Richard Blystone) The reopening of the Eiffel Tower in France which was closed for five days due to a strike by workers noted.
(Studio: Richard Blystone) The upcoming elections in Albania featured; scenes shown from Berat.
(Tirana: Jamie McIntyre) The transformation of Albania from Europe's poorest country to promising western ally featured; scenes shown of the concrete bunkers that dot the countryside. [President Sali BERISHA, Secretary of State Warren CHRISTOPHER, analyst Joseph MELLOTT, restauranteur Donika BARDHA, citizen Besnik ARBANA - comment on the quick recovery of Albania.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman John Shalikashvili said taking the place of the planned speaker the late Admiral Mike Boorda at the Annapolis graduation ceremonies. [SHALIKASHVILI - comments on Boorda.]
(Studio: Richard Blystone; Judy Woodruff) An update on the top stories given.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) President Clinton's nomination of fmr. prisoners of war Douglas "Pete" Peterson to be the first post war ambassador to Vietnam stated.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.
(Jerusalem: Walter Rodgers) The preparation for the presidential election in Israel five days from now reported. [NETANYAHU - politics.] [Cabinet member Yossi BEILIN, Knesset member Dan MERIDOR - comment on the peace.] [Israeli Prime Minister Shimon PERES - says he is on the only road to peace.]
(New York: Myron Kandel) The business news update and Stock Market Report given.
(Studio: Richard Blystone) Campaigning by Russian President Boris Yeltsin reported; scenes shown of Yeltsin and Zyuganov.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) United States Congressman Bill Richardson's planed trip to North Korea featured. [RICHARDSON - says he wants to try to talk peace to the North Koreans. [National Security advisor Tony LAKE - talks about the Clinton administration's policy toward North Korea and other countries.]
(Studio: Bob Lorenz) Various games shown and scores updated.
(Studio: Richard Blystone) Report introduced.
(Chicago: Lisa Price) The exhibit of spiders at Chicago's Field Museum featured; scenes shown of tarantulas and other spiders. [ONLOOKERS, United States Fish and Wildlife Svc. Lydia HANDY, spider breeder Bryant CAPIZ, spider curator Petre SIERWALD - comment on the spiders.]