This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Garrick Utley) More aftershocks to earthquakes in Iran reported.
(Gillan Province, Iran: Arthur Kent) Aftermath of earthquake featured; scenes shown from Gillan Province, Iran; details given of how government of Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani is controlling relief help from the outside and mobilizing efforts inside the country. Scenes shown of more bodies being recovered from debris.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Crisis in Canada due to the clash of cultures between province of Quebec, Canada, and rest of the nation examined; details given of recent history of this French-speaking province.
(Toronto: Henry Champ) Staggering blow to Prime Minister Brian Mulroney due to failure of efforts to give Quebec special constitutional status featured. [MULRONEY - makes speech.] [WOMAN - says she feels very sad.] Growing nationalism in Quebec reviewed; scenes shown of protests. Quebec premier Robert Bourassa noted appointing committee to study Quebec's options. Issues of language and culture in Quebec further assessed.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Launching of Titan III rocket to deploy a privately owned communications satellite reported; scenes shown from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Upcoming meeting of Soviet Communist party noted.
(Moscow: Bob Abernethy) Plans for Mikhail Gorbachev to hold on to both presidency and head of Communist party in USSR featured; scenes shown from meeting. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says situation should be preserved as is.] Suggestion by Yegor Ligachev and others that he quit as party secretary noted. [Two DELEGATES - comment on Gorbachev's roles.] Election of Ivan Polozkov, conservative critic of Gorbachev's policies, as general secretary of Russian Communist party reported.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Israelis reported sinking Palestinian gunboat off coast of Lebanon. President Bush's recent decision to break off talks with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) because of similar incident recalled.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Visit by Nelson Mandela to John F. Kennedy Library in Boston reported; scenes shown from ceremonies; Senator Edward Kennedy mentioned. [MANDELA - says he is now an honorary Irishman.]
(Boston: Brad Willis) South African teenager Ndabi Mobuza profiled; scenes shown from Boston of her receiving therapy for paralyzing injuries received when South African commandos shot her in Botswana. [MOBUZA - comments.] Her failure to meet Mandela during his visit explained. [MOBUZA - talks about Mandela.]
(Studio: Garrick Utley) AIDS death statistics outlined on screen.
(San Francisco: Robert Bazell) Cost of AIDS research examined; scenes shown of march of AIDS activists joined by research scientists at AIDS conference in San Francisco. [Former WHO AIDS director Jonathan MANN - says it is a volatile epidemic that might be contained if there is enough financial investments.] [National Insts. of Health Dr. Anthony FAUCI - explains why AIDS funding is not being wasted.] Spinoffs from AIDS research cited. [Alliance for Aging Research Dan PERRY - says medical research in general needs higher priority.] AIDS research progress reviewed.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(Des Moines: Lisa Myers) Visit to Iowa of recently elected black governor of Virginia L. Douglas Wilder featured; scenes shown of his campaign swing almost two years before the '92 caucus. [Don AVENSON, WILDER - comment.] [WILDER - makes speech about the "new mainstream."] [Howard University Ron WALTERS - talks about Wilder.] Wilder as an alternative to Jesse Jackson for Democratic party explained. [Paul MASLIN - comments.] Wilder's future as a presidential or vice presidential candidate reviewed. [WILDER - speculates on a black as president.]
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Ballet dancer Edward Valella's last performance featured; scenes shown of his recent performance of Jerome Robbin's "Water Mill." [VALELLA - talks about the dance and his life.] Valella's background reviewed; photos shown.