Continued from T:27093. The 38th hour of CNN's coverage of the attempted coup against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. On "Newshour," anchors Bobbie Battista and Reid Collins summarize the latest developments in Moscow, including a report that an attack on the Russian Federation Building is imminent and that the people are preparing for violence; British Prime Minister John Major discussing his conversation with Russian President Boris Yeltsin, who told him that Gorbachev was seen by a doctor on August 19 and declared fit, and that tanks are advancing towards the Russian Federation Building; and conflicting reports about the tanks. News from the Soviet Union is followed by a summary of domestic news, including the court appearance of confessed serial killer Donald Leroy Evans and the trial of accused child molester Robert Kelly. After a business news update, Moscow bureau chief Steve Hurst explains that neither he nor Claire Shipman (a CNN reporter inside the Russian Federation Building) have seen anything that would suggest a coordinated attack. This hour concludes with a weather update, a "News From Medicine" segment, and a look at how average Americans are responding to the coup. Sonya Friedman previews the upcoming edition of "Sonya Live." Continues with T:26464.

Includes commercials for Dow, AT&T, Terminix exterminators, Daihatsu, No-Stick Pam cooking spray, Mail Boxes Etc., Easy Glider exercise machine, Lanier voice products, Fidelity Investments, ERA Plus detergent, A.1. Steak Sauce, Excedrin PM pain reliever, Nabisco Spoon Size Shredded Wheat, Scope mouthwash, and Singer Handy Stitch; and promos for CNN, the WTBS program "Great Lakes Bitter Legacy," "The Oprah Winfrey Show," and "Dallas."

Cataloging of this program was made possible by a grant from the Times Mirror Foundation.


  • DATE: August 20, 1991 Tuesday 12:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:01:03
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:26463
  • GENRE: News
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Child molesters
  • SERIES RUN: CNN - TV, 1991
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    • Reid Collins … Anchor
    • Bobbie Battista … Anchor
    • Charles Bierbauer … Reporter
    • Steve Hurst … Reporter
    • Sheryl Kahn … Reporter
    • Pat Etheridge … Reporter
    • Beverly Schuch … Reporter
    • Lisa Baker
    • George Bush
    • Dan Derman
    • Bob Evans
    • Donald Leroy Evans
    • Sonya Friedman
    • Mikhail Gorbachev
    • Bill Hart
    • Robert Kelly
    • John Major
    • Marsh McLelland
    • Pat Montandon
    • Rita Rempel
    • Claire Shipman
    • Flip Spiceland
    • Mike Spivey
    • Howard Tarshis
    • James Todd
    • Michael Vonronkon
    • David Waksberg
    • Mark Walton
    • Sidney Wolfe
    • Gennadi Yanayev
    • Boris Yeltsin