This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Bush's Thanksgiving visit with the troops in Saudi Arabia featured; Bush shown meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and shaking hands with soldiers. [In several speeches to troops, BUSH - says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is making the mistake of his life; calls for freeing hostages; says the mission is to get the invader out of Kuwait; adds that only United States can lead.] [Two SOLDIERS - comment on Bush's visit.] Positions of USSR and China on United Nations resolution authorizing use of force in Persian Gulf noted. [In interview with anchor, United States commander General H. Norman SCHWARZKOPF - talks about possibility of war and analyzes capabilities of Iraqi troops in Kuwait; recalls viewing Iraqi trucks in the desert.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(With the 101st Airborne: Rick Davis) 101st Airborne on patrol in Saudi Arabia featured; scenes shown of soldiers in the desert near the Kuwaiti border on Thanksgiving Day. [Sergeant Major Charles ROBINSON, 1st Sergeant Ellis DOYLE - offer views on Persian Gulf crisis.] [SOLDIER - reads letter aloud.]
(Studio: Faith Daniels) Britain's plans to send more troops to the Persian Gulf noted. Report introduced.
(London: Dennis Murphy) End of an era in Britain with resignation of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in name of Conservative party unity featured; scenes shown from London. [In House of Commons, Winston Churchill's GRANDSON, MAN, THATCHER - make comments back and forth.] Her successor said to be either foreign secretary Douglas Hurd, treasurer John Major or Michael Heseltine. [In streets, two LONDONERS - comment.] Her alliances with President Ronald Reagan and President Bush noted. [BUSH - praises Thatcher.]
(Studio: Faith Daniels) Comments about Thatcher's resignation from Reagan, French President Francois Mitterrand and spokesman for Iraqi President Saddam Hussein quoted.
(Studio: Faith Daniels) Report introduced.
(Miami: Noah Nelson) Role of Georgia Ayres in helping jailed nonviolent offenders in Dade County, Florida, get a fresh start featured; scenes shown of Ayres in halls of justice; details given of her work with program to help released criminals get counseling and a job. [AYRES - comments on working with prisoners.] Ayres shown delivering warrants in the streets of Miami.
(Studio: Faith Daniels) Thanksgiving for families of United States servicemen in the Saudi Arabian desert reported; scenes shown from Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
(Saint Louis: Ed Rabel) The makeup of the United States fighting force in the Persian Gulf examined; scenes shown of troops. [Two black SOLDIERS - comment.] [Military affairs specialist Charles MOSKOS - says America's affluent youth will not be out there.] [Representative Pat SCHROEDER - talks about who is fighting this war.] Military service as a way out of the black ghetto explained; scenes shown from Saint Louis. [Army's Andre LAY - cites reasons for joining.] [Lay's aunt Rosetta BEASLEY - comments.]
(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) Interview given with one American soldier stationed in Saudi Arabia and separated from his family; scenes shown of soldier in Saudi Arabia talking to his wife and four children in Emmett, ID. [Dan and Laura VOORHEES - exchange greetings and talk about their kids and Dan's job.]