This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Gene Randall) The fighting in Grozny, Chechnya, updated.
(Moscow: Steve Harrigan) The close-range fighting between the Russian army and the Chechen rebels in Grozny featured; scenes shown. [Political analyst Andrei PIORKOWSKI, military analyst Pavel FELGENHAUER - say nobody can even say what victory would be.]
(Studio: Gene Randall) Speculation over the assassination of Serbian warlord Arkan (Zeljko Raznatovic), who was gunned down in a Belgrade hotel, reported.
(Belgrade: Alessio Vinci) Arkan's funeral featured; scenes shown from Belgrade; details given of his indictment for war crimes during the Balkan wars. [Serbian volunteer guard Svetozar PEJOVIC, Serbian Unity Party Borislav PELEVIC - (thru translator) praise Arkan.] [Former Arkan FIGHTER - says don't ask who killed Arkan.]
(Studio: Gene Randall) Early analysis of the cause of the failure of the test of a new missile defense system reported; scenes shown of the test at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on Tuesday. [State Department spokesman James RUBIN - comments on the complexity.]
(Studio: David Ensor) The likelihood that President Clinton will keep the missile defense system on track despite opposition from Russia and China reported; animated diagram shown. [Military analyst Ruslan PUKHOV - says Russia and China will try to "broke the system."] [Senator Thad COCHRAN - says the United States should modernize the 1970s treaty.]
(Studio: Gene Randall) The formal criminal charges against former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reported.
(Studio: Gene Randall) Speech at the United Nations by former South African President Nelson Mandela noted.
(UN: Richard Roth) The central African tinderbox of Burundi featured; details given of the refugee crisis. [UN Secretary General Kofi ANNAN - says we are on the edge of a humanitarian catastrophe.] [At the UN, Burundi mediator MANDELA, French ambassador to United Nations Alain DEJAMMET (thru translator), British ambassador to United Nations Jeremy GREENSTOCK, Burundi foreign minister Severin NTAHOMVUKIYE (thru translator) - comment on the Burundi problem.] [US ambassador to the United Nations Richard HOLBROOKE - comments on the UN discussion about refugee camps.]
(Studio: Gene Randall) The evacuation of tourists from the island of Lombok, Indonesia, due to days of religious mob violence reported; scenes shown of damages. [Indonesia President Abdurrahman WAHID - comments on the situation.]
(Studio: Gene Randall) British government's plans to reform the mainly Protestant police force in Northern Ireland reported; tenets outlined on screen.
(Studio: Gene Randall) The lawsuit filed by American relatives of six- year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez challenging the government's plan to send Elian back to Cuba; pressure on the Indian government to grant asylum to the Tibetan Buddhist monk who fled China; Cambodia's jailing of former Khmer Rouge commander Colonel Shuk Rin; Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat's planned talks with President Clinton about Middle East peace and the death of actress Hedy Lamarr reported.
The return of Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat to Hebron, on the West Bank, on January 19, 1997 recalled; scenes shown of Arafat speaking to the crowd of Palestinians. [Jerusalem bureau chief Walter RODGERS - describes Arafat's return to Hebron.]
(Studio: Gene Randall) Report introduced.
(Palo Alto, California: Don Knapp) A program to get seniors on the Internet featured; scenes shown from Palo Alto, California, where the elderly in a nursing home are being talk about e-mail and how to surf the Internet. [Web surfer Pauline ALLEN, geriatrics expert David LANSDALE, web surfer Mary HARVEY, Internet instructor Ruth HYMAN, Internet user Dixon MOOREHOUSE - comment on learning.]
(Studio: Gene Randall) Report introduced.
(Washington: Nick Charles) The announcement that Michael Jordan will become part owner of the Washington Wizards basketball team featured. [At press conference, JORDAN - talks about his plans to make the team a successful one.] The psychological lift for the Wizards with Jordan's appointment discussed.