This program is 28 minutes long
(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) Key developments in Persian Gulf crisis listed. Report introduced.
(Kennebunkport, ME: John Cochran) President Bush reported expected to call up military reservists; scenes shown of reservists preparing. [Idaho Air National Guard Lieutenant Colonel J. David MERRIS and Sergeant Bret WAKELEE - comment.] White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater quoted regarding limits on those called up. [US Air Force Colonel James SEHORN, reservist surgeon Paul MEYER - comment.] Scenes shown from last two mobilizations, Vietnam war in 1968 and postal strike in 1970 and from Navy reservist's emergency wedding. [Representative Les ASPIN - comments.] Pentagon reported ordering civilian airlines to provide passenger jets.
(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) Under new orders, United States Navy reported stopping two Iraqi ships in Persian Gulf that happened to be empty. Report introduced.
(Amman, Jordan: Garrick Utley) Naval blockade examined; details illustrated on screen; United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar noted criticizing embargo; scenes shown from port of Aqaba, Jordan; results of blockade on Jordan economy detailed. [Shipping executive Issan KAWAR - comments.] Sea traffic reported tracked by US intelligence and by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) naval headquarters in Britain; Britain noted only other nation willing to intercept shipping; Jordan's King Hussein mentioned. [Jordanian Crown Prince HASSAN - (thru translator) comments.] Blockade's success considered.
(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) Size and scope of United States military buildup examined; scenes shown of 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and of field hospital. [SOLDIER - says they lose track of current events.] [US Army Colonel Lee NEAL - comments on chemical weapons threat.] [US Air Force Colonel John McBROOM - says air battle will be short.] Arab contingent mentioned.
(Studio: Jane Pauley) Nine foreigners, including Americans, reported escaping from Kuwait to Saudi Arabia by wearing Arab costumes and racing past guards. Report introduced.
(State Department: John Dancy) Iraq reported moving Americans from hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, to an undisclosed location, possibly Al-Mansour Melia Hotel where British citizens held; many Americans in Kuwait City, Kuwait, reported ignoring Iraqi government order to assemble at a hotel and instead are taking refuge in American embassy. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - comments.] [British foreign secretary Douglas HURD - comments on Iraqi intent.] American ambassador to Kuwait Nathaniel Howell's cable warning to State Department quoted on screen. UN Security Council reported moving to help foreigners. [UN ambassador Thomas PICKERING - comments.] Fear that Americans were put near military installations as safeguards against attacks examined.
(Studio: Jane Pauley) Pentagon reported saying Iraqi forces continue building in Kuwait. Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Fred Francis) American military preparation examined; scenes shown from Morehead City, North Carolina. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell reported visiting departing troops. [POWELL - talks to soldiers.] [US Navy Rear Admiral Steve CLAREY - describes strategy.] Pentagon reported announcing heavy tank units from Fort Hood, Texas, will go to Saudi Arabia.
(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) Pro-Iraqi Palestinian demonstration in Jerusalem and anti-Egyptian, anti-Syrian demonstration in West Bank mentioned. Report introduced.
(Cairo: Mike Boettcher) Vast difference between haves and have-nots in Arab world and heroic image of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein examined. [Two PALESTINIANS - (thru translator) compliment Hussein.] Muslim clerics noted struggling to keep allegiance of poor. [SHEIK (named) - criticizes Hussein.] [EGYPTIAN - talks about enlisting in Kuwaiti liberation army.]
(Studio: Jane Pauley) Report introduced.
(Pasadena, California: George Lewis) Magellan space craft, in orbit around Venus, reported having trouble communicating with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) scientists; details given of mission; scenes shown from May 4, 1989, launch aboard space shuttle Atlantis and of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) animation. [Magellan project manager Anthony SPEAR - comments.] [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesman George ALEXANDER - says signal re-acquired.]
(Studio: Jane Pauley) West Germany reported arresting people charged with supplying poison gas manufacturing equipment to Iraq.
(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) Cultural challenges to United States military women in Saudi Arabia, a conservative Islamic country, featured. [Female SOLDIER - comments.]