This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced concerning South Africa government invoking state of emergency prior to anniversary of Soweto township uprising.
(Johannesburg, South Africa: Jim Hickey) Details given with regard to effects of state of emergency in Johannesburg, South Africa, and other cities. [Unnamed United Democratic Front OFFICIAL - comments.] South Africa President P.W. Botha's remarks with regard to African National Congress reported 1976 Soweto uprising mentioned. [BOTHA - comments.] Details of government action noted; reaction stated. [Opposition parliament member David DALLING - comments.] [Bishop Desmond TUTU - comments.] [BOTHA - comments with regard to United States stance.] Unrest in Capetown over conditions in nearby Crossroads described; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reaction of other ntns. to South Africa action reported, include call for United Nations Security Council meeting
(DC: John McWethy) United States reaction to state of emergency noted. [State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB - comments.] Reagan administration policy with regard to South Africa stated, shown on screen; reactions cited. [Representative Patricia SCHROEDER - comments.] Stmts. of Eminent Persons Group in Britain quoted; scenes shown. Issues of economic pressure mentioned. [Group spokesperson Malcolm FRASER - comments.] Reagan administration's position against economy sanctions unless forced by Congress noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview introduced with South Africa deputy minister of information Louis Nel. Scenes shown of interview. [NEL - comments with regard to state of emergency.] South African feeling with regard to comparisons to Zimbabwe stated.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Recent potential confusion with regard to President Reagan's position on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II arms treaty with USSR reported
(DC: Sam Donaldson) Confusion over Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II position noted; details given. Reagan's remarks in news conference recalled; scenes shown. [REAGAN - comments.] Today's comments by White House press spokesperson Larry Speakes reported Other details of potentially contradictory remarks by administration spokesperson and Reagan given; scenes shown. [REAGAN - comments.] Speakes' comments quoted, along with those of anonymous White House official with regard to issue of B-52 bombers and cruise missiles. House For. Affairs Committee resolution noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Rick Inderfurth) Details given with regard to 1979 Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II agreement between United States and USSR ; scenes shown. Senator failure to ratify treaty mentioned. President Reagan's position on treaty stated. "Meet the Press" television show scenes shown. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - comments.] [House Armed Services Committee chairperson Representative Les ASPIN - comments.] [Former Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) negotiator Paul WARNKE - comments.] Outlook for arms control situation stated.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Recent Supreme Court ruling with regard to abortion noted. Mtg. in Denver, Colorado, of two opposing groups on issue noted. Groups said to be National Right to Life Committee and National Org. for Women (NOW).
(Denver, Colorado: Greg Dobbs) Anti-abortionists' vandalizing of The Lady Center in Pensacola, Florida, recalled; scenes shown. Resulting warrant issued for anti-abortionist Joseph Scheidler noted. His presence in Denver mentioned; scenes shown. [SCHEIDLER - comments with regard to both groups' presence in Denver.] Scheidler's arrest reported [SCHEIDLER - comments.] NOW's reaction stated. Right to Life convention reported to hear taped address from President Reagan; scenes shown. [REAGAN - comments.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Brit Hume) Live report on tax reform bill action in Senate, with anchor interviewing reporter Details of debate given. Upcoming conference committee debate with House with regard to legislature noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stk. Mkt. Report Commerce Department firing of employees for insider stock trading reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Public health officials' predictions with regard to AIDS reported Condition of "Baby Jesse" Sepulveda, in Loma Linda (California) Medical Center after heart transplant, noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Former Haitian leader Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier's flight from Haiti recalled; his father said called "Papa Doc" Duvalier. Intro. given to reporter Barbara Walters' interview with Duvalier and family.
(NYC: Barbara Walters) Interview shown; scenes from "20/20" television show shown. Duvaliers' residence in France noted. [Michele DUVALIER - comments on public perception of self and husband.] [Jean-Claude DUVALIER - (through translator) comments with regard to public perception and with regard to alleged torture under his regime.] Reporter asks with regard to alleged payment to decorator from national defense account [Jean-Claude DUVALIER - responds.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Upcoming broadcast of entire interview on "20/20" TV show noted.
(London, England: John Laurence) British efforts with regard to American tourists noted; details given, scenes shown from London Tourist Board. [American TOURISTS - comment.] Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's invitation to some Americans to attend tea noted. [THATCHER - talks to guests.] Tourist Jerry Ford, said to make first visit since World War II. [Mr. and Mrs. Jerry FORD - comment about trip.]