This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Status of Governor Michael Dukakis' campaign after New York primary reported Report introduced.
(Needham, Massachusetts: Sam Donaldson) Response of Dukakis camp to New York results featured; scenes shown. [DUKAKIS - says things look good.] [At press conf., DUKAKIS - reads off Massachusetts economy figs.] [Dukakis campaign manager Susan ESTRICH - comments.] Expectation that Senator Albert Gore will suspend campaign reported [DUKAKIS - says it's a two-man race.] Jesse Jackson and Vice President George Bush mentioned.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABC delegate estimate for Democrat cands. outlined on screen. Report introduced.
(NYC: Brit Hume) Jackson shown campaign in Pennsylvania. [JACKSON - congratulates Dukakis on New York campaign; discusses Democrats winning in '88.] Stmt. from Jackson campaign manager Gerald Austin in "Los Angeles Times" that Jackson might accept vice president slot reported [AUSTIN - comments on vice president] Rel. of Jackson and Democratic party reiterated.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Gore reported set to suspend campaign tomorrow.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Ending of hijacking of Kuwaiti plane reported; scenes shown of hostages leaving plane in Algiers, Algeria. Report introduced.
(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Hijackers reported allowed to leave Algeria; details given of United States response to that decision, scenes shown. Hassan Izz- al-Din said identification as one of hijackers; probability that he killed United States Navy diver Robert Stethem during 1985 Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hijacking recalled. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - says these hijackers are murderers.] [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - says United States will bring hijackers to justice.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Kuwait: Hilary Bowker) Reaction of Kuwait to end of hijacking featured; details given, scenes shown. [Pilot's wife Sonia SUBHI - describes reaction.] Kuwait's public and private reaction to Algeria's allowing hijackers to go free detailed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Calling off of search for United States helicopter missing in Persian Gulf reported Issue of use of silkworm missiles by Iran against US examined. Report introduced.
(No location given: Richard Threlkeld) Story from United States ship involved in Monday's actions against Iran in Strait of Hormuz reported; details given, scenes shown from USS Jack Williams, USS Strauss and USS Wainwright. [Jack Williams commander Edward MANN - comments.] Stmt. from Pentagon on silkworm missiles issue noted. Scenes shown of United States ships shooting off missiles. [SAILOR - comments.] [MANN - says Strait of Hormuz not yet secure.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Air Force reported releasing sketch of stealth bomber.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Attorney General Edwin Meese reported confirming that John Shepherd has withdrawn name from consideration for Justice Department post. Announcement that three more Justice Department aides are leaving reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Supreme Court ruling that Veterans Administration can refuse benefits to alcoholics without violating laws protecting the handicapped reported Report introduced.
(DC: Tim O'Brien) Case of veteran Eugene Traynor using his alcoholism as a disease and handicap considered. [TRAYNOR - says he was powerless over alcohol.] Justice Byron White's report on case outlined. [National Council on Alcoholism spokesperson Christine LUBINSKI - says alcoholism not given same credibility as other illnesses.] [TRAYNOR - says decision is blow to recovering alcoholics.] Veterans Administration's position on alcoholism as a disease noted. (Artist: Aggie Whelan Kenny)
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Consumer prices for Mar. given.
(DC: Stephen Aug) Reasons for jump in consumer price index outlined on screen. [US Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Lawrence HUNTER - says value of dollar is influencing price of imports.] Inflation discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stk. Mkt. Report
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Mtg. of United Nations Sec. Council to consider blaming Israel for death of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Abu Jihad reported Report introduced.
(Damascus, Syria: Don Kladstrup) Funeral here for Abu Jihad featured; details given, scenes shown. Absence of Yasir Arafat from services because of his feud with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad noted. [Daughter Iman JIHAD - says father's death will unite Palestinians.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Death of another Palestinian in Israeli-occupied territories reported Report introduced.
(London, England: Pierre Salinger) Analysis of impact of assassination of Abu Jihad on situation in Middle East reported [Israeli journalist David LANDAU - comments on death of Abu Jihad; says incident could shore up Israel's credibility.] Possible negative consequences of killing of Abu Jihad for Israel examined. [Middle East specialist Miles COPELAND - discusses Abu Jihad's role as both terrorist and negotiator.] [Institute for Strategic Studies Heino KOPIETZ - says ardent street fighters will make bid for his position.] Vow by Arafat that Abu Jihad's death will be avenged reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Results of New York primary exit polls on drug issue noted; response of likely president cands. Vice President George Bush and Governor Michael Dukakis to questions about war on drugs featured. [BUSH - says he won't over-promise the American people.] Bush's role as President Reagan's point man on drug issue noted. [BUSH - discusses penalties for drug dealers.] [DUKAKIS - talks about drug education in schools; discusses how to handle ntns. that drugs come from.] Role of United States military in war on drugs examined. [Jesse JACKSON - speaks about his drug program if he became president] Tenets of Jackson's plan outlined on screen. [JACKSON - says "down with drugs, up with hope."]