This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Difficulty of photographing Halley's Comet illustrated; European space craft Giotto noted scheduled for rendezvous with comet during this broadcast Photos shown.
(Darmstadt, West Germany: John Laurence) Preparations for Giotto's encounter with Halley's Comet examined; scenes shown. [Program director Dr. Roger BONNET - fears Giotto's destruction.] Possible role of comet dust in destroying Giotto explained; latest photos shown.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) [Dr. Carl SAGAN - discusses significance of Giotto's photos.]
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Launch of Soviet space craft for prolonged stay in space by cosmonauts Leonid Kizim and Vladimir Solovyor featured; scenes shown. Focus of their mission explained; comparison of liftoff with space shuttle Challenger's destruction considered.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Temporary halt to recovery of space shuttle Challenger debris and crew remains explained.
(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Lynn Sherr) Iden. of crew remains and status of continued recovery operations examined; scenes, photos shown. [Lieutenant Commander Deborah BURNETTE - explains weather problems.] Significance of finding debris from right-hand solid rocket booster noted.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Morton Thiokol reported warning NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) of booster seal problem more than 3 years ago.
(Houston, Texas: Al Dale) NASA's handling of Morton Thiokol's 1982 warning examined; company spokesperson and uniden. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) source quoted on screen. Econs. involved in correcting seal problem considered. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson Lawrence MULLOY - claims seal redundancy problem had been corrected.] President commission's opposite findings and Morton Thiokol's continued criticism of NASA's deaf ear to seal deficiency discussed.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Suspect in assassination of Swedish Prime Min. Olof Palme reported arrested; details given.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Ferdinand Marcos' expected relocation to new site in Honolulu, Hawaii, yesterday said scheduled again for tonight; details given.
(NYC: Peter Lance) Investigation into extent of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos' hidden wealth examined; extent of their believed property holdings across United States illustrated on map, described. [Center for Constitutional Rights spokesperson Michael RATNER - explains goal of inquiry; describes Marcos' believed means of hiding his transactions.] [Courtesy "Good Morning America", Representative Stephen SOLARZ - accuse the Marcos of embezzling large amounts from Philippines to purchase New York real estate.] [Representative Robert TORRICELLI - explains letter from Congress to Secretary of State George Shultz asking that Marcos not be given immunity from prosecution in US.] Amt. of United States economic aid to Philippines found unaccounted for by General Accounting Office and implications as to source of Marcos' wealth noted.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) "20/20" announced.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.
(DC: Jeanne Meserve) President Reagan's tour of display of arms and documents allegedly supplied rebels in other Central American cntrys. by Nicaragua featured; scenes shown. [REAGAN - calls it a sophisticated communist effort to undermine this hemisphere and US.] Photos of alleged Nicaraguan prisoners and latest chgs. of inhumane treatment of prisoners shown, outlined on screen. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - responds to Senator Arlen Specter's inquiry with regard to United States efforts to overthrow Sandinista regime.] [SPECTER - won't support United States policy in Nicaragua unless he understands it.] Congress delegation mentioned leaving for region tomorrow.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Mikhail Gorbachev reported extending USSR moratorium on nuclear testing contingent upon United States doing likewise; details given.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Public Health Service's warning to groups considered at high risk for contracting acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) reported; groups targeted listed.
(Paris, France: George Strait) Possible breakthrough in AIDS treatment with synthetic chemical AZT examined; patient John Solomon's experience cited as example [SOLOMON - describes his current condition.] [Dr. Sam BRODER - explains importance of AZT.] Research in Paris into restoring body's immune system discussed. [Dr. Alain POMPIDOU - explains his work.]
(Studio: Ted Koppel) No. arrests in continued protests by users of Library of Congress objecting to library's short hrs. due to budget cuts noted; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) House reported rejecting President Reagan's proposed 1987 budget; details given. Stk. Mkt. Report
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Latest photos taken by European space probe Giotto currently approaching Halley's Comet shown, discussed.