This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Resignation of two top Justice Department officials reported Report introduced.
(DC: Dennis Troute) Letters of resignation from deputy attorney general Arnold Burns and criminal division chief William Weld reported; details given of action taken because White House chief of staff Howard Baker told them President Reagan would not push Attorney General Edwin Meese from Justice Department post. Investigations of Meese for roles in Wedtech Corporation scandal and Iraqi oil pipeline deal reported Results of independent cnsl. James McKay's investigation noted. [Meese AIDE - says let's wait until investigation is concluded.] White House support of Meese reiterated. [Senator Strom THURMOND - discusses Justice Department resignations.] Saint sign calling Meese a pig shown.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.; Connecticut primary noted.
(NYC: Jim Wooten) Changing tactics in Democrat campaign reported; details given of Governor Michael Dukakis' changing approach to handling challenge from Jesse Jackson. [On Sunday, DUKAKIS - refuses to say why he'd be better president than Jackson.] Senator Albert Gore's criticism of Jackson's dealings with PLO and Yasir Arafat reported [GORE - says we are choosing president, not a preacher.] [JACKSON - responds to Gore.] Dukakis and Gore noted switching criticism from Representative Richard Gephardt to Jackson.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Likely success of Vice President George Bush in Connecticut primary reported Report introduced.
(DC: Barry Serafin) Senator Robert Dole reported quitting presidential campaign [DOLE - says knows campaign is over; wishes Bush well.] [Pol. analyst William SCHNEIDER - says Republicans vote for Bush because they love President Reagan.] Bush's TV ad attacking Dole shown. Problems of Dole's campaign reviewed; scenes shown.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) General Manuel Noriega's soldiers reported raiding hotel to keep reporters from meeting with opposition leaders in Panama. Report introduced.
(DC: Sheilah Kast) Warnings to Noriega from President Reagan reported; scenes shown of unrest in Panama City. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - says we'll protect American citizens in Panama.] White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater quoted on United States position vis-a-vis Panama. [Panama's ambassador to US Juan SOSA - says United States must go in to get Noriega out.] [In response to question about whether United States would act against Noriega's attacks on Americans, REAGAN - says we'll "do our best."] Consideration of military actions noted.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) 22 Latin American and Caribbean ntns. reported voting to urge United States to lift economy sanctions against Panama; scenes shown of United States carrier Okinawa going through Panama Canal. Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: John Qui
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Israeli troops reported continuing sealing off of Israeli- occupied territories. Report introduced.
(Near West Bank: Dean Reynolds) Curfew in Gaza featured; scenes shown. Presence of Israeli defense minister Yitzhak Rabin noted. Restrictions on TV cameras in area explained. Clashes between Palestinians and soldiers in village of Zaita, Ramallah and elsewhere reported [Palestinian journalist Daoud KUTTAB - says Palestinians revolt because they are upset.] Possibility of extension of curfew noted. Secretary of State George Shultz's upcoming visit to area mentioned.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Review of Jimmy Swaggart's case reported
(Al Dale) Handing down of penalty against Swaggart by Assemblies of God church national leadership reported [Assemblies of God spokesperson Reverend G. Ray. CARLSON - lists punishment.] Scenes shown of Swaggart preaching. [CARLSON - says he explained decision to Swaggart.] Men's magazine reported paying Debra Murphree, prostitute linked to Swaggart, for layout.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Index of economy indicators and hsing. sales figs. for mo. given. STK. MKT. REPORT
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(Charlotte, North Carolina: Beth Nissen) Problems facing parents of homosexuals featured; details given, scenes shown. [Parents of gays "HONEY", Lila BAILEY, Barbara DOUGHERTY - talk about realizing children are gays.] Charlotte chapter of support group Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) described. [BAILEY - comments.] [DOUGHERTY - talks about gay son.] ["HONEY" - says ignorant feel gays are perverted.] [BAILEY - discusses phases of parental response.] [DOUGHERTY - says group has helped her.] ["HONEY" - talks about group.] "Honey" shown with gay son, who died from AIDS. Gay children's seeking of acceptance from support group like PFLAG discussed. [Gay Gary PERKINS - discusses parents' dealings with issue.] ["HONEY" - urges parents to speak with gay children.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(Chattanooga, Tennessee: Charles Murphy) Speech teacher's efforts to change Southerners' accents featured. [Southerner Ernie TAYLOR - reads.] [Dawn GUTHRIE - says she wants to lose Southern twang.] [Speech pathologist Beverly INMAN-EBEL - saysshe teaches a "nonaccent."] Exs. of Southern speech given. [On radio show, INMAN-EBEL - says often people are not hired because of their accent.] [University of Tennessee at Chattanooga professor John TINKLER - criticizes changing way we talk.] Scenes shown from MGM/UA's "Gone with the Wind".