This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Tennis great Arthur Ashe's disclosure that he has AIDS featured. [ASHE - talks about how he contracted the virus, how long he has known about it, why he waited to go public; says someone told "USA Today" about it.] [Wife Jeanne MOUTOUSSAMY-ASHE - talks about effect on their daughter.] Interview held with Ashe. [ASHE - comments on his role as an activist, being forced to go public, tainted blood transfusions, medication he takes, talking to his daughter.] Report introduced.
(Studio: Robert Bazell) Current risk of contracting AIDS from blood transfusions featured; donated blood reported tested for AIDS since 1985. [AIDS patient Vivian HOWARD - comments on her disease.] [Georgetown University Medical Center Dr. Gerald SANDLER - talks about chance of contracting AIDS.] Number of confirmed United States cases of AIDS contracted from blood transfusions since 1985 noted, health officials' estimate of the risk of contracting AIDS through a blood transfusion cited.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Wreckage of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat's plane reported detected by a French satellite.
(Jerusalem: Martin Fletcher) Arafat's survival of a plane crash in Libya featured; scenes shown of Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi visiting him in a Libyan hospital and of Palestinians celebrating Arafat's survival. [PALESTINIAN - comments on Arafat.] PLO supporters reported increasingly turning toward Islamic fundamentalism; October 1991 scenes of the Middle East peace conference shown. [Arafat biographer Andrew GOWERS - comments on Arafat's leadership.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Governor Bill Clinton's lead in the Democratic presidential race featured; scenes shown of him greeting strikers outside the Caterpillar plant in Peoria, Illinois. [CLINTON - talks about right to strike; adds that he wants respect.] Clinton's support of legislation to keep companies from replacing strikers, percentages of New York primary voters who don't want Clinton to be the nominee and who doubt his integrity, Clinton's delegate lead reported. [On "Today", Democratic Party chairman Ron BROWN - talks about Jerry Brown's use of personal attacks.] Likelihood of former candidate Paul Tsongas reentering the race noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Demolition of Central Bridge over the Ohio River; resistance in Russian parliament to President Boris Yeltsin's economic reforms; Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Colin Powell's meeting with British Prime Minister John Major reported; scenes shown from Cincinnati, Ohio, Moscow, and London.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(London: Keith Miller) Tomorrow's elections in Great Britain featured; polls reported showing the Labor Party slightly ahead. [Roger HART, MAN - comment on the campaign.] Scenes shown of British Prime Minister John Major being egged. [Opposition Labor leader Neil KINNOCK - makes speech.] Failure of Conservative Party to end the British recession noted. [MAN - says it's time for a change.] ["Sunday Times" editor Andrew NEIL - comments on choices.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Senator Timothy Wirth reported today announcing that he will not seek reelection. [WIRTH - expresses frustration with government.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Commentary introduced.
(Studio: John Chancellor) Governor Bill Clinton's political strength analyzed; states in which he has won primaries and caucuses listed.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Costs of professional schools featured; examples given of education debts of lawyer Rick Rena, medical resident Sherrie Clayton and medical student Eric Gunderson. [RENA, CLAYTON - talk about their loan repayment obligations.] [GUNDERSON - talks to patient; comments on effect of loans on choice of specialty.] [New York Medical College financial aid director Tony SOZO - talks about cost of education outpacing salaries.] College financial aid directors reported lobbying Congress for reforms in federal student loan programs. [Representative Nita LOWEY - comments on her bill to link loan repayment to income.]