This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.
(Jerusalem: Walter Rodgers) The out-of-control crisis in the Middle East with the Palestinian revolt featured; details given of the pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from Israeli hard-liners; scenes shown of gunfire exchanges at an outpost near Gaza, across the West Bank and of the wounded. [Palestinian Authority president Yasir ARAFAT - calls it a massacre.] [Wounded Palestinian DOCTOR - comments.] The incident in Nablus in which Palestinian security forces helped get trapped Israeli soldiers to safety detailed. The possibility of a meeting between Netanyahu and Arafat tomorrow in Cairo, Egypt, discussed.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Interviews held with former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres and Palestinian Council member Hanan Ashrawi. [PERES - says the opening of the tunnel in Jerusalem could have waited; indicates that Arafat has shown responsible leadership.] [ASHRAWI - says Israel has been systematically violating agreements about Jerusalem and other parts of the peace process.] [Netanyahu adviser David BAR-ILLAN - says the tunnel is just an excuse to renew the war against Israel.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Surprise statement from Syrian President Hafez al- Assad that Syria and Israel had reached an agreement on the Golan Heights presented. [On Evans and Novak, ASSAD - (thru translator) says agreement was reached on the withdrawal by Israel up to the 1967 lines in the Golan.] The United States diplomatic position on Assad's statements cited.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Live interview held with State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns about the violence in the Middle East. [BURNS - says no one saw the intensity of the violence in the Middle East coming; suggests that peace will not be achieved through confrontation, but through negotiations; comments on the Palestinian view that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stalled on the peace process.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.
(San Francisco: Ken Kashiwahara) The last words from Richard Alan Davis, who was sentenced to death for the kidnap/murder of Polly Klaas, featured; scenes shown from the courtroom, where the Klaas family protested the insinuations from Davis. [DAVIS - reads statement about Polly's last words.] [Outside court, Marc DAVIS - reacts to Davis's conduct.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report from Greenpeace that farmers are burning the rain forests to clear them reported.
(Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil: Marina Mirabella) The state of the rain forests examined; details given of satellite data figures that indicate further clearing of the lands in the Amazon region. [Brazil's National Institute for Space Research Thelma KRUG, Greenpeace Brazil Ruy de GOES - say deforestation is increasing.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Campaigning by presidential candidate Bob Dole against President Clinton's scare ads on Medicare reported; scenes shown of Dole in West Palm Beach, Florida and of Clinton signing a bill requiring a minimum two-day hospital stay for new mothers.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Failure of the Senate to overturn President Clinton's veto of a bill to ban partial-birth abortions reported.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Plans by the Green party to file suit so that their presidential nominee, Ralph Nader, may be included in the debates reported.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The violence in the Middle East recapped; scenes shown from Nablus. [President CLINTON - says the Israelis and Palestinians must resolve their differences to make progress on the peace.]
(Jerusalem: Jerrold Kessel) The bloody escalation of fighting featured; many vivid scenes shown from the Gaza Strip and West Bank of shooting, the wounded, stone throwing Palestinian protesters, tanks and helicopters. [Palestinian Legislative Council Ziad Abu ZIAD - worries about a vicious cycle of violence.] [Netanyahu adviser David BAR-ILLAN, Israeli analyst Chemi SHALEY - comment on the situation.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Statement from American cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey about the health of Russian President Boris Yeltsin reported. [DeBAKEY - describes Yeltsin's general physical condition.] Acknowledgement by Yeltsin's doctor that he went into the presidential campaign knowing he might need heart bypass surgery noted.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Accusation from a South Africa courtroom that Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated by a South African spy reported; scenes shown from the site of the 1986 shooting in Stockholm of Palme, who was an outspoken opponent of apartheid.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Permission from the NTSB for ValuJet airlines to begin flying again reported; scenes shown from the site of the May 11 crash in the Florida Everglades that led to the suspension of ValuJet flights.
(New York: Jody Davis) The business report presented: Stock Market Report, durable goods and treasury bond figures, drug stock top performers. [Charter Media chief equity analyst Robert WALBERG - talks about sales in the computer industry.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The aftermath of the elections in Bosnia outlined. Interview held with United Nations high representative to Bosnia Carl Bildt. [BILDT - says things are going fairly well after the elections, but it is a daunting task to get the enemies of yesterday working together; explains why the local elections are so important; says the IFOR mission will be concluded by December, but some sort of military force will be needed afterwards and that the United States would likely play a role then.]
(Studio: Fred Hickman) UEFA Cup soccer matches and the defeats of tennis players Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg at the Swiss Indoor tournament reported; scenes shown from the Red Star Belgrade-Kaiserslautern game and of the tennis.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The landing of the space shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center after its mission linking to the space station Mir reported; scenes shown of the landing and of astronaut Shannon Lucid, back from 188 days in space.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Animation shown of tonight's lunar eclipse.