This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Jesse Jackson reported campaign in Connecticut while Representative Richard Gephardt announced his withdrawal from race. ABC News delegate estimate outlined on screen. Report introduced.
(NYC: Jim Wooten) Democratic party's response to Jackson campaign's attraction of white voter featured. [JACKSON - campaigns.] [BOY - says Jackson will be our first black president] [JACKSON - says "we, the people" can win.] Democratic party's concern over Jackson's growing strength noted. [Democratic national committee chairperson Paul KIRK - talks about possibility of Jackson nom.] Jackson and Governor Michael Dukakis shown campaign in Connecticut. [DUKAKIS - says "I am what I am."] [Democratic party vice-chairperson Lynn CUTLER - says Dukakis has to develop a message.] Question of willingness of white voter to support a black man reported
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Governor Mario Cuomo reported reiterating that he will not be candidate Report introduced.
(DC: Brit Hume) Analysis of Jackson's campaign featured; scenes shown from Jackson campaign [JACKSON - campaigns.] Org. of campaign in contrast to '84 campaign noted; black leader Louis Farrakhan shown with Jackson in '84; Thomas Bertram Lance shown. [JACKSON - campaigns. on drug issue.] Nancy Reagan mentioned. Jackson's Populist, anti-corporate appeal described. [JACKSON - campaigns. on economy issues.] [In 1984, JACKSON - campaigns.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Former candidate Representative Jack Kemp reported endorsing Vice President George Bush. Sources said reporting that Senator Robert Dole will drop out of race tomorrow.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Confrontation between demonstrators opposing General Manuel Noriega and army in Panama City, Panama, reported; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Arrival of some United States troops at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, following stint in Honduras reported; scenes shown of paratroopers jumping from planes upon return to US. Report introduced.
(Palmerola Air Base, Honduras: Gary Shepard) Paratroopers mission in Honduras featured; scenes shown. [TROOPS - comment.] Demonstration by Hondurans in support of GIs shown.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Efforts by Israelis to seal off Gaza and West Bank from outside world to prevent violence on Wednesday, the anniversary of past Palestinian uprising, reported Response from State Department noted. Report introduced.
(Jerusalem, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Restrictions on Gaza and West Bank detailed; map shown; scenes shown from Mar. 31, 1987 demonstration. [Israeli army spokesperson Ranaan GISSIN - says Israel has taken preventive measures.] Protests from foreign news orgs. over press restrictions noted. [For. Press Association president Robert SLATER - says there are no reasons why next three days should be different than last four months.] Israeli defense minister Yitzhak Rabin's warning to Palestinians quoted.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Attack by Iranian gunboats on two supertankers in Persian Gulf reported; scenes shown of fire on Denmark tanker.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Promise by President Reagan to veto any protectionist legislature passed by Congress reported; scenes shown of Reagan touring plant in Richmond, Virginia.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Al Dale) Legal problems facing Eastern Airlines in areas of labor unions and safety reported; details given of Eastern's image problems following its sale to Texas Air Corp.; scenes shown. [Airline Pilots Association spokesperson Ron COLE - says Texas Air has put safety in back seat to profits.] Eastern's cutbacks and pilot attrition detailed. [PASSENGER - says Eastern stinks.] Labor problems described. [Travel agent Alfredo VAL - says some commercial accts. are reluctant to book on Eastern.] Eastern's future noted.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Agreement by Chicago, Illinois, to pay back pay to women, Hispanics and blacks on police force because of discrimination in hiring reported
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Results of ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on new tax system outlined on screen. Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Greenwood) Issue of complications of new simplified tax reform featured; scenes shown of comedy skit. [Taxpayer Dwight SHOLES, tax attorney Joyce REBHUN - comment.] University of Akron study on tax instructions detailed. [IRS commissioner Lawrence GIBBS - says average refund is up.] IRS position explained.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Announcement by President and Nancy Reagan that they have leased retirement home; scenes shown from Los Angeles, California, site.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Agreement by Vietnam to allow Amerasian children to emigrate to United States reported Report introduced.
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Ken Kashiwahara) Story of three American father's return to Vietnam to try to find their Amerasian children and bring them back to United States featured; details given, scenes shown. [Father Don BERGES - says United States government has abandoned these kids.] [Father Don BENSON - expresses anger.] Scenes shown of fathers meeting children in Ho Chi Minh City. [BENSON - talks about daughter.] Reunion of Carl Barefield and son shown. [Voice of BAREFIELD - discusses language barrier.] Benson and Berges shown visiting daughters' homes in Mekong Delta. [BERGES - talks about problems still to go.] Children's dealing with State Department bureaucracy explained; scenes shown. [US consular official John JONES - says govts. of US, Vietnam and Thailand are involved.] [BAREFIELD - expresses disappointment over United States government's barring of son.] [BERGES - wonders what will happen to children.]