This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.
(Jerusalem: Jerrold Kessel) Agreement of Israeli and Palestinians to resume the peace process featured; details given of the issues to be discussed. [Senior Palestinian negotiator Nabil SHAATH - comments.] The taking shape of a real new United States initiative to revive the peace talks noted.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Later interview with the United Nations Palestinian observer and the Israeli ambassador to the United States about the restarting of Middle East peace talks noted.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Statement from Cambodia King Norodom Sihanouk that he will not recognize the naming of a new co-prime minister to replace Prince Norodom Ranariddh, who was ousted by co-premier Hun Sen, reported. The recent trial of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot reviewed.
(Phnom Penh, Cambodia: John Raedler) Cambodian sculptor Eam Chann, who survived the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror two decades ago, profiled; scenes shown from Phnom Penh, including Eam Chann's cell, where he was tortured for 26 days, then allowed to live to sculpt statues of the despot. [EAM CHANN - (thru translator) describes his imprisonment until 1979.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) State Department opposition to show trials like that of Pol Pot noted.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) The continued flooding in Germany and Poland from the Oder River updated; scenes shown from Aurith, Germany and Slubice, Poland.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Request from Air Force Chief of Staff General Ronald Fogleman for early retirement because of Pentagon criticism of security at military barracks in Saudi Arabia that were bombed reported.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Audiotape of the 911 call from the cook of Gianni Versace about his being shot played. The planned cremation of the body of Versace's killer Andrew Cunanan noted.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) FBI report on the questioning of security guard Richard Jewell about last year's Olympic Park Bombing in Atlanta noted. [FBI director Louis FREEH - talks about the way investigators questioned Jewell.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Announcement by Massachusetts Governor William Weld that he will resign to pursue the nomination as ambassador of Mexico reported. [WELD - says Mexico is of critical importance to the US.]
(Las Vegas: John King) The opposition of Senator Jesse Helms to Weld's nomination examined. [WELD - comments on politics.] [President CLINTON - speaks about Weld.] Statement from Senate Foreign Relations Committee spokesman Marc Thiessen about Weld's resignation quoted. [Majority leader Senator Trent LOTT - criticizes Weld for attacking Helms.]
(Studio: Flip Spiceland) Weather forecasts for the United States and Europe presented; weather maps shown.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) The robot built by Honda Motor Corporation of Japan shown.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.
(San Francisco: Don Knapp) New approaches to the educational use of computers brought by high-tech women examined; classroom scenes shown. [Tenth Planet Explorations, Incorporated, Cheryl VEDOE - cites the need for computer software.] The growing pool of top-level women in technology noted. [Mayfield Fund Venture Capital Wende HUTTON - talks about women in high-tech industry.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) Request from Air Force Chief of Staff General Ronald Fogleman for early retirement because of Pentagon criticism of security at the military barracks in Saudi Arabia that were bombed examined; scenes shown from the bombed-out Khobar complex. [Earlier, FOGLEMAN - testifies about the Lieutenant Kelly Flinn case.] The factors behind Fogleman's decision and his relationship with Secretary of Defense William Cohen reviewed. [Senator Arlen SPECTER - says precautions should have been taken in Saudi Arabia.]
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) The crises in Peru that have send the popularity of President Alberto Fujimori to an all-time low briefly reviewed.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) United States criticism of the drug trade in Burma reported; scenes shown of Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at an Association of Southeast Asian Nations conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Report introduced.
(Mexico City: Harris Whitbeck) The implication of the Mexican military in drug trafficking examined; details recalled of the February arrest of General Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo for receiving payoffs from drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes and from new documents linking the military to the drug industry. [Military affairs analyst Javier IBARROLA - (thru translator) wonders why the documents were released to the press.] [Congressman Tonatiuh BRAVO - (thru translator) talks about cleansing the armed forces.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The incorporation of a bullfight into an operatic production in Spain reported; scenes shown.
(New York: Myron Kandel) The business report presented: Stock Market Report, drop in three computer stocks, treasury bond figures and the changes in Donna Karan's fashion business.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Interview held with Eliahu Ben-Elissar, Israeli ambassador to the United States and Nasser Al-Kidwa, the permanent observer of Palestinian to the UN, about the peace process in the Middle East. [Alabama- KIDWA - outlines the problems that could delay the resumption of the negotiations; points out the need for the cessation of Israeli housing construction in east Jerusalem; outlines the Palestinian approach to negotiations.] [BEN-ELISSAR - says Israel is ready to negotiate with the Palestinians on all subjects; opposes the use of violence and terrorism to promote diplomacy; comments on Israeli and Palestinian aspirations and the need to compromise.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Visitors shown at the casket of the late Supreme Court Justice William Brennan.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) The return of the Paris, France, police bicycle patrol shown.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) The annual motorcycle festival in Russia shown.