This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The sentencing of James McDougal for his role in the Whitewater land deal in Arkansas reported; details given of the prisons sentence and fins. [McDOUGAL - defends his position.] [Independent counsel Kenneth STARR - says McDougal has assisted us.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Probability that Attorney General Janet Reno will decide not to name an independent counsel to investigate Democratic campaign finance and the charges by Republicans that Reno has a conflict of interest reported.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.
(Kinshasa: Mike Hanna) The civil war in Zaire featured; scenes shown from Kinshasa, where there was a one-day strike called for by the opposition to the government of President Mobutu Sese Seko. [Zairian information minister Kin-Kiey Ngingi MPANZA - (thru translator) criticizes the media coverage.] The likelihood that the peace talks being held in South Africa will reconvene noted.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Arrival of troops in a European security mission in Albania reported; ship shown carrying Italian soldiers.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Voting in Croatia's last Serb-held enclave of eastern Slavonia reported.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report that the United States will send food aid to North Korea, which is trying to stave off famine, while the North Koreans will likely rejoin talks to formally end the Korean War outlined.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.
(Aberdeen, MD: Jamie McIntyre) The military trial of S/sergeant Delmar Simpson on charges of raping female trainees at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, featured; courtroom sketches shown while the testimony of two women that Simpson raped them is reviewed and quoted. [Hartford County, MD, NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Janie GRANT - says the Army is manufacturing a case.] (Artist: Peggy Gage)
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) President Clinton said planning to send envoy Dennis Ross back to the Middle East to try to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians; scenes shown from Cairo, Egypt, where Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak about getting the peace process back on track.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.
(Cairo: Gayle Young) The fast-growing religion of Islam examined; scenes shown from Suez, Egypt, where devout Muslims are planning to make the pilgrimage (called the Haj) to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. [Pilgrim Hussein Suleiman HUSSEIN - (thru translator) comments on the trip.] The five duties required in Islam outlined: belief in one god, daily prayer, charity, fasting and making the Haj. [Al-Azhar University Sheikh Sayid TANTAWI (thru translator), American University-Cairo Waleed KAZZIHA - describe the nature of the Islam religion.] The trend toward Islamic fundamentalism and its impact on the West noted.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Moves by President Clinton to end deplorable conditions in the sweatshops of the garment industry reported. [CLINTON - talks about the agreement aimed at ending sweatshop conditions for apparel workers.]
(Studio: Flip Spiceland) Weather forecasts for the United States and Europe presented; weather maps shown.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The status of the flight of pilot Linda Finch, who is retracing the route of the last journey of Amelia Earhart in 1937, reported; map shown of the flight. [Voice of FINCH - describes flying conditions.] Finch's takeoff from Oakland, California, on March 17 shown.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) A trip to White Sands National Monument in New Mexico to track the Hale-Bopp comet featured; scenes shown of comet co- discoverers Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp and other comet enthusiasts watching the comet. [HALE and BOPP - answer questions.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) News that Attorney General Janet Reno has decided not to name an independent counsel to investigate Democratic campaign finance reported.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Evidence in documents released by the Democratic National Committee that Asian-Americans were targeted by Democratic campaign fund raisers reported.
(Washington: Brooks Jackson) The money trail in the DNC documents examined; details given of the DNC request for high-level jobs for fund raisers such as John Huang, Thomas Siebert and Molly Raiser.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.
(Capitol Hill: Candy Crowley) Report that Attorney General Janet Reno has decided not to name an independent counsel to investigate Democratic campaign finance presented; details given of her reasoning that there is no evidence linking President Clinton's staff to crimes and that there is no conflict of interest.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Release by the White House of documents naming people invited to ride on Air Force One with President Clinton or Vice President Al Gore cited.
(New York: Myron Kandel) The business report presented: Stock Market Report, treasury bond figures, agreement by the European Union to set aside claims against the United States Helms-Burton Act, which penalizes companies doing business in Cuba. [First Boston beverage analyst Martin ROMM - talks about the industry.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Film of the evacuation of the United States embassy in Saigon, South Vietnam in 1975 shown. Interview held with Douglas "Pete" Peterson, a former American prisoners of war in Vietnam, who has been designated as ambassador to Vietnam. [PETERSON - says he learned lessons from his POW experience; hopes to bridge relations between the United States and Vietnam; lists his priorities in dealing with Vietnam: the MIA/POW issue and economic normalization; asserts that Vietnam is cooperating on the MIA/POW search; gives his views on the Vietnam War.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The 50th anniversary of the breaking of baseball's color barrier by Jackie Robinson introduced; film shown of the United States in 1947, when Robinson integrated baseball. [From Brooklyn, NYC, old-timers Richard MINOTT, Art SALZ, Joe LAURICE, Pauline SCHENCK, Stan STRULL - remember Robinson and his era.]