This program is 27 minutes long
(Amman, Jordan: Garrick Utley) First confrontations between United States Navy and Iraqi ships in Persian Gulf &Gulf of Oman reported.
(On board USS Eisenhower in the Red Sea: Andrea Mitchell) Audio report given on firing of warning shots by frigate USS Reid in the Gulf of Oman; details given of statements from Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, who is with the Navy in the Red Sea.
(Amman, Jordan: Garrick Utley) Reaction of Iraqi government to these incidents examined; details given of statement from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein that Iraq will use foreigners it holds to retaliate for naval actions and embargo on food supplies. Statement from an Iraqi ambassador that Westerners have been moved to military installations noted.
(Kennebunkport, ME: Jim Miklaszewski) Reaction of President Bush to events in Iraq and the Persian Gulf featured; scenes shown of Bush golfing and fishing in Kennebunkport, ME; details given from written statement expressing Bush's concerns about Iraqi food threat and holding of foreign nationals. [From Milwaukee, WI, Madhavarao MURIKIPUDI - expresses concern about wife and daughter who are stuck in Iraq.] [Center for Strategic and International Studies Robert KUPPERMAN - says public opinion could easily change.] [On golf course, BUSH - says he won't take questions while on vacation.] Bush's agenda reviewed.
(Pentagon: Jamie Gangel) Gearing up by Pentagon for Bush's order to activate the reserves reported; details given of preparations of reservists. [Fort Totten, New York, United States Army reserve Katie BROWN, 109th Air National Guard Colonel Douglas MURAY - say they are ready.] Crucial role of Army reserves outlined on screen.
(Amman, Jordan: Garrick Utley) Announcement by United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar that he is sending senior officials to Iraq to help get foreigners out of that country reported.
(New York: Mary Alice Williams) Funeral services for first American serviceman to die in Persian Gulf crisis reported; scenes shown from West Covina, California, services for Air Force Sergeant John Campisi, who died in accident in Saudi Arabia.
(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) Events in the Persian Gulf region updated; scenes shown of arrival of Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney to visit troops and reassure the Saudi Arabians. Map shown of deployment of Iraqi troops and defense systems in Kuwait. [In interview, Saudi Arabian foreign minister Prince SAUD al-Faisal - talks about Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and the need for international guarantees through United Nations for normalcy and legitimacy to return to the region.] Saudis' belief that Hussein is listening only to his fanatical advisers noted. [Saudi minister of oil Hisham NAZER - says OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) meeting is needed to stabilize the oil market; says American price increases is "panic pricing"; talks about "reciprocal security" with US.]
(Studio: Mary Alice Williams) Exchange between Iran and Iraq of prisoners of war reported; scenes shown; details given of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's plans to move forces from Iranian border to the Kuwait-Saudi border.
(Amman, Jordan: Garrick Utley) Refugees who are trying desperately to get out of Iraq before the borders close featured; scenes shown of refugees crossing border into Jordan. [MAN - says he lost everything.] [At hostel in Amman, Jordan, Philippines MAN - describes conditions.] [Anglican Church Reverend William TAYLOR - talks about enormous number of people who will come through.]
(Studio: Mary Alice Williams) Black-on-black fighting between tribal factions loyal to African National Congress (ANC) or the Zulus reported; scenes shown of violence in Soweto.
(Studio: Mary Alice Williams) Treatment of Republican national committee chairman Lee Atwater for a second brain tumor reported.
(Studio: Mary Alice Williams) Death of singer Pearl Bailey reported; scenes shown of her singing.
(Studio: Mary Alice Williams) Report introduced.
(Amman, Jordan: Garrick Utley) Options open to United States Navy in dealing with Iraqi ships in the Persian Gulf reviewed. Fact that no diplomatic initiatives are under way stated; position of Jordan's King Hussein as intermediary between Iraq and United States explained. American military buildup and mobilization of United States reserves reviewed.