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 and promos. 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: 1:02:02
  • 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