This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Background to bus hijacking in Ordzhonikidze, USSR , reviewed. Report introduced.
(Ben-Gurion Airport, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Flying of hijackers to Israel featured; details given, scenes shown, exchange between pilot and airport communications played and quoted on screen. [Israeli defense minister Yitzhak RABIN - comments on surrender of hijackers.] Intercommunication between Israel and USSR during incident detailed; implications for USSR - Israeli relations examined.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Jerry King) Events of hijacking in USSR and government's handling of case featured; scenes shown. [Soviet SPOKESPERSON - (thru translator) says armed bandits have commandeered school business] Briefness of coverage of incident on Soviet television noted. Unusual nature of handling of hijacking by Soviet government and of cooperation between USSR and Israel reiterated.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Jim Wooten) Mtg. between former opponents President-elect George Bush and Governor Michael Dukakis featured; scenes shown. [BUSH - comments on meeting] [While answering press questions, DUKAKIS - criticizes borrowing and spending by President Reagan's administration] Pat Robertson shown with Bush. Construction of Bush cabinet updated; concern over background of likely Defense Department head John Tower reviewed. List of corporation execs. who may be reluctant to serve as Defense Department deputies outlined on screen. [BUSH - says we are ahead of schedule.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Weather problem delaying space shuttle launch noted. Report introduced.
(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Morton Dean) Launching of space shuttle Atlantis featured; scenes shown of liftoff. [Marshall Spaceflight Center dir. J.R. THOMPSON - praises mission.] Spy satellite on board noted; animation shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Monthly unempl. figs. given. Stk. Mkt. Report
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Court decision involving child infected by transfusion by AIDS-tainted blood reported Report introduced.
(San Francisco, California: Ken Kashiwahara) Case involving Michael Osborn, who contracted AIDS through transfusion in 1983 at Irwin Memorial Blood Bank, featured; scenes shown. [Mother Mary OSBORN - hopes decision will make blood bank industry more careful.] [Blood bank attorney Duncan BARR - defends blood bank.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Deportation of five Cubans who came to United States in Mariel boatlift reported Report introduced.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Al Dale) Plans to return refugees to Cuba reported; details given of reaction of Miami, Florida, Cuban community, scenes shown. [Cuban attorney Rafael PENALVER - says decision legitimizes Fidel Castro's regime.] Riots by Cuban prisoners in Louisiana and Atlanta, Georgia, recalled; scenes shown from November, 1987. Future deportations predicted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reports of fighting at military base outside Buenos Aires, Argentina, detailed; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) United Nations General Assembly reported voting to move its meeting to Geneva, Switzerland, so that PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat can speak. Only United States and Israel noted opposing move.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Subject matter of American Agenda segments reviewed. Report introduced.
(Camden Cnty., New Jersey, Ned Potter) American's garbage problem featured; statistics given, scenes shown from Camden Cnty. landfill. [Environment Defense Fund spokesperson Fred KRUPP - says United States has a throwaway society.] One family's packaging purchases cited as example [Pepsi-Cola Company spokesperson Sal PORRAZZO - discusses plastic packaging.] Shortage of landfill space noted; packaging and garbage alternatives noted. Incr. profitability of recycling detailed; scenes shown of recycling in Camden. [Waste management consultant Gordon BOYD - explains exporting of scrap metal.] [KRUPP - predicts future problems.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Subjects for next week's American Agenda previewed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) New prime minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, first modern woman to lead a Moslem nation, profiled. [BHUTTO - calls for reconciliation.] [MOTHER - says she seemed so vulnerable.] [Carnegie Endowment Selig HARRISON - discusses Bhutto's political background.] Rule of her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, as prime minister in 1970s and recent death of Muhammad Zia ul-Haq, the man who overthrew him, recalled; scenes shown. [Opposition leader Syeda Abida HUSSAIN - comments on deification of Benazir.] Bhutto's biography, include her exile, reviewed; photos shown. [BHUTTO - discusses Zia.] [Memoirs co-author Linda FRANCKE - says Bhutto's agenda has long been to return Pakistan to democrat] Zia's death in plane crash and following election noted. [BHUTTO - says "let the past rest."] Problems in Pakistan facing Bhutto reviewed. [BHUTTO - discusses future of Pakistan.] President Reagan's support of Zia recalled; question of President-elect George Bush's support of Bhutto mentioned.