Description: NEWSFEED--DECEMBER 31, 1998: FIDEL CASTRO, RUSSIAN MISSION CONTROL, NEW YEAR'S EVE FESTIVITIES NYC, (TIMES SQUARE), PROTESTERS!; EUROPE: European currency exhibit. News cameramen. Big bin full of newly minted coins. The 'Euro'. Est. Central Bank of ?; INT. bank, Businessman on phone, co-workers applaud. DX Est. European Central Bank. Bankers on phones & computers; CUBA: Traffic in Cuba. Pedestrians. Archival B/W Fidel Castro w/revolutionary army in jungle. Archival Castro speech, huge mob; Archival anti-aircraft gunner shoots down plane. Castro smokes cigar w/ Krushnev. JFK (Kennedy) signs papers; Archival Castro slashing crops w/machete. Archival, COLOR, Castro speech. Tanks in streets. Military funeral, Castro salutes; DX Tropical Cuban resort. Castro speaking w/Pope John Paul II sitting next to him. Pope passes adoring crowd in Pope mobile; INT Castro at conference. IRAQ/TURKEY: DX Traffic, peds in Turkey. Peds reading newspapers. Est. Turkish government bldg; INT Talk head Turkish official. B/W footage of US planes bombing Iraqi targets. Est. Turkish mosque, women praying, talk head; DX protesters carry Saddam Hussein posters & wave Iraqi flags, many children. 'Let Iraq Live' banner over Iraqi children ;DX F-4 bomber plane flies overhead, lands. Same. Small passenger plane lands, plane with radar dish thing -like Boeing E-3A Sentry. AUSTRALIA/RUSSIA: NX spectacular fireworks over city; INT Russian Mission Control Center. Video Feed of 2 cosmonauts in space w/Christmas tree & decorations (check that guy's hair!); INT officials & family talk to cosmonauts. USA: New Year's Eve in Times Square, New York. Look for Francis Coppola & Giuliani!; NX JANUARY 1, 1999, 12:00 am at Disneyland & Times Square (unfortunately, 'ABC' logo bug is in corner of screen!); NX More New Year's Morning celebration in Times Square. Confetti, fireworks, merry revelers. Pretty good footage; ROME/VATICAN: INT Pope John Paul II gives sermon at St. Peter's. JERUSALEM: DX Many Muslims on West Bank praying; DX Nice shot of Muslims bowing/kneeling to Mecca. Balloons! Little girl holds framed portrait of Yoda-man from previous tape; DX People argue w/military police. Car with shot-out windows, large rock in driver's seat. Scuffle/fight with police & protesters; DX VARIOUS: AERIAL over unknown city w/skyscrapers (generic). Large crowd waves little blue flags in city square. Talk heads; DX guy hands guy flier on Brussels' currency. T-shirt: 'Do it like a European' (picture of guy in lederhosen butt-humping girl); DX Sidewalk cafe. Woman at cash register at ritzy cafe joint. 2 important-looking guys holding huge replicas of new coins; DX Guy pushes 'On' button on huge calculator (he looks a little like Chauncey Gardener). Protesters (there's some for everything!); DX Fountain in Rome. 'La Dolce Vita' cafe (could Fellini sue?) Menu w/Universal Euro-currency rates scratched in; DX Plane takes off at airport. EST. Sheraton hotel. INT man at front desk w/hotel bill. INT airport. People buy tickets; YEMEN: INT hotel, people at front desk (one guy has hand mirror shoved down hispants). Tourists. Talk/crying head. Bellhop; DX Bellhop helps load baggage into bus. INT four unknown people (w/ big dog) wave at camera. USA: NX More Times Square New Years ;RUSSIA: NX New Year's celebration in Red Square (just as many people, just w/less neon lights). Fireworks display. Live band; INT Kremlin: Boris Yeltsin (who looks like he might've been celebrating early) wishes his people a Happy *hic!* New Year; DX Random Russian citizens on street. NX New Year's celebration in Japan(?). Pathetically small cannon fired. Countdown, bell rung; NX EST. Philippine General Hospital. INT boy w/bloody head wheeled into hospital. INT club, people dancing (disco); CUBA: DX 40th Anniversary of Cuba...tape cuts off ;
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