This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Johnson and Johnson chairperson recalled describing cyanide contamination of company's Tylenol capsules as act of terrorism; Johnson and Johnson reported ending production of all nonprescription capsule prods.
(NYC: Bettina Gregory) Company's decision examined. [Chairperson James BURKE - explains move.] Other Johnson and Johnson prods. affected listed on screen, discussed. [Proprietary Association spokesperson Jack WALDEN - notes lack of such action by rest of pharmaceutical industry] Advantages of capsules explained. [Deputy FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner John NORRIS - sees no justification beyond Johnson and Johnson's vol. action.] [Investment analyst David CROSSEN - thinks capsule industry as a whole is on the decline.] [Dr. Tim. JOHNSON - discusses medical effects of decision.] FBI and local police said inspecting Johnson and Johnson plant in which capsule that killed Diane Elsroth was manufactured
(Studio: Ted Koppel) [BURKE - discusses situation, company's decision today rather than after 1982 Chicago killings, caplet product.] "Nightline" announced.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Item recapped at end of broadcast
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Chairperson of president commission investigating destruction of space shuttle Challenger, William P. Rogers, said looking at role NASA decision-making process may have played in disaster.
(NYC: Lynn Sherr) Questions arising over NASA's decision to launch Challenger despite disagreement by those involved examined; scenes shown. President commission said barring key NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) or Morton Thiokol officials from participating in investigation as result; uniden. source quoted on screen. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson Lawrence MULLOY - explains agency's decision to launch despite advice from Morton Thiokol to the contrary.] Status of continued search for Challenger debris discussed. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson Jim MIZELL - explains importance of photos routinely taken of shuttle launches.] Inquiry's continued focus on 1 solid rocket booster considered. Commission chairperson Rogers and vice-chairperson Neil Armstrong said testifying before Congress subcommittee tomorrow.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.
(San Francisco, California: Gary Shepard) Contd. major flooding in north California examined; scenes shown. [Store CLERK - cites emergency needs of customers.] Extent of mudslide damage and feared death toll so far noted. Satellite weather photograph shown.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Fire in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, office building detailed; scenes shown.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) President Reagan, under growing pressure to halt United States relations with Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos, noted publicly criticizing him this weekend.
(Manila, Philippines: Mark Litke) Arrival here of United States envoy Philip Habib to assess claims of election fraud in Marcos' official defeat of Corazon Aquino featured; scenes shown. His mtgs. with both cands. as well as Cardinal Jaime Sin described. [HABIB - declines comment.] [AQUINO - asks Marcos to resign as soon as possible.] Her plans for ongoing protests outlined, discussed.
(DC: Kenneth Walker) United States Senators recently returned from monitoring elecs. in Philippines said calling on Reagan to harden his attitude toward Marcos. [Senator Carl LEVIN - wants President to halt relations with Marcos.] [Feb. 11, REAGAN - suggests fraud occurred on both sides.] His later statement condemning Marcos party fraud written after conference call with national security adviser John Poindexter, CIA director William Casey, Secretary of State George Shultz, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and chief of staff Don. Regan quoted on screen. Apparent basis of President's about-face explained.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Death toll so far in racial violence in Alexandra Twp., South Africa, reported; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Israel reported launching major offensive inside south Lebanon; details given.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Upcoming 27th party congress of USSR noted Mikhail Gorbachev's first as Soviet leader
(Moscow, USSR : Richard Threlkeld) Scope of USSR physically, psychologically, historically and culturally examined; scenes shown. [Kennan Institution spokesperson Peter REDDAWAY - notes variety of Soviet cultures.] [Former US amb. Malcolm TOON - cites paternalism of Soviet system, leadership's concern over current generation's apathy toward Bolshevik revolution.] [REDDAWAY - discusses inclination to follow the status quo.] [TOON - comments on Soviet citizens' identification with Americans] Karl Marx quoted; continued psychological impact of World War II on Sovs. said illustrated by Lieutenant Colonel Timofei Ivanov. [REDDAWAY - explains USSR 's attitude toward West] George Kennan quoted.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Part II announced.