This program is 28 minutes long
(Moscow: Tom Brokaw) Helsinki, Finland, summit between Presidents Mikhail Gorbachev and Bush previewed; details given of economic problems in both countries; scenes shown of Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze returning from trip to Tokyo, Japan, where he said USSR is secretly talking to Iraq about hostages and from Gorbachev's meeting with Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) comments on need for United Nations peace-keeping force.] [Soviet foreign ministry Gennady GERASIMOV - talks about adding Soviet forces.] USSR noted withdrawing some military advisers from Iraq. [MUSCOVITE, Soviet commentator Boris NOTKIN - comment on Soviet peoples' concerns becoming more domestic.] Some American women and children trapped in Kuwait noted safe in Amman, Jordan; fate of those left behind noted. [Two AMERICANS - comment on violence in Kuwait.] Report introduced.
(Cairo: John Dancy) Secretary of State James Baker reported raising funds for United States military operation from exiled Kuwaiti Emir Sheik Jaber al- Ahmed al-Sabah and Saudi Arabian King Fahd; scenes shown of Baker at meetings and with United States troops. [Kuwaiti minister Yahya al-SUMAIT - says it's the least we can do.] Administration source noted saying sanctions against selling food to Iraq will fail, beginning with Iran. [BAKER - addresses troops.] Baker noted arriving in Cairo, Egypt, for meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
(Moscow: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced. ...... (Capitol Hill: Andrea Mitchell) Budget talks at Andrews Air Force Base examined; cost of Persian Gulf crisis noted; scenes shown of Senators Pete Domenici and Bob Dole saying good-bye to families and of President Bush with budget bat; proposals outlined on screen. [BUSH, Representative Richard GEPHARDT, Senator Phil GRAMM - comment on importance of budget agreement.]
(Moscow: Tom Brokaw) Bush and Gorbachev reported meeting again on October 3 when two Germanies formally unite.
(New York: Faith Daniels) Titan 4 missile rocket motor reported falling from crane and igniting at Edwards Air Force Base, California, sending cloud of hydrochlorine gas across desert; photograph shown.
(Studio: Faith Daniels) Report introduced.
(West Palm Beach, Florida: Robert Bazell) Kimberly Bergalis, first patient believed to have contracted AIDS from health care professional, reported suing dentist David Acer's estate; scenes shown from West Palm Beach, Florida. [BERGALIS - explains suit.] Before his death Monday, Acer reported paying newspapers to print letter to former patients; excerpt quoted on screen. [Mother Anna BERGALIS - comments.] [Kimberly BERGALIS - describes interview with CDC (Centers for Disease Control) investigators.] Expected new guidelines for health care workers noted.
(Studio: Faith Daniels) Government announcement of nation's jobless rate rise last month cited. "Stock Market Report".
(Moscow: Tom Brokaw) Discussion of upcoming Helsinki, Finland, summit between Presidents Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev presented. [Soviet foreign ministry Vitaly CHURKIN, "Foreign Affairs Quarterly" William HYLAND - discuss USSR wish for United Nations Security Council action in Persian Gulf crisis.] Iraqi President Saddam Hussein mentioned. NBC News-"Wall Street Journal" poll on Gorbachev as negotiator in Gulf crisis cited on screen.
(Studio: Faith Daniels) President Bush's war on drugs mentioned. Report introduced.
(Chicago: Deborah Roberts) Chicago, Illinois, Bucktown housing project winning its own war on drugs featured; details given of efforts; scenes shown from neighborhood meeting. [Resident Beverly SOLACK, minister Ed HOWE, RESIDENT, Chicago police Sergio FLORES - comment.]
(Studio: Faith Daniels) In New York, DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) reported making possibly biggest ever cash seizure from cocaine bust.
(Moscow: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Bob Abernethy) As world's largest oil producer, USSR reported missing out on economic bonanza from Persian Gulf crisis due to poor equipment and obstacles to United States companies' cooperation; threat of strike noted. [Oil specialist Phillip ALGAR, WORKER (thru translator) - comment.] [Soviet political specialist Igor MALASHENKO - talks about dispute over what government body owns oil.]