This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The direct election of Russian President Boris Yeltsin in June of 1991 and the beginning of Russian capitalism recalled.
(Moscow: Eileen O'Connor) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Claire Shipman) Election campaigning on Soviet Day featured; scenes shown of the Independence Day rallies, concert and campaign marches by supporters of Yeltsin and Communist candidate Gennadi Zyuganov. [Three RUSSIANS - (thru translator) comment.] [Yeltsin political advisor Georgi SATAROV (thru translator) says Yeltsin needs a convincing victory.]
(Moscow: Eileen O'Connor) The third part of the reporter's "Across Russia" series introduced.
(Barnaul, Russia: Siobhan Darrow) The view from the western Siberia town of Barnaul featured; scenes shown from a mink farm, an old-fashioned rural farm, a floundering textile factory, where there is a stubborn resistance to reform. [Regional Parliament member Alexander SURIKOV - (thru translator) indicates the current social collapse.] [Auto repair shop owner Grigory OLIYEVSKI - (thru translator) worries about a return of communism.]
(Moscow: Eileen O'Connor) [Note: audio problems.]
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Plans to hold parliamentary elections on Sunday in the Russian breakaway republic of Chechnya despite recommendations by separatists and Kremlin negotiators that the elections be postponed until the fall reported.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Ruling by a federal judges panel that the Communications Decency Act passed by Congress cannot be enforced on freedom of speech grounds examined; the decision on Internet indecency quoted.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Report introduced.
(State Department: Steve Hurst) Diplomatic moves taken by North Korea that are linked to its food crisis after floods wiped out the rice crop reviewed. [Representative Bill RICHARDSON - says the implication is that North Korea will respond to United States initiatives for peace talks with South Korea in return for food aid.] [World Class program Douglas COUTTS - says there will be a nutritional problem in North Korea.] [State Department spokesman Nicholas BURNS - affirms that there should be a peace agreement for the Korean peninsula.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The departure of the last juvenile from the Freemen camp in Montana and the signs that the 80-day-siege could soon be over reported; scenes shown from Brusett, MT.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) President Clinton shown touring the remains of a burned-out black church in Greeleyville, SC. Clinton's pledge of government help in investigating the black church arson across the South noted.
(Moscow: Eileen O'Connor) The view of Russian President Boris Yeltsin held by his political opponents and disenchanted former supporters examined; scenes shown from the campaign trail. [Former Soviet President Mikhail GORBACHEV - (thru translator) criticizes Yeltsin's so-called democratic reforms.] [YELTSIN - (thru translator) campaigns against Stalinist extremists.] [Human rights activist Sergei KOVALYEV, former Politburo member Alexander YAKOVLEV - (thru translator) talk about Russia's democracy.]
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Speeches by United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali and former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto at the UN urban conference in Istanbul, Turkey, noted.
(Istanbul: Peter Humi) The journey for the nomadic African Masai tribe featured; scenes shown from the Kenya-Tanzania border, where the Masai women are still the traditional house builders. [Intermediate Technologies Sharon LOOREMETTA - comments.]
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Statement from Secretary of Defense William Perry about conditions under which United States troops in Bosnia would stay longer than planned reported.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.
(Atlanta: Rhonda Rowland) Preliminary research findings on a male contraceptive examined. [Veterans Administration Medical Center in Seattle Dr. William BREMMER - comments on the studies of a male pill and other options.] [Research participants Darwin HUGHES, Dave GRAYSON - agree that men should share the responsibility for contraception.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.
(New York: Gary Tuchman) The fate of Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott, who will likely be out of baseball for comments unbecoming to the sport, updated. [Atlanta Braves chairman of the board Bill BARTHOLOMAY - offers vague comments on the Schott issue.]
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) The elections in Bangladesh reported; scenes shown of balloting in Dhaka.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) India's new Prime Minister, Deve Gowda, reported taking his place at the head of a coalition government; Gowda shown.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Court ruling in Ireland upholding a law allowing divorce in the predominantly Catholic country reported.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) The confirmation of former United States Senator George Mitchell as chairman of the Northern Ireland all-party peace talks over the objections of two pro-Protestant groups reported. [Democratic Unionist Party Reverend Ian PAISLEY, Social Democratic Labour Party John HUME - comment on the controversy at the talks.] The exclusion of Sinn Fein from the talks because the IRA (Irish Republican Army) will not pledge a cease-fire noted.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Interview held with Ireland's President Mary Robinson about Northern Ireland and the UN. [ROBINSON - outlines the three relationships that have to be dealt with in settling the problems in Northern Ireland; explains that the peace process is a moving one and that the United States has offered practical help in that process; defends the choice of Mitchell as chairman of the talks; talks about the UN, while denying rumors that she has been approached about becoming Secretary General.]
(Studio: Fred Hickman) Rain at the United States Open Golf course and tonight's basketball playoff game between the Chicago Bulls and the Seattle Supersonics reported; scenes shown of the water-logged course.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The announcement of a fragrance named for basketball star Michael Jordan reported.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) The reign of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II said now surpassing that of her Tudor predecessor Elizabeth I; film shown from her coronation in 1952.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) New astronomy data out of Edinburgh University that may change the view of the age of the universe and supports the "big bang" theory of creation outlined.