This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Jackie Judd) Announcement by President-elect George Bush that Nicholas Brady will stay on as Treasury Secretary to pursue American's economy problems reported [BUSH - discusses economy and budget deficit.] [BRADY - says he has no comments about the dollar.] [Prospective chief of staff Governor John SUNUNU - comments about his talks with Bush in Florida.] Bush campaign aide Craig Fuller mentioned.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement that Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev will meet with both President Reagan and President-elect George Bush in December when he is in NYC to speak at the United Nations reported Report introduced.
(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Nature of meeting featured. [REAGAN - says it won't be a summit meeting] Expectations about meeting reviewed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Issues of Palestinian recognition of state of Israel and PLO's declaration of independent Palestinian state in Israeli-occupied territories noted. Report introduced.
(Ramallah, West Bank: Dean Reynolds) Extensive crackdown by Israelis in occupied territories featured; details given of curfew in Bethlehem and Gaza Strip, scenes shown. [Palestinian journalist Hanna SENIORA, MAN - respond to Palestinian announcements.] [Israeli foreign minister Shimon PERES - calls resolutions meaningless.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) International reaction to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) meeting noted; details given of recognition of Palestinian state by Egypt, Jordan and other ntns. Report introduced.
(DC: John McWethy) United States response to Palestinian stmts. featured; scenes shown. [PLO leader Yasir ARAFAT - says the ball is now in the Americans' court] Stmts. from President Reagan and President-elect George Bush noted. [BUSH - comments.] [Brookings Institution William QUANDT - says Palestinians have made a major step.] Likelihood that United States will still not talk to PLO, until further stmts. about Israel's security are made, explained.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) First unmanned flight by Soviet space shuttle noted. Report introduced.
(No location given: Jim Slade) Description of Soviet shuttle's flight featured; scenes shown. [Soviet space specialist James OBERG - discusses flight; says Sovs. have now matched us in space flight.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Govt. warning to farmers about overdue loan noted. Report introduced.
(Ringgold Cnty., Iowa: Chris Bury) Status of loan to farmers from Farmers Home Admin. featured; scenes shown of Iowa farmer Bob Andrews plowing fields. [ANDREWS - discusses financial predicament.] [Farmers' advocate Dan LEVITAS - says many will lose farms.] Suspicion about timing of foreclosure notices week after election noted. [Senator Patrick LEAHY, Farmers Home Admin. Vance CLARK - discuss timing of notices.] Prospect of many farmers renegotiating their loans discussed. [Iowa State Univ. Dr. Neil HARL - compares foreclosure situation to earlier years.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Monthly figs. for retail sales and industry product given. Stk. Mkt. Report
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Drug problem in small town American noted. Report introduced.
(Sterling, Kansas: Beth Nissen) Drug problem in small towns like Sterling, Kansas, featured; scenes shown. [At Ray's Buffet restaurant, PEOPLE - talk about town.] [Drug addict James DAVIS - says drug problem exists here, too.] [Police ofr. Steve BUNDY - comments on drugs.] Special problems in war on drugs in small town described. [Police ofr. Ron GROTH - says undercover operation is needed.] [DAVIS - talks about problems and cost of drug treatment program.] Efforts by state of Kansas to deal with drug problem detailed. [Kansas health commissioner Andrew O'DONOVAN - comments on need to work with small towns.] Emphasis on drug education noted.; scenes shown from Sterling HS. [STUDENT, Principal Mike NEAL - comment.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tentative agreement to withdraw Cuban troops from Angola in return for South Africa's ending of its rule in Namibia reported; scenes shown from Geneva, Switzerland, conference mediated by United States negotiator Chester Crocker.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) First open election in Pakistan in decade noted; overthrow of government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto by Muhammad Zia ul-Haq, who died in plane crash last August, recalled. Report introduced.
(Karachi, Pakistan: Mark Litke) Possibility that Pakistan's election may be won by woman, Benazir Bhutto, featured; details given, scenes shown. [BHUTTO - says there is enthusiasm for democrat] Opposition to Bhutto and nation's social problems detailed. [WOMAN - hopes for democrat government] [US ambassador to Pakistan Robert OAKLEY - discusses election] Role of army in Pakistan pols. noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Blairsville, Georgia: Al Dale) Dvt. of Wilderness Scouts of American in poverty-stricken area of Georgia featured; scenes shown from north Georgia Appalachian Mtns. [Founder Harold CORNWELL - discusses scout projects.] [Elderly WOMAN - says she enjoys being helped.] [KIDS - talk about helping.] Boy Scouts of American reported threatening to take group to court unless it changes its name. [Boy Scouts of American spokesperson Frank HEBB - says name is copyrighted.] [CORNWELL - responds.]