This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Johnson and Johnson, mfrs. of Tylenol, reported offering reward for arrest and conviction of anyone involved in cyanide contamination of its capsule form Tylenol; New York district attorney said believing tampering may have occurred at site of manufacturer
(NYC: Bettina Gregory) Status of Tylenol capsule recall indicated on map; discovery yesterday of more Tylenol contaminated with cyanide chemically identical to that which killed Diane Elsroth Saturday noted. [Johnson and Johnson chairperson James BURKE - explains not issuing national recall.] [Dist. attorney Carl VERGARI - feels contamination occurred during manufacturing process.] Cyanide found so far said chemically different from that used to kill several in Chicago 3 years ago. New York trio arrested in case thought perpetrating fraud rather than being actual poisoners; details given.
(DC: Barry Serafin) Pharmaceutical industry's security measures imposed after 1982 Tylenol contaminations reviewed; scenes shown. [BURKE - questions ability to improve upon tamper-resistant package already created.] [Proprietary Association spokesperson Jack WALDEN - cites impossibility of making totally tamper proof package] ["Food and Drug Packaging" editor Bob BENCHLEY - agrees, explains.] [WALDEN - comments.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Dr. Frank YOUNG - explains precautions available to consumer; discusses public's reaction so far.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Lynn Sherr) Latest evidence indicating apparent problem with one of space shuttle Challenger's solid rocket boosters from point of ignition and believed linked to its destruction shortly thereafter examined; scenes shown. Theories underlying investigation's focus illustrated; compatible hypothesis offered by "Aviation Wk. and Space Technology" discussed. [Aerospace engineering professor Gary FLANDRO - explains validity of theory.] Weather-related factors uncovered discussed. President commission chairperson William Rogers and commission members said meeting with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and Morton Thiokol officials here; commission member Richard Feynman's support of rocket seal failure hypothesis mentioned. [ROGERS - notes shuttle itself is only part of equipment so far free from suspicion.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Psychological trauma of Challenger's explosion for nation's school children due to presence of teacher-astronaut Christa McAuliffe on board noted.
(McCall, ID: Al Dale) Barbara Morgan, selected to replace McAuliffe as first teacher in space, noted visiting school to discuss mission with students. [MORGAN - discusses children's future in space.] [CHILDREN - want to go into space.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Major flooding in north and central California from heavy rains reported; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Producer prices for January reported
(NYC: Dan Cordtz) Indiv. categories of producer price index and their bearing on inflation rate examined in detail; current status of international oil price war discussed. Stk. Mkt. Report Impact of Tylenol poisonings on Johnson and Johnson stock mentioned.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Farmers Home Admin. reported giving farmers deadline for repaying loans or losing farms; details given.
(Candler Cnty., Georgia: Rebecca Chase) Georgia farm crisis with highest foreclosure rate in nation examined; scenes shown. [Irving BOWEN, uniden. FARMERS - describe their predicament.] Factors leading to crop failures and extensive disaster loans outlined. [Bobby ODOM - blames circumstances.] [Carlton CLIFTON - notes destruction of crop by hurricane this year] [BOWEN - thinks Federal Housing Administration shares blame; explains.] [Federal Housing Administration county supervisor Linda FOUNTAIN - defs. agency.] [FARMERS - comment.] Farmer L.B. Hill's recent suicide as effort to help family recalled. [ODOM - feels rural America is dying.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Possibility Marcos-controlled parliament will declare Ferdinand Marcos winner over Corazon Aquino in recent Philippines pres. election reported; details outlined on screen, scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Iran's major offensive against Iraq in the south detailed; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) State Department's allegation that USSR used chemical tracking agents on United States embassy personnel in Moscow recalled; United States ambassador Arthur Hartman said announcing results of medical tests indicating dust used was not carcinogenic in its form. Details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Recent release of USSR dissident Anatoly Shcharansky recalled.
(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Blacklisting of leading Soviet pianist Vladimir Feltsman after he and wife applied for exit visas to Israel noted. Vandalism against Feltsman's car and United States ambassador's piano during his previous appearances at United States embassy recitals, at request of United States ambassador Arthur Hartman, noted. [FELTSMAN - doesn't understand such action.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Valentine, Texas: Charles Murphy) Town's popularity on Valentine's Day featured; scenes shown. [Mayor Chui CALDERON - notes ease of town's lifestyle.] [Postmaster Doris KELLEY - describes requests for town's postmark.] Area's history outlined. [Student Charles CINOTTO - explains HS's project in memory of Challenger astronauts.]