This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Los Angeles Riots; Questions of police presence.
(South Central Los Angeles, CA: Don Blackburn) Intersection of Florence and Normandy; No police officers present on Wednesday, when arrested; Police retreated when they saw they were outnumbered; Ignored violence; Head of L.A. police commission says investigation is underway. [Interviews with unnamed CITIZENS; Excerpt of Gerald ARENBERG, National Association of Chiefs of Police; Excerpt of Stanley SHEINBAUM, Police Commission Chairman; Interview with unnamed OFFICER, unnamed shop OWNER.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Proposal put forth to House Judiciary Committee will allow victims of police brutality to sue local governments; Juries less likely to award money for such cases. [Excerpt of Judge Jon NEWMAN, United States 2nd Circuit Appeals Court.]
(Studio: Susan Rook) Two jurors in Rodney King Trial are talking about their vote; A Hispnic juror tried to hold out for at least one guilty verdict.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Joint federal and state task force set up to investigate violent crimes during Los Angeles rioting; Bush heads to L.A. to survey the damage caused from the violence.
(Studio: Susan Rook) Political blame game for Los Angeles riots; Marlen Fitzwater, White House Spokesman points figure at Democratic social programs of 1960s.
(Washington: Deborah Potter) Food stamps and riots in L.A. part of the legacy of social programs; Critics like the White House say social programs fostered dependency and a lack of respect; Question of whether the Great Society was a failure; Time to stop the blame game. [Interviews with Edward CRANE, Cato Institute; Unnamed CITIZENS; Ronald WATERS, Howard University, Political Scientist; William BENNETT, Former Education Secretary; Remarks from Mario CUOMO, Governor (D) New York; John SEYMOUR, Senator (R) California.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Bill Clinton and George Bush winners in North Carolina and Indiana primaries. Primary updates.
(Discussion with William Schneider, Public Opinion) Clinton strong for "honesty and integrity;" Clinton not strong among Conservative and Independent voters; Doubts about Clinton and Bush but opposition candidates are not credible; About a quarter of voters in North Carolina and Indiana would vote for Ross Perot; Parties pulling together behind nominees but falling apart in general election.
(Studio: Susan Rook) Gunfire breaks out in two separate court rooms in Clayton, Missouri and Grand Forks, North Dakota; Officials do not know what prompted incidences. [Interviews with unnamed WITNESSES.]
(Studio: Susan Rook) Congressman Larry Smith allegedly used campaign money to pay gambling debt.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) This is tax freedom day; According to Tax Foundation, the day the average worker has paid all of his or her federal and state taxes .
(Studio: Susan Rook) Traveling in Germany difficult due to strike from German public service workers.
(Berlin, Germany: Doug James) Massive strike from public service workers; Airport, subways, and buses shut down; Chancellor Helmut Kohl faces criticism as he left Germany during strike; Worst post-war labor crisis; Unions willing to discuss any plan higher than previous offer from government. [Interviews with Bodo ZEUNER, Professor, Free University; Detlef BISCHOFF, School of Public Administration.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Russia will buy and sell its currency on international market; Russia will ban international currency exchange within the country.
(Studio: Susan Rook) Bleachers collapsed at a soccer match in Corsica, France; At least eight people died.
(Studio: Susan Rook) Power of advertising
(New York: Jeanie Moos) Black and white ad campaign focusing on black and white relations; Series of racial incidents in New York prompted campaign; Images in ads designed to raise awareness. [Interviews with Drew GREENLAND, Ad Agency Vice President; Wesley SNIPES, Actor.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Televised messages encouraging smokers to quit are successful.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) More than one million Americans in jail; A higher rate than any other nation; Public health concerns.
(Washington D.C.: Andrew Holtz) Violence out of control; Public Health researchers trying to understand similarities and prevent incidences; Foot patrols and improved housing seem to be helping; Youth task force trying to stand gang pressure. [Interviews with Andy BLUESTEIN, Paramedic; Dee HATMAKER, Trauma Nurse; Captain Andrew BARNES, D.C. Metropolitan Police; Unnamed gang MEMBER; Marc WILKINS.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Pentagon says tax payers will have to pay for 7.3 billion dollars of the cost of Gulf War.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Warring factions agree to another truce in Bosnia-Herzegovina hours after heavy fire in Sarajevo.
(Studio: Susan Rook) All military aircraft flying in Central and South America will have red, white, and blue flags pained on tails to clearly mark them.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) More aid on the way for victims of Somalian Civil War.
(Mogadishu, Somalia: Brent Sadler) For seven months, no ships able to enter Mogadishu port; United Nations ships now able to enter; If allowed to function permanently, it could take half the time for aid to enter city; Mogadishu war in stalemate but city is torn apart; Red Cross has started emergency food lift into the city; Will need steady flow of food all year. [Interviews with David BASSIOUNI, U.N. Coordinator for Human Assistance, Somalia; Dr. Chris GIANNOU.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Introduces sports.
(Studio: Nick Charles) Sports report. [Excerpt of Chuck Daly, Pistons Coach.]
(Studio: Karen Maginnis) Weather report.
(Studio: Susan Rook) Introduces report.
(Angleton, Texas: Mike Capps) In Rosaria County and Houston, a panel of experts deal individually with 125 high-risk probationers; Group probation counseling; Program operates under state grant; Will save taxpayers money. [Interviews with Debra LUCAS, Adult Probation Supervisor; Lawrence JABLECKI, Program Supervisor; GRANT, Probationer; TONY, Probationer; Frank EVANS, Retired Judge; Mike ENAX, Harris County, Adult Probation.]