This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) President Clinton shown signing the UN's nuclear test ban treaty.
(Washington: Ralph Begleiter) The nuclear test ban treaty featured; tenets of the treaty outlined on screen; details given of India's refusal to sign it. [Arms Control and Disarmament Agency John HOLUM - says it is unlikely any nation will test.] [National Security Council Robert BELL - says nuclear deterrent forces will be maintained.] The establishment of a worldwide monitoring system to detect any test explosions noted.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.
(UN: Richard Roth) The issues of the United States opposition to a second term for UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali and of United States debts to the United Nations reported; scenes shown of Clinton with the Secretary General today.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The issue of the expansion of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) towards the East, despite the opposition from Russia, and a statement from Secretary of Defense William Perry that it is too early to discuss the future of NATO peacekeeping operations in Bosnia reported.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Jackie Shymanski) The decision being made as to whether Russian President Boris Yeltsin is medically fit for heart bypass surgery examined; scenes shown of a meeting of physicians. [Presidential spokesman Sergei YASTRHEMBSKY - (thru translator) comments on the doctors' meeting for the operation.]
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The investigation of problems during the liftoff of the space shuttle Atlantis on September 16 reported; scenes shown to indicate solid rocket nozzle damage.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's European tour designed to gain support for the Middle East peace process reported; scenes shown of him with British Prime Minister John Major.
(Jerusalem: Walter Rodgers) Protest by Palestinians against Israeli's decision to open a controversial archaeological site along the Jerusalem mosque compound featured; scenes shown of the Muslim demonstration, of the newly opened tunnel and of clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron, where Palestinians protested the delay in troop deployment. [Palestinian Authority president Yasir ARAFAT - calls it a crime against our religion.] [Jerusalem Mayor Ehud OLMERT - defends the tunnel opening.] [Palestinian Council member Hanan ASHRAWI - comments.] The souring of Israeli- Palestinian relations since Netanyahu took office noted. Statements from two prominent Egyptians about Israel's actions quoted. [Political analyst Ehud YAARI - talks about the darkening climate in the region.]
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The debate in Germany over the chemical castration of child sex offenders in response to the kidnapping/murder of a Bavarian girl reported.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Further arrests in the child sex scandal case in Belgium reported.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Protests in Bosnia's recent elections due to irregularities reported.
(Studio: Flip Spiceland) Weather forecasts for the United States and Europe presented; weather maps shown.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Judge's ruling that John du Pont is not competent to stand trial for the murder of an Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz, who lived on Du Pont's estate, reported.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Announcement by presidential candidate Bob Dole that he would change his stance on a provision in the immigration bill so that legislation can get passed reported.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Call from South Korea for the renewal of war games with the United States in response to last week's incursion by North Korea reported; scenes shown of protests in Kangyung on Monday and of the submarine that ran aground last week.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Signing of a cease-fire by rival factions in Liberia so that relief workers can reach trapped civilians reported.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The background of "God Bless Africa," the official hymn of the African National Congress (ANC) since 1912, which has been incorporated into the national anthems of South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania, noted.
(Johannesburg: Mike Hanna) The honoring of the hymn's composer Enoch Sontonga 90 years after his death featured; scenes shown from Johannesburg. [South African President Nelson MANDELA - reads speech about the national anthem.] [Truth and Reconciliation Commission Archbishop Desmond TUTU - says we must face our ghastly past.] [Actor John KANI - honors Santonga.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Meeting of physicians to consider heart surgery for Russian President Boris Yeltsin recapped.
(Moscow: Eileen O'Connor) The political future for Russia due to Yeltsin's health problems examined. [Communist Party leader Gennady ZYUGANOV - (thru translator) says Russia was deceived.] [Former Yeltsin spokesman Pavel VOSCHANOV - (thru translator) says the inner circle persuaded Yeltsin to run against the Communists.] [Journalist Alexander MINKIN - (thru translator) talks about Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin as a successor.]
(New York: Jody Davis) The business report presented: the federal Reserve Board's decision to leave interest rates alone, treasury bond figures, Stock Market Report. [First Chicago/NBD Capital Markets managing director Dana JOHNSON - talk about the Fed's decision.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Interview held about the nuclear test ban treaty with Brookings Institution's John Steinbruner. [STEINBRUNER - says the treaty is a keystone in preventing nuclear proliferation; points out that domestic politics is behind India's opposition to the treaty; explains why nuclear weapons just cannot be banned and what the term "rogue states" and what the escape clause in the treaty mean; indicates that the treaty could not have been completed without the end of the Cold War.]
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) German court's ruling that Peter Graf, father of tennis star Steffi Graf, must stay in prison while undergoing trial for tax evasion reported.
(Studio: Fred Hickman) Announcement by Japanese tennis player Kimiko Date that she will retire, the results from UEFA Cup soccer matches and the injury to pro football player Dan Marino reported; soccer scenes shown. [DATE - cites her injuries.]
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Jury selection in the civil lawsuit brought against O.J. Simpson by the families of the victims reported.
(California: Roger Cossack) The views of two jurors being examined about their opinions about the first Simpson trial, Simpson's mood and how this wrongful death civil trial is different from the criminal trial recounted and discussed.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Britain's Princess Diana shown at a breakfast breast cancer fund-raiser that was held at the White House. [First Lady Hillary CLINTON - jokes about this British invasion.]
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The publication in France of "Initials B.B.", the autobiography of film star Brigitte Bardot, reported; photos shown.