This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(London, England: John Laurence) Rescue effort reported in progress after British passenger ferry sank in English Channel off Zeebrugge, Belgium; number missing cited. Details given, scenes shown. [Voice of SURVIVOR - describes ordeal; remarks transcribed on screen.] Apparent circumstances of ship's sinking reported [Voice of rescue CAPT. - describes scene.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) [Voice of Townsend Thoresen Shipping spokesperson Raymond NOSSENT - describes current status of rescue operation.] No. known dead so far, according to Reuters, mentioned.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Significance of Secretary of State George Shultz's upcoming Moscow, USSR , meeting with foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze for arms control agreement cited.
(DC: Sheilah Kast) President Reagan's White House meeting today with arms control negotiators said illustrating his continued campaign to appear in control of administration; White House photograph shown. [National security adviser Frank CARLUCCI - announces Shultz-Shevardnadze meeting] [Negotiator Max KAMPELMAN - denies Reagan's effort is meant to regain popularity pts. lost due to Iran arms scandal.] [REAGAN - denies he's marking time until end of term.] [Chief of staff Howard BAKER - hopes for arms control progress.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Unusualness of President's comments en route to Camp David noted.
(DC: Bob Zelnick) Factors underlying USSR cooperativeness at this point examined; details given, scenes shown. [Soviet expert John STEINBRUNER - notes Pershing missiles in Europe threatening USSR ; explains halt to Soviet demand that SDI/Star Wars be linked.] Role played by Iran arms scandal and Tower commission report noted. [Soviet diplomacy Vitaly CHERKIN - feels they can deal with Reagan administration] Mikhail Gorbachev's domestic political pressures considered.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) "Progressive" magazine reported claiming National Sec. Agency continued bugging Robert McFarlane's home telephone after he resigned.
(DC: John Martin) Mag.'s allegations outlined on screen, discussed. Reactions of McFarlane and wife and of NSA noted. System's status explained. [Intelligence analyst James BAMFORD - notes United States policy of monitoring government phones.] Possible implications for Iran arms scandal considered.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) February unemployment reported Stk. Mkt. Report
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Records of companies doing business with Drexel Burnham Lambert, Incorporated reported subpoenaed as investigations into takeover attempts, incl. that of Harris Graphics, continue.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Steps necessary to halt growing insider trading violations on Wall Street considered. [US attorney Rudolf GIULIANI, Dillon Read and Company chairperson Nicholas BRADY, takeover specialist Asher EDELMAN, Senator Howard METZENBAUM, The Blackstone Group chairperson Peter PETERSON - discuss current situation, factors leading to insider trading violations.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Status of Writers Guild of America strike against ABC and CBS reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) No. CBS News personnel being laid off due to budget cutbacks reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Hospitalization of Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess reported; details given.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Pope John Paul II reported asking state to pardon would-be assassin Mehmet Ali Agca; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Canyon City, Colorado: Roger Caras) Colorado prison system's program allowing inmates to train wild horses for sale to indivs. featured; details given, scenes shown. [Veterinarian Dr. Ron ZAIDLICZ - explains benefits of training inmates to break horses.] Zaidlicz and cowboy Tony Bainbridge mentioned in charge of program. [Inmate John WARE - cites long-term advantages to inmates.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Discovery of plaster model used by Michelangelo to sculpt The David reported; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Chief of staff Howard Baker profiled; scenes shown. [BAKER - defines his role in President Reagan's administration] [Conservative activist Richard VIGUERIE - accuses administration of taking turn to left with Baker's appointed] [Senator Alan CRANSTON - cites Baker's attributes for job.] [VIGUERIE - considers Baker, next to President,most powerful Republican in cntry.] [BAKER - is aware that Reagan is President and he is not.] Withdrawal of Robert Gates' nomination as CIA director, nomination of FBI director William Webster as agency's director, President's Iran arms scandal speech noted occurring since Baker assumed post. [BAKER - acknowledges that accepting job eliminated him as contender for President] Baker's personal background, include relationship with father- in-law, the late Senator Everett Dirksen, reviewed; photos shown. [BAKER - considers pols. his hobby, photography his first love.] [Senator Alan SIMPSON - notes improved White House atmosphere under Baker.] [BAKER - is optimistic over final mos. of Reagan administration]