This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Areas of disagreement about situation in Panama reported Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: John Qui
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Two more Palestinians reported dying in West Bank while Secretary of State George Shultz continued his shuttle diplomacy reported
(Jerusalem, Israel: John McWethy) Discussion of peace plans by Shultz with both Jordan and Israel reported; details given, scenes shown; absence of King Hussein from talks explained. Shultz shown briefing both Israeli foreign min. Shimon Peres and Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir. Possibility of election referendum in Israel to determine how to deal with American peace plan reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Issue of restrictions on press in Israeli- occupied territories reported Report introduced.
(W. Bank: Dean Reynolds) Confrontation between Israeli forces and stone-throwing Palestinians in West Bank reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) March by church leaders in Capetown, South Africa, to protest government ban on political activities reported; details given, scenes shown of arrests of religion leaders Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Allan Boesak.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Rioting in Republican of Azerbaijan and quiet in Republican of Armenia in USSR reported Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Film footage of recent nationalistic protest in Armenia shown. Territorial dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan described. Promise by Mikhail Gorbachev to examine ethnic grievances reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Soviet missile factory reported to turn to making baby carriages following Senator ratification of US-USSR arms control treaty.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Several cands. reported pulling out of upcoming Nashville, Tennessee, debate. Report introduced.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Jim Wooten) campaign. of Democrat cands. in South reported; scenes shown of Jesse Jackson dining at Atlanta, Georgia, bar association [JACKSON - says New South has challenge.] [Representative Richard GEPHARDT - campaigns. on economy issues.] Cands. reported sounding old South Populist themes. [Senator Albert GORE - campaigns.] Statue of famous Georgia political Tom Watson shown; historical film shown of Louisiana governor Huey Long and Alabama governor George Wallace. [In 1965, Martin Luther KING, Junior - says no one will turn us around in Alabama.] 1965 Voting Rights Act recalled. Historical roots of Populism in South detailed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Comments by Senator Robert Dole about "toughness" as pres. quality quoted Report introduced.
(DC: Brit Hume) Dole's changing of his image on campaign trail featured; details given, scenes shown. Dole TV ad criticizing Vice President George Bush on tax issue shown. [On NBC, DOLE - accuses Bush of lying about Dole's record.] Dole-Mondale debate during 1976 presidential campaign shown. [DOLE - refers to Democrat wars.] Dole's former image as party hatchet man recalled. [In Congress, DOLE - praises tough job held by Senator Robert Byrd.] Dole's role in pushing President Reagan's tax cut, and later tax increase, through Congress recalled. [In 1982, DOLE - talks about raising revenue.] Dole's concern with budget deficit detailed. Firing of Dole campaign aides David Keene and Don. Devine by campaign manager William Brock recalled. Issue of Dole's ability to delegate authority discussed. Photo shown of Bush's war injury. [DOLE - accuses Bush of taking credit for work Dole did with Reagan.] Dole's struggle reiterated.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) 20th anniversary of Kerner Commission report on racism and civil disorder in United States noted; details given of report findings that nation heading toward two separate but unequal societies. Report introduced.
(NYC: Beth Nissen) Current status of black American featured; scenes shown of black American Problems of urban black society reported; scenes shown. [Institution for Policy Studies spokesperson Roger WILKINS - discusses problem of people who have not achieved success.] Historical film of Kerner Commission shown; commission's suggestions noted. [Ex-Kerner Commission member Fred HARRIS - discusses economy shocks.] [University of Chicago William Julius WILSON - explains blacks' dependence on industry jobs.] Empl. statistics for blacks given. Problems of inner city described; scenes shown of homeless. Impact of current "quiet riots" on inner city detailed. Need for government programs to handle problem outlined.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(NYC: John McKenzie) 50th anniversary of creation of Superman character reported; scenes shown from comics, television shows, movies. Appeal of super hero discussed. [DC Comics president Jeanette KAHN - says counterculture of 1960s made Superman less popular then.]