This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(Larnaca, Cyprus: Mike Lee) Possible breakthrough in six day hijacking reported; details given, scenes shown. [Cypriot government official Akis FANDIS - discusses situation.] [Voice of HIJACKER - asks government to facilitate takeoff from Larnaca.] Tension-filled situation reviewed. Threat from Islamic Jihad that they would harm hostages in Beirut, Lebanon, if plane was stormed reported Possible understanding between PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) negotiators and hijackers noted; Iran's role discussed.
(Kuwait: Hilary Bowker) Mtg. of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat with Kuwaiti officials reported; scenes shown. [ARAFAT - comments.] [Kuwaiti Crown Prince Saad al-Abdallah al-SABAH - hopes for release of passengers in Cyprus.] Yesterday's killing of Kuwaiti hostage recalled; scenes shown. Support of Kuwaiti citizens for government stance with regard to hijackers' demands stated.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Downing of Soviet passenger plane by Afghan guerrillas reported
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Explosion and fire in store of munitions in Islamabad, Pakistan, reported; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Controversy over shooting death of Tirza Porat, teenager killed near Arab village in West Bank, reported Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv, Israel: Barrie Dunsmore) Investigation of situation in Beita reported; Israeli human rights group said obtaining ban on destruction of more Palestinian homes in Beita. Preliminary reports noted indicating girl killed by panicky Israeli guard; teenagers present at incident reported disputing that version during meeting with Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir. [Israeli guard Menachem ILAN - says it's not known how girl was killed; calls army report a lie.] Newspaper stories on incident reported critical of Israeli settlers; quotes from several shown. [Jerusalem deputy mayor Meron BENVENISTI - discusses reactions of pols.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Former President Richard Nixon's suggestion on Middle East peace detailed. Report introduced.
(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Stmt. from Nixon that United States must pressure Israel to negotiate issue of Israeli-occupied territories reported [On "Meet the Press", NIXON - talks about Israel.] While supporting Secretary of State George Shultz's peace efforts, Nixon reported stating situation calls for high profile czar such as Henry Kissinger. [NIXON - says Kissinger is terrific negotiator; comments on Jesse Jackson, Governor Mario Cuomo and Governor Michael Dukakis.] Nixon noted predicting Dukakis as Democratic candidate with Senator Sam Nunn or Senator Albert Gore as running mate and Vice President George Bush as Republican candidate with Senator Robert Dole as running mate. [NIXON - predicts Bush win.] Nixon's discussion of communist China and Vietnam War detailed.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Quotations from Nixon about Watergate given. Nixon's comments about President Reagan and Iran/Contra affair quoted.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Jesse Jackson's problems with New York City Jews, including Mayor Edward Koch, reported; his explanations of meeting with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat noted. Report introduced.
(NYC: Joe Bergantino) Jackson's attempts to mend fences with Jewish voters in New York City during his campaign efforts prior to New York primary featured; scenes shown. [On CBS, JACKSON - says as president, he would not deal with Arafat.] Scenes shown of 1978 embrace between Arafat and Jackson in Beirut, Lebanon. [American Jewish Congress president Robert LIFTON - praises Jackson's statement] Jackson's close association with Black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan and his 1984 remark calling New York City "Hymietown" recalled. [Senator Albert GORE - says he supports Israel.] Governor Michael Dukakis's wife, Kitty, noted to be Jewish.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Impt. of Democratic party's "super delegates" if race remains close reported Report introduced.
(DC: Jackie Judd) "Super delegates" featured; scenes shown. [On telephone, Dukakis campaign spokesperson Hodding CARTER - talks about Governor Michael Dukakis.] [Party strategist Elaine KAMARCK - says "super delegates" could be critical in putting candidate over top.] Profile of "super delegates" outlined on screen. ["Super delegate" Mark SIEGEL - backs Dukakis.] [Jackson advisor Ann LEWIS - discusses process.] Dukakis camp noted focusing on New York primary as chance to seal victory. [Dukakis delegate tracker Tad DEVINE - talks about Dukakis.] Approaches of camps of Dukakis and Jesse Jackson to "super delegates" discussed.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Police crackdown against Los Angeles, California, street gangs reported; scenes shown. Drug link noted; ABC News special of United States drug problem announced.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(Studio: Ray Gandolf) Current standings in Masters golf tournament reported; leaders named. Martina Navratilova's victory over Gabriela Sabatini in tennis tournament reported; scenes shown from NBC Sports. Upcoming heavyweight boxing title match between Mike Tyson and Michael Spinks previewed. Spinks profiled; scenes shown of Spinks' training regimen. [TYSON - says no one can beat him.] Scenes shown from Spinks' fight with Larry Holmes in 1985. [SPINKS - talks about fighting style.] [Ex-fighter Joe FRAZIER - talks about Spinks.] [Spinks' manager Butch LEWIS - talks about upcoming fight.] Scenes shown from Spinks 1976 Olympics victory. [SPINKS - discusses career.] Sandy Lyle reported winning Masters golf tournament.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Singing duo Sonny and Cher recalled. Report introduced.
(Palm Springs, California: Brian Rooney) Actor/singer Sonny Bono's campaign to become mayor of Palm Springs, California, featured; scenes shown of Sonny and Cher singing "I Got You, Babe" and of Bono singing in own club. [BONO - says he's still fighting establishment.] Econ. problems of Palm Springs shown. [BONO - says he could promote the town.] [Mayoral cands. Eli BIRER, Deyna HODGES - criticize Bono's campaign] Other actors-turned-pols. shown. [Ronald REAGAN - says "go ahead, make my day."] [In radio interview, BONO - discusses Cher.] Sonny shown singing.