This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Events in Middle East previewed.
(Tel Aviv, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Incidents of Palestinian uprisings on W. Bank and in Jerusalem featured; scenes shown. [On "This Wk"., Israeli representative Benjamin NETANYAHU - accuses Palestinians of lying about renouncing terrorism.] [PLO spokesperson Bassam ABU SHARIF - says Palestinians will continue to throw rocks in Israeli-occupied territories.] Issue of Israeli-Palestinian dialog noted. [Israeli foreign minister Shimon PERES - says he will meet with Palestinians who seek peace.] [Knesset member Lova ELIAV - says Israel should start negotiating with PLO.] Options open to Israel discussed. [Econs. minister Gad YAACOBI - discusses issue of Israeli rule over Palestinians.] Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat mentioned.
(No location given: Hilary Bowker) Mtg. of Arafat and Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in Cairo, Egypt, reported; scenes shown. [ARAFAT - discusses peace.] Issue of United States interpretation of Arafat's renunciation of terrorism detailed; statement of Arafat's second-in-command in Fatah wing of PLO, Salah Khalaf, that PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) attacks against Israeli military targets will continue reported
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Prediction by State Department official Richard Murphy that United States will be able to tell if Arafat keeps his word about terrorism reported [On "This Wk.", MURPHY - comments about terrorism.] Murphy's reply to question about refusal of Secretary of State George Shultz to allow Arafat to speak at United Nations in United States and later opening of United States-PLO dialogue quoted.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Ending of rescue operations and beginning of rebuilding in earthquake-stricken Armenia, USSR , noted. Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Remembrances of victims and plight of survivors of earthquake reported; scenes shown from services in Leninakan and of Mother Teresa arriving in area. City of Spitak shown before and after quake.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) "Washington Post" story on differing opinions on issue of funds for nuclear weapons plant safety from Energy Secretary John Herrington and White House chief of staff Ken. Duberstein reported
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Lisa Steinberg child abuse case mentioned. Report introduced.
(NYC: Ron Claiborne) Child abuse case involving death of Jessica Cortez featured; photos shown, scenes shown of arrest of mother Abigail Cortez and her boyfriend Adrian Lopez. [Mayor Ed KOCH - says he would dip suspects in oil.] Trial of Joel Steinberg for death of adopted daughter, Lisa, reviewed; scenes shown of mother Hedda Nussbaum in court [Jessica's grandmother Annamaria BERRIOS -discusses prior abuse of child.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) New wave of gang violence in Los Angeles, California, reported
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Announcement of end of special services in San Francisco, California, Roman Catholic churches for homosexuals reported; details given of comments by Pope John Paul II. Report introduced.
(San Francisco, California: Gary Shepard) Special masses for gay and lesbian worshippers featured; details given of struggle between Catholic church and gay support group Dignity; scenes shown from church service at Saint Boniface Church. [Archbishop John QUINN - comments.] Pope's views on homosexuality reviewed. [Dignity spokesperson Dan. COTA - discusses beliefs.] [Monsignor Patrick O'SHEA - says any intimacy outside of marriage is wrong.] [Parishioner Richard CLINTON - expresses disappointment with archbishop's decision.] [QUINN - says Catholic facilities can't be used to promote immortality.] [COTA - says church wants us to pretend.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Theft in Boston, Massachusetts, of car carrying bridal party reported
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Clerk Betty Murphy reported fired by mayor of Clay, West Virginia, for putting up humorous sign in city hall.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(Studio: Ray Gandolf) Pro football scores from games between Philadelphia Eagles-Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets-New York Giants, Cleveland Browns-Houston Oilers reported; game film shown. Horse racing jockey Willie Shoemaker profiled; scenes shown. [SHOEMAKER - says he will race one more year] [Jockeys Sandy HAWLEY, Lafitt PINCAY, Pat DAY, Julie KRONE - praise Shoemaker.] Racing scenes shown from today's Balmoral Park races and from 1986 Kentucky Derby. [SHOEMAKER - discusses winning ride on Ferdinand; recalls his birth; discusses physical part of riding; talks about career after riding.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(NYC: Ann Compton) Best-selling Christmas toys featured; details given, scenes shown of Mario Brothers game cartridge for Nintendo video game. [On Nintendo hot, MAN - tells caller how to win game.] Continue success of Barbie doll reported; scenes shown of kids playing with dolls. [Author of "Buy Me, Buy Me", Joanne OPPENHEIM - explains openendedness of dolls and kids' imagination.]