This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(DC: Tim O'Brien) Emergence of judge Anthony Kennedy as leading cand. for nomination to Supreme Court in wake of withdrawal of Doug. Ginsburg from consideration reported Kennedy's ruling striking down legislature veto and affirmation of decision by Supreme Court detailed. His decision that women are not constitutionally guaranteed same pay for same job as men noted. [September 1985, ex-pres. NOW Eleanor SMEAL - says she has to fight for the obvious.] Other contenders for nomination noted to be Roger Miner and William Wilkins, backed by Senator Strom Thurmond. Defeat in Senate of previous nominee Robert Bork and withdrawal of Ginsburg recalled. President John Tyler's problems in having Supreme Court nominees fail recalled. CIA director William Webster mentioned as most confirmable choice.
(DC: Kenneth Walker) Unwillingness of President Reagan to discuss next nominee reported White House chief of staff Howard Baker and Attorney General Edwin Meese noted cands. for blame for failure of last two nominees. [On CBS, Senator Orrin HATCH - blames people in White House who run for cover during crisis; says he will now look all cands. over carefully.] [On "This Wk." Senator Howell HEFLIN - suggests putting off choice till next year] [Senator Arlen SPECTER - says Reagan must make choice sooner than Heflin suggests.] Issue of confirmability versus choosing a conservative nominee mentioned.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Chronology of Doug. Ginsburg's withdrawal from nomination to Supreme Court reported "Washington Post" report on Ginsburg's second thoughts about withdrawal upon arriving at White House described. White House response noted leading to Ginsburg's reading of withdrawal statement
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Rebecca Chase) Democrat president cands.' admission of smoking marijuana noted taking the spotlight at annual Jefferson/Jackson Day dinner here away from Democrat front-runners Simon, Governor Michael Dukakis and Representative Richard Gephardt. [Bruce BABBITT, Senator Albert GORE - discuss marijuana use in their younger days.] [Reverend Jesse JACKSON, SIMON - says they did not use marijuana.] Split on marijuana issue along generational lines noted. [MEN - talk about the issue.] Republicans noted agreeing past drug use should not be used against cands. [Vice President George BUSH - says drug use should not be a prohibition against public service.] Position in Iowa poll of Republicans Bush and Senator Robert Dole mentioned. [DOLE - discusses challenge from Pat Robertson.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Remembrance Day in North Ireland reported Report introduced.
(London, England: Mike Lee) Bombing in town square in Enniskillen, North Ireland, during service for British war dead reported; details given, scenes shown. [Young BOY - says everyone was running.] [Prime. minister Margaret THATCHER - calls bombing a desecration.] IRA (Irish Republican Army) and history of urban warfare in N. Ireland mentioned.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Mtg. of Arab League summit in Jordan reported Hijacking of boat off coast of Israel by Abu Nidal's Palestinian terrorist org. in order to embarrass King Hussein of Jordan reported
(Tel Aviv, Israel: Hilary Bowker) Seizing of French-registered boat off coast of Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip reported; map shown. Belgium foreign minister Leo Tindemans noted trying to discover what happened to Belgians on boat. Abu Nidal noted blamed for massacre at Rome, Italy and Vienna, Austria, airports in 1985; scenes shown. Israeli military sources noted considering what to do next. Hijackers' claim that attack is blow to King Hussein reported
(Amman, Jordan: Barrie Dunsmore) Yasir Arafat's group, Al-Fatah, said claiming kidnapping was slap at Arab summit host, King Hussein. Arafat and Amir of Kuwait shown arriving for conference Saudi Arabia's sending of Prince Abdallah, not King Fahd, to summit said indicating that Saudis not prepared to fight for strong sanctions against Iran. [Jordan minister of information Mohammed al-KHATIB - says hope is to find way to end Iran-Iraq War.] King Hussein's call for Arab unity discussed. Iraq president Saddam Hussein said hoping for continue Arab support against Iran. Position of president Hafez al-Assad of Syria noted.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Iraq news agency's claim of attack on Baghdad, Iraq, by Iran missile reported
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Warning from South African government officials that recent release of imprisoned Govan Mbeki should be considered trial run that could lead to release of dissident Nelson Mandela if Mbeki remains quiet reported
(Studio: Ray Gandolf) Philadelphia Eagles-Washington Redskins, San Diego Chargers-Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers football games reported; scenes shown courtesy of CBS and NBC Sports. NHL decision of violence in ice hockey reported; details given, scenes shown. ["Sports Illustrated" E.M. SWIFT - discusses hockey violence.] ["Philadelphia Inquirer" Al MORGANTI - says sport sells controlled mayhem.] New York Rangers player Tomas Sandstrom shown being attacked by high-sticking from Dave Brown during two different games. ["Philadelphia Daily News" Jay GREENBERG - says Brown's most recent attack was bad.] [On May 13, NHL president John ZIEGLER - says if the game ain't broke, don't fix it.] ["New York Daily News" Frank BROWN - says officials don't want to end violence.] [SWIFT - says league wants players like Brown to play.] [New York Rangers general manager Phil ESPOSITO - says we may have to add "goons" to our team.] New Ranger players named. [SWIFT - says you can't win without enforcers.] [FANS - discuss violence.] Results of ESPN poll on fans response to hockey violence given.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Alternative names for marijuana noted. Report introduced.
(DC: Jackie Judd) Use of marijuana in 1960s contrasted to 1980s reported [Ex-Mondale campaign manager Bob BECKEL - says children of Age of Aquarius now grown up.] William Scranton's claim that he lost Pennsylvania governor's race because he admitted pot-use reported [SCRANTON - says this generation of pols. must say judge us for who we are.] Voter tolerance of marijuana use discussed. [Conservative analyst Paul WEYRICH - says public wants a balance.] [BECKEL - says we can't keep everyone out of public service who smoked marijuana.] Doug. Ginsburg episode mentioned. Clash of values between young cands. and conservative 1980s discussed. [Author Tom WOLFE - discusses issue of use of marijuana being okay.] ["Rolling Stone" magazine Robert VARE - says we can't judge character on basis of marijuana use.] Scenes from "Woodstock" shown courtesy of Warner Brothers