This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Intro. to live broadcast from San Antonio, Texas, given. Report introduced.
(Sacramento, California: Brit Hume) campaign. by Vice President George Bush in California featured; scenes shown from California Highway Patrol Academy in Sacramento. [PATROLMAN - offers Bush a plaque.] [BUSH - says Democratic leadership is remnant of '60s.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Warren, Michigan: Sam Donaldson) campaign. by Governor Michael Dukakis in Midwest featured; scenes shown. [In black church in Kansas City, Missouri, DUKAKIS - says his administration would attack apartheid in South Africa.] [In Warren, Michigan, DUKAKIS - campaigns. for American workers.] Support of Michigan Governor James Blanchard for Dukakis noted. [campaign. spokesperson John SASSO - says polls are moving toward Dukakis.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Floundering of Dukakis campaign in Texas despite presence of Texan Senator Lloyd Bentsen noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Presidential campaign in Texas featured; history of Texas as independent republic recalled; scenes shown from campaign [Vice President George BUSH - campaigns. in Texas.] Bush's issues that are selling well in Texas detailed. [In restaurant, TEXANS - talk about issues.] campaign. by Texas Republicans against Governor Michael Dukakis noted. [Bush campaign consultant Karl ROVE - criticizes liberals.] Pledge of Allegiance issue noted. [TEXANS - back pledge.] Gun control issue detailed; Dukakis ad shown. [TEXANS - want to keep their guns.] [Texas Democratic party spokesperson Ed MARTIN - predicts a backlash against Bush.] Texas reported voting to freeze its prison furlough program. Report introduced.
(Hays Cnty., Texas: Jim Wooten) Impt. of Senator Lloyd Bentsen's Democrat machine in Texas for Dukakis' chances explained; details given, scenes shown from rural Texas. [BENTSEN - campaigns.] [Texas Republican John WEAVER - comments.] [Rancher Dudley WEYERHAUSEN - praises Bentsen.] [Democrat strategist Greg HARTMAN - hopes to pick up points on election day.] [Dukakis Texas spokesperson Tom COSGROVE - likens election to old Westerns.] Lyndon Johnson and '60 campaign mentioned.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Electoral votes in South examined; map shown. Likelihood of clean sweep by Vice President George Bush over Governor Michael Dukakis in region noted.
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.
(Barrow, AK: Gary Shepard) Freeing of whales trapped in ice off AK coast featured; scenes shown. [Federal rescue coordinator Ron MORRIS - says whales have clear sailing.]
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Reversal of decision by French drug company not to market abortion pill reported Report introduced.
(DC: George Strait) French government reported ordering Groupe Roussel Uclaf drug company to reopen sales of abortion pill. [French minister of health Claude EVIN - (thru translator) says this method should be available to French women.] RU 486 explained. [National Right to Life spokesperson Richard GLASGOW - says group is against drugs that kill unborn babies.]
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Rally in Prague, Czechoslovakia, to mark 70th anniversary of republic reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Annual budget deficit announced.
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Announcement by Pentagon of computer contract with American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) reported
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.
(DC: Kathleen deLaski) Govt. reported banning lawn darts as dangerous; scenes shown from Nashville, Tennessee, hospital of girl, Amy Herron, injured by lawn dart this week [Mother Sue TUCKER - talks about daughter's injury from lawn dart.] Lobbying efforts against lawn darts by David Snow, whose daughter was killed by dart, explained. [SNOW - comments.]
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Record fine against meatpacker John Morrell and Company reported; details given of OSHA findings about worker safety at company
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Pol. power for Hispanic-Americans through the ballot box featured; scenes shown. [Committee Org. for Public Service spokesperson Rev. Rosendo URRABAZO - says the vote is our power.] Fast-growing nature of Hispanic segment of United States population noted. [MAN -says more people are getting involved now.] History of Hispanic political power in San Antonio explained; scenes shown from city's barrio. [Governor Michael DUKAKIS - campaigns. in Spanish.] TV ad for Vice President George Bush with Spanish subtitles shown.