This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Results of ABC News/"Washington Post" tracking poll on Republican cands. outlined on screen. Report introduced.
(Manchester, New Hampshire: Barry Serafin) Endorsement of Vice President George Bush by ex-Senator Barry Goldwater reported [GOLDWATER - says who the hell is more conservative than Bush.] [BUSH - says Goldwater endorsement is what doctor ordered.] Bush-Goldwater TV ad shown. [Dole pollster Richard WIRTHLIN - responds to Bush.] Senator Robert Dole shown campaign [DOLE - says lets see how winning feels.] Pat Robertson shown in boxing ring. Robertson's claim during last debate that USSR missiles are in Cuba recalled. [ROBERTSON - says President has said there have been violations of John F. Kennedy-Nikita Khrushchev accords.] Stmt. from White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater that USSR missile sites in Cuba were destroyed in 1962 and that there are no other missiles deployed there quoted. [ROBERTSON - says joint chiefs of staff chairperson Admiral William Crowe responded to questioning in Senate For. Relations Committee by Senator Jesse Helms by saying there were offensive missiles in Cuba.] Stmt. by Crowe denying Robertson's stmts. quoted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Results of ABC News/"Washington Post" tracking poll on standings of Robertson among Republicans outlined on screen; figs. for Representative Jack Kemp mentioned.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Results of ABC News/"Washington Post" tracking poll on standings of front-runners among Democrat cands. outlined on screen. Report introduced.
(Manchester, New Hampshire: Jim Wooten) Democrat cands.' campaign in New Hampshire featured; details given, scenes shown of cands. on campaign trail. Images projected by Governor Michael Dukakis, Representative Richard Gephardt, Senator Paul Simon detailed. Cands.' portrayal of each other noted. [GEPHARDT - attacks Simon's tax position.] [On NBC, SIMON - proclaims tax position and attacks Gephardt; criticizes Dukakis.] [DUKAKIS - responds to Simon.] [GEPHARDT - attacks Dukakis.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Results of ABC News/"Washington Post" tracking poll on standings of Democrats back in the pack outlined on screen. Report introduced. (Tilton, New Hampshire: Richard Threlkeld) Jesse Jackson's campaign featured. [From his campaign train, JACKSON - campaigns.; says expectations of campaign have risen.] Incr. in Jackson's clout since 1984 reported; campaign train shown. [JACKSON - campaigns. on economy issues.] "Jackson factor" noted. [MAN - says other cands. will have to focus in on what Jackson says.] Possible role for Jackson at Democratic Convention detailed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Profile of New Hampshire featured; scenes shown of cands. campaign [Service station owner John SARETTE - discusses personal economy philosophy.] Physical and socioecon. changes in New Hampshire reported; scenes shown. [University of Massachusetts professor Ralph WHITEHEAD - discusses new class of voters in New Hampshire.] Econ. growth and population changes in New Hampshire noted. [New Hampshire WOMAN - describes preferred pol. type.] New voter, the "bright collar" voter, profiled. [Communications director Mike NETKOVICK - describes qualifications for president] [Public health consultant Ann KRONSER, first WOMAN - tell what kind of cand. they seek.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Appearance of Austrian President Kurt Waldheim on Austrian television to call charges against him slanderous reported Interview by ABC introd.
(Vienna, Austria: Pierre Salinger, Ted Koppel) Exclusive interview with Waldheim featured. [WALDHEIM - says has nothing to hide about military record.] Report from historical commission recalled. [WALDHEIM - says didn't commit or participate in war crimes; denies lying and calls accusations unfounded; says hopes friends in United States will believe him.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings; Pierre Salinger) Discussion of Waldheim's support by Austrian people and his refusal to resign as president reported Interview noted subject of tonight's "Nightline".
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Athens, Greece: Charles Glass) Explosion from mine reported damaging ship that was chartered by PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) to carry Palestinian deportees back to Israel reported; car bombing of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) officials in Cyprus recalled; scenes shown. [PLO official Bassam Abu SHAREEF - blames Israel for both incidents.] Denial of charges by Israel noted. Stmt. by Israeli defense minister Yitzhak Rabin that Israel would use any means to stop voyage reported Struggle between Israel and Palestinians over who has right to return noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Arrest of 2 Israeli soldiers for allegedly burying 4 Palestinians alive in recent incident in West Bank reported; details given, scenes shown. Stmts. from 2 of victims, Issam and Mousan Ishtiah, describing incident reported; response from Israeli commanding General Amram Mitzna given. Investigation into incident reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Winning of men's downhill ski race by Swiss Pirmin Zurbriggen reported Report introduced.
(Calgary, Canada: Dick Schaap) Great Britain's only ski jumper, Eddie Edwards, featured; scenes shown of "fan club" greeting Edwards. [EDWARDS - comments; says always wanted to represent Great Britain.] [Mother Jeanette EDWARDS - says Eddie was always doing silly things.] Edwards' athletic career detailed. [EDWARDS - explains staying in mental hospital because it was cheap; explains skiing accident.] Edwards shown ski jumping.