This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.
(Jerusalem: Jerrold Kessel) The aftermath of the suicide bombing in a Jerusalem marketplace featured; scenes shown of those wounded in the attack by the military wing of Hamas. [Palestinian Authority president Yasir ARAFAT - reacts to the assault and hopes the peace process will continue.] [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NETANYAHU - calls for action against the terrorists and their leaders.] The decision by United States envoy Dennis Ross to call off meetings with Arafat and Netanyahu noted. [Israeli political activist Chemi SHALEV - explains why the timing is bad for Arafat.] [Palestinian political activist Ghassan KHATIB - comments.] The declaration of a state of emergency by the Palestinians noted.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff; Jerusalem: Jerrold Kessel) The difficulties of defending against a suicide terrorist attack like this one in Jerusalem discussed.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) International condemnation of the attack noted. [President CLINTON - calls the bombing a barbarous act.]
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Announcement by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright that the 10-year restriction on United States travel in Lebanon will be lifted reported.
(Beirut: Brent Sadler) Interview held with Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri about the end of the travel ban. [HARIRI - says Lebanon is no longer a dangerous place; outlines the difficulties caused by the United States travel ban; comments on Albright's statements; reacts to the bomb attack in Jerusalem and its impact on the regional peace process; outlines Lebanon's policy on terrorism.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Rejection by Hani al-Sayegh of a plea agreement to cooperate with United States investigators on the 1996 bombing at the Al Khobar towers in Saudi Arabia reported; courtroom sketches shown. (Artist: Dana Verkouteren)
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Charges by the chairman of the Senate campaign finance hearings that the White House delayed releasing critical documents reported. [Senator Fred THOMPSON - accuses the White House of "delaying and spinning."] The issue of White House visits by "Mr. Wu," who is believed to have funneled money to the Democrats, reviewed.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) The burial by a landslide of people at two resort lodges in Australia reported. [Channel 9's Simon BOUDA - describes the rescue operations at the lodges.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The aftermath of the suicide bombing in a Jerusalem marketplace introduced; scenes shown of those wounded in the attack by the military wing of Hamas.
(White House: Wolf Blitzer) The reaction of the United States to the bombings that threaten the Middle East peace process featured. [President CLINTON - calls for concrete efforts by the Palestinian Authority to increase security operations.] [White House press secretary Michael McCURRY - explains the timing of the terrorism.] [Israeli ambassador to the US Eliahu BEN-ELISSAR - blames Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat for not cracking down on Hamas.] [CLINTON - denies that he has not been personally involved.] [Former United States assistant Secretary of State Patrick MURPHY - assesses the United States role in the peace process.]
(New York: Sean Callebs) The business report presented: Stock Market Report, treasury bond figures, agreement by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to sell its stake in Northwest Airlines back to the carrier and the Florida grand jury indictment of executives for Columbia/HCA on charges of filing false claims.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) The record-setting drought in North Korea that is making the famine worse noted.
(No location given: Dan Ronan) The decision by the closed society of North Korea to open up to the world because of the famine situation featured. [Former United States ambassador to South Korea Donald GREGG - comments on conditions in North Korea and the need for investment by South Korea and the opening of new relationships; says President Jimmy Carter's meetings with North Korean ledaer Kim Il Sung started a new relationship with the US.]
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The recent two-day visit by former Senator Sam Nunn and former ambassador James Lainey to North Korea recalled. [NUNN - describes the situation in a Pyongyang--now a city without energy; says North Korea must make structural changes and the nation is desperate enough to consider changing their system; shows satellite reconnaissance photos from 1986 and 1996 that shows the huge growth in the South while lights in the North have gone out; suggests that North Korea will have to change its militaristic outlook beginning with four-way peace talks with South Korea, China and the US, that the leadership feels isolated and cornered and that the US needs to provide economic aid for the famine-stricken nation.]
(Studio: Terry Baddoo) The second round of the du Maurier Open tennis tournament and announcement that aging boxer Larry Holmes wants one last fight with George Foreman reported; tennis shown.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The discovery by a Navy-backed research expedition of underwater artifacts from ancient Rome reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Decision by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) that astronaut Wendy Lawrence is too short to work on the Russian space station Mir reported.
(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The herding of the wild ponies of Chincoteague, Virginia, for the annual auction shown.