This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Stmt. by Alexander Haig about being in charge after President Reagan shot recalled. Report introduced.
(Manchester, New Hampshire: Barry Serafin) Announcement by candidate Haig of withdrawal from presidential campaign reported [HAIG - announces withdrawal as Republican cand.; endorses Senator Robert Dole.] [DOLE - expresses appreciation; says Haig is now "one of us."] Vice President George Bush shown throwing snowballs. [BUSH - responds to Haig.] Cands. Representative Jack Kemp, Pat Robertson and Pierre du Pont mentioned.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Results of tracking poll of Republican and Democrat cands. in New Hampshire outlined on screen.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.
(Manchester, New Hampshire: Jim Wooten) Verbal confrontation between Senator Paul Simon and Representative Richard Gephardt reported [SIMON - calls tax bills a snow job.] Simon's attack on Gephardt record outlined on screen; Simon TV ad & Gephardt letter to television station calling for equal time detailed. [Simon campaign manager William CARRICK - comments.] Gephardt shown campaign in snowy weather. Plans for negative ads. by Simon attacking Governor Michael Dukakis noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Investigation by special prosecutor of Attorney General Edwin Meese's role in Middle East pipeline project reported Report introduced.
(DC: Dennis Troute) Issue of memo from E. Robert Wallach to Meese concerning plan for building of Iraqi pipeline and Meese's awareness of plan to pay off Israelis reported [Swiss busman. Bruce RAPPAPORT - says memo refers to payment of money to government of Israel.] Stmt. by Rappaport that no bribery attempted noted. Issue of Meese and ethical concerns noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Zelnick) Incident in Black Sea between United States Navy ships Yorktown and Caron attempting to assert right of innocent passage inside territorial waters and USSR warships tracking them reported; details given, map shown. [Naval operations Captain Jerry FLYNN - says it was routine passage.]
(S:Ted Koppel) Sentencing by Italy of Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal for masterminding 1985 attack on Rome airport reported; Abu Nidal noted still at large.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Trade deficit figs. for December reported Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Ken Kashiwahara) Exporting of Japanese prods. from US to Japan featured; details given, scenes shown. Shipping of American-made Sony, Hitachi, Honda prods. to Japan reported [Honda spokesperson Kurt ANTONIUS - says it's first time Honda has exported car to Japan.] Role of falling dollar and rising yen on such deals noted. [Auto industry analyst Christopher CEDERGREN - explains procedure.] Role of tougher trade bill on deals noted. [Carnegie Endowment spokesperson Clyde PRESTOWITZ - talks about political pressure on Japanese.] Irony of situation noted.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Prod. prices given. Stk. Mkt. Report
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.
(No location given: Beth Nissen) Early awareness by children of violence and use of guns reported; details given, scenes shown. [KIDS - talks about seeing violence.] [Teenager Gary Shannon EDWARDS - says gun made him feel powerful.] [Massachusetts commissioner of health Dr. Deborah PROTHROW-STITH - discusses society in which heroes use guns.] Scenes shown from "Rambo: First Blood: Part II". [Boston City Hospital pediatrician Dr. Howard SPIVAK - says if children see violent problem-solving around them, they will use it too.] Baseball brawl scenes shown. Program in Boston, Massachusetts, to teach kids how to safely deal with anger reported [ADULTS and KIDS - discuss consequences of violence.] [PROTHROW-STITH - says need is to change attitudes toward violence.] television public service ads. shown from Boston program. [Disguised TEENAGER - says gun is used for death.] Incident of violence in Pinellas Park, Florida, yesterday shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's opening of Winter Olympics previewed. Report introduced.
(Calgary, Canada: Dick Schaap) Performances of Americans in Winter Olympics in past recalled; scenes shown of speed skater Eric Heiden, 1980 hockey team, figure skater Scott Hamilton. [USOC executive director Baaron PITTENGER - expects winning of medals, but few gold medals.] Single gold medal win in 1968 by skater Peggy Fleming recalled. Reasons for US' lack of dominance in Winter Olympics detailed; skater Debi Thomas mentioned. [US luger Bonny WARNER - talks about East Germany's athletes.] Expected performances of figure skaters Thomas, Brian Boitano and speed skaters noted. [US speed skater Jeff KAIBER - comments.] [US skier Debbie ARMSTRONG - comments.] [US biathlete Josh THOMPSON - explains training.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) History of Calgary and its becoming Olympic site featured; details given, scenes shown from "Calgary Stampede" rodeo. Impact of oil boom bust on Calgary noted. [Mayor Ralph KLEIN - discusses recession.] [Renaissance Energy Company spokesperson Ron GREEN - explains cutbacks.] Financing of Calgary's Olympics detailed. [MAN - says city can produce.] [KLEIN - describes city's image.] Profitability of Olympics to city mentioned.