This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Manila, Philippines: Ted Koppel) Report introduced
(Honolulu, Hawaii: Al Dale) Arrival in Hawaii of Ferdinand Marcos, wife Imelda and family, where they were greeted by Governor George Ariyoshi and United States base commander, featured; scenes shown. [Mayor Frank FASI - won't spend tax money protecting Marcos.] Concern over possibility Marcos may remain here explained. President Corazon Aquino said opposing any retribution against Marcos.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.
(Manila, Philippines: Jim Laurie) Aquino's order for political amnesty and instructions to General Fidel Ramos to free prisoners jailed by Marcos examined; scenes shown. [TV REPORTER - notes number thought released today.] Ramos' restructuring of military command mentioned. Aquino's new cabinet said incl. designation of running mate Salvador Laurel as vice president, prime minister and for. minister [AQUINO - asks for public's patience.] [PEOPLE - praise turn of events.]
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Aquino said not seeking Marcos' extradition but promising investigation of military troops accused of murdering and torturing civilians. [Executive secretary Joker ARROYO - believes Philippines rivals Argentina for human rights abuses on mass scale; explains.] Arroyo said promising investigation of assassination of Benigno Aquino. "Nightline" announced.
(Manila, Philippines: Mark Litke) Pol., economy and soc. problems facing Aquino examined; anticipated roles of Ramos and defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile considered. [PRIEST - cites potential for violence.] New Peoples Army, communist insurgency, discussed.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) said denying they pressured Morton Thiokol engineers into approving launch of space shuttle Challenger.
(DC: Lynn Sherr) Contd. hearings of president commission investigating Challenger's destruction featured. [Marshall Space Flight Center spokesperson Lawrence MULLOY, George HARDY - deny Morton Thiokol claims and engineers' analysis of launch risks.] [Chairperson William ROGERS - questions unusual sequence of events.] [MULLOY - agrees.] [Commission member Joseph SUTTER, ROGERS - cite lack of credibility in situation.] [Commission member Major General Don. KUTYNA - questions management process in effect.] [Marshall Space Flight Center spokesperson Stanley REINARTZ - explains not passing on engineers' opposition to NASA execs.] Acting NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) administration William Graham said taking action to improve decision-making process.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Cairo, Egypt, rioting by security police and President Hosni Mubarak's response reported; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) White House reaction to Mikhail Gorbachev's dismissal of President Reagan's latest arms control proposal and insinuation that second summit will be delayed noted.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Coverage of President Reagan's speech tonight lobbying for incrd. defense spending announced.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Significance of 27th communist party congress and Mikhail Gorbachev's public criticism of Soviet system's weak pts. noted.
(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Congress addresses of foreign dignitaries today featured; scenes shown. [Fidel CASTRO - (thru translator) praises Gorbachev, Sovs.] [General Wojciech JARUZELSKI - (thru translator) cites Poland's commitment.] [Soviet delegate Zumbert POTESHELLI - (thru translator) announces crackdown on political corruption in Georgia.] [PEOPLE - praise new open atmosphere.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) [Commentator George WILL and Soviet journalist Vladimir POSNER - debate Soviet government's control of info.] Upcoming item announced.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(USSR : Betsy Aaron) Importance of education in USSR examined; scenes shown. Importance of Vladimir Lenin in system cited. [STUDENTS - note teachers are always right, their society's perfection.] [London Univ. lecturer Michael McCAULEY - explains Soviet system's approach to education] Issue of conformity in system considered.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Public's reaction to Mikhail Gorbachev's address to 27th communist party congress examined; one family (named) cited as example [Pianist Marina MDIVANI - defines freedom.] Anatoly Shcharansky quoted.