This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Breaking news story introduced.
(Washington: Terry Frieden) Arrest in Arizona of 12 people charged with training to blow up government offices featured; what is known about this "Viper Militia" group that conspired to cause civil unrest outlined.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) The new euthanasia law in Australia outlined on screen.
(Sydney: Libby Wiener) The challenge to the right-to-die law examined; scenes shown. [Euthanasia campaigner Dr. Philip NITSCHKE, multiple sclerosis patient June BURNS, Australian deputy prime minister Tim FISCHER - talk about the issues.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Eileen O'Connor) The end of the run-off election campaign in Russia between President Boris Yeltsin and Communist challenger Gennadi Zyuganov noted.
(Moscow: Steve Hurst) The election issue of Yeltsin's health featured. [YELTSIN, ZYUGANOV - (thru translator) appeal to the voters.] [Russian Prime Minister Viktor CHERNOMYRDIN, Parliament member Stanislav GOVORUKHIN - (thru translator) comment on Yeltsin's health.] The latest poll figures quoted.
(Moscow: Eileen O'Connor; Studio: Bernard Shaw) The process that would go into effect if Yeltsin could not serve out his presidential term for health reasons discussed. "Across Russia" segment introduced.
(Saint Petersburg: Richard Blystone) The Russiancity of Kaliningrad, or, Saint Petersburg, which has embraced the influx of western culture, featured; scenes shown from across the city on the eve of the presidential election. [Hermitage Museum director Mikhail PIOTROVSKY - calls it a city of dreams.] The recent mayoral election in the city recalled. [Political analyst Brian WHITMORE - comments.]
(Moscow: Eileen O'Connor) Later segment on the mood of the voter noted.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Public appearance by Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic after he stated he had transferred his powers reported.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.
(The Hague: Patricia Kelly) The War Crimes Tribunal's investigation of the war crimes committed by Karadzic and General Ratko Mladic presented; scenes shown from the court in The Hague; video shown of Serb sniper attacks on Sarajevo. [Prosecution witness Tarik KUPUSOVIC - (thru translator) cites the number of victims in Sarajevo.] The next witnesses to come before the tribunal announced.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) New security measures in the military complex in Saudi Arabia, where a truck bomb exploded last week, reported; scenes shown of the bombed-out building.
(Washington: Ralph Begleiter) The reasons for the presence of United States military personnel in the Persian Gulf featured; details given of the importance of Saudi's oil to the industrialized world. [State Department spokesman Nicholas BURNS - calls it a vital national interest.] The United States troops' control of oil shipment through the Strait of Hormuz, the provision of stability in the region and the extent of US-Saudi weapons deals detailed.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Presidential candidate Bob Dole and his wife Elizabeth shown promoting the updated version of their joint autobiography "Unlimited Partners".
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The first response from Hillary Clinton to the book by retired FBI agent Gary Aldrich, which claimed she played a role in the hiring of White House personnel security chief Craig Livingstone, the central figure in the FBI files controversy, reported; scenes shown of the first lady in Bucharest, Romania.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Eileen O'Connor) The background to the run-off election campaign in Russia between President Boris Yeltsin and Communist challenger Gennadi Zyuganov, where the current focus is on Yeltsin's health, examined. [Former Gorbachev adviser Alexander YAKOVLEV - (thru translator) says totalitarianism is no more.] The appeal of Communism to those, such as the elderly, who feel left out of the reform process outlined. [National security adviser General Alexander LEBED - (thru translator) quotes Pushkin about rebellion.] The positive changes in the economy reviewed; video shown from Yeltsin's ad campaign.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Further developments in the story on the arrest in Arizona of 12 people charged with training with explosives to blow up government offices presented. [US attorney Janet NAPOLITANO - reads background material on the "Viper Militia."]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Campaign by the Center for Science in the Public Interest to reverse the government's approval of the fat substitute olestra reported. [Center for Science in the Public Interest Michael JACOBSON - cites the problems caused by olestra.]
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Criticism by the State Department of Iraq's plan to export oil and use the income to distribute food and medicine to the poor reported.
(New York: Valerie Morris) The business report presented: Stock Market Report, treasury bond figures, the naming again by "Forbes" magazine of software king Bill Gates as the world's richest man with Warren Buffett next.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) New worries about the health of Russian President Boris Yeltsin, who is in a run-off election with Communist challenger Gennadi Zyuganov, recapped. Interview held with former spokesman for Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev Sergei Grigorlev. [GRIGORLEV - address the issue of Yeltsin's health; analyzes the run-off election; states why he believes Yeltsin should succeed; suggests rising star national security adviser General Alexander Lebed should be viewed cautiously at this time.]
(Studio: Paul Crane) Victories by Englishman Tim Henman and Steffi Graf at the Wimbledon tennis tournament reported; other winners listed. [British Olympic gold medalist Linford CHRISTIE - announces he will take part in the Olympics.]
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Arrival of the multi-ethnic South Africa Olympics team in Atlanta shown. Defection of two members of the Cuban boxing team to the United States reported. The lone Palestinian Olympian, Majed Abu Marahil shown being honored in Gaza City.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The opening of practice for the United States Olympic basketball "dream team" reported; scenes shown from the workouts.