This program is 28 minutes long
(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) Latest developments in Persian Gulf crisis listed. Report introduced.
(Kennebunkport: John Cochran) President Bush reported acknowledging that Americans detained in Iraq are hostages; scenes shown of Bush at Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Baltimore, Maryland. [BUSH - makes speech warning Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.] [Veterans Tom RYAN, Ernest GLYNN - express opinions.] NBC News-"Wall Street Journal" poll on American approval of United States forces in gulf, Bush's handling of conflict and Bush's taking vacation cited. [At North Kingston, Rhode Island, Republican party meeting, BUSH - defends partisan politicking during crisis.]
(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw; Kennebunkport: John Cochran) Chance of Bush ordering military action to free hostages analyzed. Phone call to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher mentioned.
(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Dallas: Jim Cummins) Concern by hostages' families featured; scenes shown from Jacksboro, Texas, home of Rainard Walterscheid. [First United Methodist Church Reverend John BAIN - offers prayer.] Marjorie Walterscheid quoted. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - comments on efforts to gain release.] [Relatives of hostages Cappy ANDERSON, Steve SABA, Virginia BAZNER - comment.]
(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) United Arab Emirates reported agreeing to allow presence of United States troops as part of Operation "Desert Shield"; scenes shown of Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney visiting Emirates. Report introduced. ...... (New York: Jane Pauley; Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) Preparedness of US troops examined.
(Studio: Jane Pauley) NBC News-"Wall Street Journal" poll results on American opinion of military action cited.
(Studio: Jane Pauley) Pentagon reported overwhelmed by reservists volunteering for active duty. Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Military buildup in Saudi Arabia detailed; scenes shown. NBC News-"Wall Street Journal" poll reported showing support for military action, but not to return Emir of Kuwait to power or at great economic cost; scenes shown from November 1979 hostage crisis.
(Studio: Jane Pauley) Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi reported condemning both Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and United States Navy blockade of Persian Gulf, but supporting economic sanctions on Iraq. Report introduced.
(Tehran: Tom Pettit) Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani reported trying to maintain neutrality as he supports United Nations sanctions against Iraq and condemns both Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and President Bush; scenes shown of people in Tehran, Iran, greeting prisoners of war returning from Iraq. [Two IRANIANS - express opinions of crisis.]
(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) 7th Marine Expeditionary Brigade featured; scenes shown from Saudi Arabia. [Three MARINES, Lieutenant Colonel Neil KURTH, Major General John HOPKINS, Lieutenant Colonel Jim MATTIS - comment on preparedness.]
(Studio: Jane Pauley) Report introduced.
(Washington: Robert Hager) Federal jury reported finding three former Northwest Airlines pilots, Norman Prouse, Robert Kirchner and Joseph Balzer guilty of flying while drunk from Fargo, North Dakota, to Minneapolis, Minnesota; evidence detailed; scenes shown from outside courthouse. [PROUSE - comments.] Sentencing guidelines noted. (Artist: Arthur Lien)
(Studio: Jane Pauley) Agriculture Department reported saying state welfare rolls increased last year; details given. NBC News-"Wall Street Journal" poll results on fears of recession and responsibility for gasoline price rise cited. "Stock Market Report". Gold prices mentioned.
(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) While publicly supporting United States military presence, Saudi Arabian leaders said concerned about long-term effects on culture; scenes shown illustrating conservative Moslem customs.