This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Standings of Vice President George Bush, Senator Robert Dole and other Republican cands. in poll on "Super Tuesday" in South reported [DOLE - says makes decisions and gets things done.] Percentages for Pat Robertson and Representative Jack Kemp explained. Poll results for Democrats outlined on screen; standings of Jesse Jackson, Governor Michael Dukakis, Senator Albert Gore, Representative Richard Gephardt explained. [Jimmy CARTER - discusses presidential race.] Senator Paul Simon and Gary Hart mentioned.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) "Beauty contest" vote on president cands. in VT reported; Vice President George Bush and Governor Michael Dukakis said favorites.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Criticism of United States by new Panama President Manuel Solis Palma reported Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: John Qui
(Studio: Peter Jennings) State Department reported adding Panama to list of ntns. ineligible for United States aid due to drug enforcement policies; other countries on list named. Report introduced.
(No location given: Mark Potter) Problem of drug trafficking in West Hemisphere featured; scenes shown of arrests and funerals related to drug dealing in Colombia. [Colombia editor Francisco SANTOS - says drug dealers are more powerful than state.] [DEA spokesperson John LAWN - says Colombia only forecasts what can happen elsewhere.] Steps in drug product in South American outlined on screen; ntns. named. Cocaine smuggling charges against Haitian mil. figure Jean-Claude Paul reported; indictments against Panama's Manuel Noriega recalled. [Representative Charles RANGEL - discusses threat of drug trafficking to national security] Criticism of President Reagan's refusal to get tough with trafficking ntns. reported [Representative Larry SMITH - says administration can't say no to dictators.] Expansion of drug network in region reiterated.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Freeing of Scandinavians working for United Nations who were kidnapped last month in Lebanon reported Status of kidnapping of Lieutenant Colonel William Higgins reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Mtg. of Secretary of State George Shultz with Jordan's King Hussein in London, England, to discuss Middle East peace efforts reported; details given.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stamping of letters in Great Britain with words "Jesus is alive!" by postal service reported; private payment for this service explained; Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher mentioned.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Arrival of President Reagan in Brussels, Belgium, for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting reported Report introduced
(Brussels, Belgium: Pierre Salinger) Europe's concern about impact of US-USSR arms treaties on Europe featured; details given, scenes shown. Complex defense problems for European ntns. reported posed by INF treaty signed by Mikhail Gorbachev and Reagan. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) conference aims of Great Britain detailed; Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's concerns about threat of USSR explained. [THATCHER - says nuclear-free Europe would not be a war-free Europe.] West Germany's concern about consequences of treaty detailed. [German parliament member Volker RUEHE - says short-range missiles in Germany can only be used on German soil.] Participation of French president in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit reported [President Francois MITTERRAND - (thru translator) says summit must determine disarmament policy.] Issue of cooperation between France-W. Germany noted. [French Institution of For. Relations spokesperson Pierre LELLOUCHE - says France no longer American protectorate.] USSR 's campaign to soften European public opinion detailed; scenes shown. Role of conference in determining defense dangers in Europe discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Monthly figs. for index of economy indicators given. Stk. Mkt. Report
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Attempts by Pat Robertson to head off libel suit reported Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Brian Rooney) Pat Robertson's career as soldier during Korean war reported basis of lawsuit with Pete McCloskey; historical film shown. [Ex-Congress McCLOSKEY - says Robertson said father Willis Robertson would get him out of combat.] [ROBERTSON - says asked for no favors.] Reports from other servicemen mentioned. [Ex-Marine John GEARHART - says Robertson said "it's all set."] Photos of Robertson in Korea shown. [Ex-Marine Leo CRONIN - discusses Robertson's job in Army in Korea.] [ROBERTSON - denies charges.] [McCLOSKEY - says Robertson chickened out.] Impending lawsuit reiterated.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Challenge of "Super Tuesday" to Senator Albert Gore reported Report introduced.
(DC: Sam Donaldson) Gore campaign featured; scenes shown from campaign trail. [GORE - says he knows about growing tobacco.] Gore's background profiled; "Doonesbury" comic strip shown; wife Tipper Gore shown. Gore's pro-admin. position on Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini and Persian Gulf reported [GORE - comments.] [GORE, Governor Michael DUKAKIS - disagree on foreign policy.] Endorsing of Gore by "The New Republic" magazine mentioned. [MD shipyard WORKERS - call Gore conservative.] [Virginia RESIDENTS - say Gore is liberal.] [GORE - challenges Representative Richard Gephardt.] Gore's voting inconsistencies detailed. Gore's campaign style explained; scenes shown. [GORE - campaigns.] TV ad campaign shown. Gore's political future outlined.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Charles Murphy) Adaptation of Japanese business execs. training program to United States featured; details given, scenes shown of "Hell Camp" training. [Student Anthony CRAIG - explains program.] Scenes shown from training program in Japan. United States executive shown singing school song at mall. [Instructor Dan GALITZ - explains trying to raise students' consciousness.] [Student Debi ALAGNA - says used to be frustrated.] Scenes shown from "Hell Camp" graduation.