This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Death of jazz musician Benny Goodman reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Rogers Commission investigation of space shuttle disaster noted. Questions from commission members with regard to NASA's cooperation in answering questions cited.
(NYC: James Walker) President Reagan's directives to NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) administration James Fletcher, with regard to implementing Rogers Commission recommendations noted. Recommendations with regard to flight readiness reviews stated. ABC News information re: NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) procedure for such reviews reported; details given, scenes shown. [Former solid rocket booster chief Lawrence MULLOY - comments with regard to O-ring seals.] NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) records said not offered to commission till after investigation completed. Reactions of commission mbrs., include Robert Hotz and commission executive director Elton Keel, described. Reaction of House Science and Technology Committee mbrs. stated. [Representative Manuel LUJAN - comments.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Mtg. between South Africa President P. West Botha and Bishop Desmond Tutu reported
(Johannesburg, South Africa: Jim Hickey) [TUTU - comments on meeting and state of emergency.] Conditions in South Africa described. Incident with ABC News camera crew noted. [Govt. Info. Bureau spokesperson David STEWARD - comments.] Expulsion of CBS News camera operator cited.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Reagan's remarks with regard to South Africa situation, incl. economy sanctions, quoted; scenes shown. [REAGAN - comments.] Similar views reported held by British Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Situation recapped with regard to United States-USSR relations on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II treaty.
(DC: John McWethy) United States and USSR public relations efforts with regard to arms control issues reported; details given, scenes shown. [USSR minister-counselor Oleg SOKOLOV - comments with regard to United States position on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II.] [USSR Second Secretary Vitaly CHURKIN - comments.] Remarks of Secretary of State George Shultz noted; scenes shown. [REAGAN - comments.] Points at issue in these efforts, include Reagan-Gorbachev summit, cited.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Hijacking of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) flight 847 from Athens, Greece, recalled one year ago.
(No Location Given: Betsy Aaron) Hijacking recalled; details given, scenes shown. [Former hostage Thomas CULLINS - comments.] [Former hostage Clinton SUGGS - comments on death of Navy cohort Robert Stethem during hijacking.] Suggs'life reported saved by flight attendant Uli Derickson. [SUGGS - comments on effect of experience in Lebanon.] [Former hostage Peter HILL - comments.] [CULLINS - comments.] [Pilot, Captain John TESTRAKE - comments.] Situation of former hostage Allyn Conwell, now living in Cairo, Egypt, reported [CONWELL - comments.] Other terrorist incidents over past year, and continuing hostage situations in Lebanon, noted. [SUGGS - comments.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Chicago's "welcome home" for Vietnam veterans reported
(Chicago, Illinois: Jerry King) Details given with regard to parade in Chicago for Vietnam vets. [Veteran Will SMITH - comments.] Participation of General (ret.) William Westmoreland and veteran James Patridge noted. [Parade observer Helen SMITH - comments.] Remembrances of MIAs, and replica of Vietnam Memorial noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Producer price index figs. reported Stk. Mkt. Report
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Death of Benny Goodman, in NYC, reported
(NYC: Bill Blakemore) Goodman's life recalled; details given, scenes shown. Goodman's birth in Chicago mentioned. Frank Sinatra quoted. [Lionel HAMPTON - comments.] [1979, GOODMAN - comments.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Goodman's age noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.; scenes shown. Person of week, chairperson of commission investigating space shuttle disaster, William Rogers, featured. Details of investigation given. [Commission member Dr. Arthur WALKER - comments about Rogers.] [White House chief of staff Don. REGAN - comments.] [House Science and Technology Committee member Representative Manuel LUJAN - comments with regard to desire for further information from commission] Rogers' background at Cornell University, as attorney general under Dwight D. Eisenhower, with civil rights division of Justice Department, and long association with Richard Nixon outlined. [ROGERS - comments on being Secretary State.] [Henry KISSINGER - comments on Rogers as Secretary of State.] [Former undersecretary state Joseph SISCO - comments.] The Rogers Plan for Mideast peace mentioned. [ROGERS - speaks with regard to space commission investigation.] Anecdote with regard to Rogers' diplomacy under Nixon noted.