This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Peter jennings) Both Ferdinand Marcos and Corazon Aquino said claiming victory in Philippines election; historical implications should Aquino win noted.
(Studio: Peter jennings) Report introduced.
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Peter Collins) Collapse of Jean-Claude Duvalier's government and his flight to exile in France examined; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - are jubilant.] General Henri Namphy said heading ruling council with human rights association director and critic of Duvalier's private army, the Tonton Macoute, Gerard Gourgue as member Rioters' attacks on homes and property of Macoute members noted.
(Miami, Florida: Jeanne Meserve) Reaction in Haitian community here to Duvalier's downfall examined; scenes shown. [Father Gerard JEAN-JUSTE - wants democrat government] Similar response in Boston's Haitian community mentioned, shown. [State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB - thinks Duvalier's decision was correct.] Role of United States in government's collapse and Duvalier's exile in France described. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - explains providing Duvalier transportation out of Haiti.]
(Studio: Peter jennings) Chaos of Philippines election system illustrated. [Corazon AQUINO - is confident of victory.] [Marcos information minister Ron PUNO - claims facts belie Aquino's statement] Upcoming item.
(Studio: Peter jennings) Local newspaper headlines indicating both Corazon Aquino and Ferdinand Marcos are winners in election here shown; similar stmts. of Marcos' election commission and that of citizen watchdog group outlined on screen.
(Manila, Philippines: Jim Laurie) Violence and intimidation of voters examined; scenes shown. [NAMFREL MBRS. - describe election fraud, threats by Marcos' stooges.] Ballot box thefts and destruction detailed, shown.
(Studio: Peter jennings) Marcos' control of elecs. cited.
(Davao, Philippines; Mark Litke) United States election monitors' experience examined; scenes shown. [Marcos supporter Antonio FLOIRENDO - claims all is well.] [Senator John KERRY - cites need and expectation of United States involvement in trying to keep election fair.] Violence in Davao described, shown. [Davao police ofr. Julito CARCUEVAS - denies violence.] [KERRY - describes vote- buying incident.]
(Studio: Peter jennings) [Senator Richard LUGAR - discusses his team's findings of election fraud and abuse.] Upcoming item.
(DC: Ted Koppel) Court reported dismissing key provision of Gramm-Rudman bill as unconstitutional; details given.
(DC: Brit Hume) Case brought by Representative Mike Synar and others and ramifications of court's ruling on role of Controller General Charles Bowsher discussed; case said now going to Supreme Court [SYNAR, Senator Phil GRAMM, Senator Robert DOLE - comment on court's ruling.] Press spokesperson Larry Speakes' praise of decision outlined.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) January unemployment reported Stk. Mkt. Report
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Conviction of former CIA agent Larry Wu-Tai Chin for spying for China (PR) reported; details given.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) American Indian Mvt. members recalled traveling to Nicaragua recently to express support of Mesquite Indians there; State Department reported announcing deaths of some in Sandinista rocket attack. AIM leader Russell Means said wounded.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Libyan dictator Muammar el-Kadhafi said ordering air force to intercept Israeli airliners and force them to land in Libya; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) United States said ready to resume United States naval and air maneuvers off Libyan coast; Muammar el-Kadhafi's reaction to similar exercises last week recalled.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Contd. search for debris from space shuttle Challenger reported; details given, scenes shown. Photo taken by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) employee of shuttle's explosion shown, discussed.
(Studio: Peter jennings) Voter intimidation in elecs. here noted; scenes shown. Possible political astuteness of Corazon Aquino's declaration of victory considered. [AQUINO - claims she will meet with Marcos soon to discuss transition of power; discusses her expectations of Marcos' reaction, army's role in her assuming office, Philippines' lack of history of orderly transition of power.]
(Studio: Peter jennings) Ferdinand Marcos' defense of his regime to United States public and Corazon Aquino's use of American media to promote her campaign explained, discussed.