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Season 1996 Episode 4

October 19, 1996

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October 19, 1996
News (Replacements already being made in Simpson civil trial jury; Boeing Company questions TWA Flight 800 investigators' theory of fuel transfer causing crash; Dole campaigns in Kansas, Kentucky and Virginia as Clinton meets with the prime minister of Lebanon; Dr. Tom Houston of the AMA discusses study linking smoking and lung cancer and tobacco companies' reactions to study); Weather report; Dan Abrams of Court TV, jury consultant Paul Lisnex, and civil attorney Susan Karten discuss the jury for the Simpson civil trial; John Ey, hiker rescued in Utah mountains, and rescuer Mike Jenkins discuss Ey's ordeal and rescue; Dr. Robert Carothers, president of Rhode Island University, explains his decision to cancel a football game after team members were involved in an assault on a fraternity house; Co-op time; Recap of NBC's Saturday Today show's news, 7:30 AM; Sports; Weather report; Ed Slaughter, Prevention magazine's director of research, reveals results of recent study of parents and children regarding children's health and safety issues; Gadget Guru, Andy Pargh, gives tips on how to chose between Macintosh and Windows computer operating systems; Co-op time; News (A juror is dismissed from the O.J. Simspon trial, postponing opening arguments until Wednesday; Investigators now believe the explosion on TWA Flight 800 happened when pilots were transferring fuel from one side of the plane to the other; Bill Clinton meets with advisers to plan final weeks of his campaign while Dole campaigns in Kansas and other states; Democratic National Committee reassigns its finance chairman after criticism about campaign money sources; France adds two digits to every phone number in the country to increase its phone number capacity); Weather report; Michael and Stephanie Plaut discuss some of the problems they've had with infertility and Dr. Jamie Grifo of the New York University Medical Center discusses some of the medical aspects of infertility; A look at the newly restored and just re-released Alfred Hitchcock thriller "Vertigo"; Co-op time; Recap of NBC's Saturday Today show's news, 8:30 AM; Weather report; James Kaplan, contributing editor for TV Guide, discusses the best new TV programs for kids; Dog photographer William Wegman talks about his new book "Mother Goose"; Debbi Fields bakes a chocolate espresso cheesecake recipe from her new book "Debbi Fields' Great American Desserts"moreless

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