This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Sam Donaldson) Announcement by President Reagan of setting up of Moscow summit reported [REAGAN - says summit will be May 29-Jun. 2.] Mtg. of Reagan and foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze to discuss arms control issues reported [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) says treaty may be done by summit time.] United States reported more cautious with regard to completion of treaty; tenets of strategic arms treaty outlined on screen. Congress battle over INF treaty reported; call from Senator Jesse Helms for secret sessions to discuss issue of whether or nor Sovs. will live up to INF agreement noted. President Richard Nixon's trip to USSR recalled.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ; DC: John McWethy) Issue of signing of arms control agreement by Shevardnadze and Secretary of State George Shultz discussed. Summit between Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev previewed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stmt. from Pentagon that United States troops in Honduras will come home soon unless situation in Central American changes reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Third day of peace talks between Sandinistas and Contras in Nicaragua reported; scenes shown from Sapoa, Nicaragua.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Continue of general strike in Panama reported; General Manuel Noriega's administration's efforts to go around economy restrictions by banks in US reported; revealing of scheme to Chase Manhattan Bank noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Denial by Iraq of use of chemical weapons against own village reported Report introduced.
(Tehran, Iran: Mike Lee) Mil. video of village of Halabja, Iraq, revealing civilians dead in sts. from chemical poisoning shown; hospitalized mustard gas victims shown. Iranian concern over chemical warfare detailed.
(DC: Bob Zelnick) Western condemnation of chemical warfare in Iran- Iraq war reported; White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater and International Red Cross quoted; scenes shown from Iraqi TV. [Middle East expert George JOFFE - explains use of chemical weaponry by Iraq.] Sources reported stating Iraq mfrs. own chemical weapons. [Mil. analyst Anthony CORDESMAN - says chemical gas easily made.] Countries producing chemical weapons, include Iran, noted; map shown. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - says Iran may also use chemical artillery shells.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Israeli air strikes against Palestinian guerrilla bases in Sidon, Lebanon, reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Arrests of hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli- occupied territories reported Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Israeli policy of arresting Palestinians reviewed; scenes shown. [Israeli defense minister Yitzhak RABIN - says we arrested organizers and instigators.] Exs. of carrying out of arrest policy given. [Palestinian lawyer Jonathan KUTTAB - explains administrative detention.] Status of detention during Camp David accords between then- Prime. Min. Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter recalled.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) United Nations General Assembly reported to reaffirm PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) right to keep United Nations mission in New York City despite United States efforts to close down that mission.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Banning of smoking on all flights by Northwest Airlines reported; banning of smoking on short flights in United States reported set to go into effect.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Alzheimer's disease described. Report introduced.
(Sullivans Island, SC: George Strait) Controversy of FDA's end of testing of Alzheimer's drug, THA, featured. Uses of experimental drug in cases of victims of Alzheimer's disease Thomas Scarborough and Jane Wirsig cited as exs. [Daughter Vivian SCARBOROUGH - discusses father's symptoms.] [Husband Woodrow WIRSIG - discusses wife's symptoms.] Experimental study of patients on THC detailed; FDA (Food and Drug Administration) reported accusing project director Dr. William Summers of falsifying results. [SUMMERS - defends test results.] Support of THA results by scientists from Canada and Sweden reported [McGill Univ. Dr. Serge GAUTHIER - says drug produces dramatic response.] FDA's crackdown on Summers detailed. [Thomas SCARBOROUGH - says he lives good life.] [Woodrow WIRSIG - criticizes FDA.] Patients reported facing problems when THA is cut off. [Vivian SCARBOROUGH - says father needs THA.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) policy on availability of experimental drugs for terminally ill AIDS patients noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Endorsement of Governor Michael Dukakis by Senator Bill Bradley reported Results of ABC News/"Washington Post" poll pairing off Dukakis and Vice President George Bush given. Report introduced.
(Detroit, Michigan: Jim Wooten) Democrat campaign in Michigan reported [BRADLEY - praises Dukakis.] Yesterday's endorsement of Dukakis by Senator Christopher Dodd recalled. Jesse Jackson shown campaign before UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) workers. [Representative Richard GEPHARDT - says it's time to take off gloves and start fighting.] Gephardt's attack on Dukakis' foreign trade policy noted; Michigan Senator Don. Riegle mentioned. Dukakis' position explained.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Settlement by Honda with blacks and women discriminated against by company during job applications reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Consumer price index figs. cited; Stk. Mkt. Report Insider trader Ivan Boesky reported beginning jail term for securities fraud.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by police of tight security for IRA funerals in North Ireland in wake of last week's violence reported Condemnation of IRA (Irish Republican Army) by Roman Catholic bishop of Belfast reported Report introduced.
(Belfast, North Ireland: Barrie Dunsmore) Funeral services for two British soldiers murdered by pro-IRA mob featured; scenes shown; presence of Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher mentioned. Killing of three IRA (Irish Republican Army) members by British anti-terrorist squad in Gibraltar and subsequent attack on mourners by Protestant gunman recalled; scenes shown. Mob attack on British soldiers shown. Funerals said to be focus of power struggle in Belfast; issue of Catholic Church glorifying IRA (Irish Republican Army) examined. [Democrat Unionist party spokesperson Peter ROBINSON - discusses priest equating IRA (Irish Republican Army) member with Jesus.] [Saint Agnes Parish Father Tom TONER - talks about vile murders.] [Bishop of Belfast Caral DALEY - says IRA (Irish Republican Army) is evil in our midst.]