This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Attack by Iranian speedboats on Saudi Arabian- owned tanker in Persian Gulf reported Report introduced.
(Persian Gulf: Mike Lee) Mugging of tanker in Strait of Hormuz featured; details given, scenes shown. [Voice of Sea Trader Captain B.R. PAGAR - comments.] Convoy of French tankers and presence of minesweepers in Gulf shown. Iran reported signalling United States that it can still cause trouble in Gulf.
(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Status of United States policy on protecting neutral ships in Gulf examined; scenes shown. [On "This Wk.", Defense Secretary Frank CARLUCCI - refuses to comment on United States policy in Persian Gulf.] Possibility admin. may augment Navy fleet in Gulf with Coast Guard vessels reported [On "Face the Nation", joint chiefs of staff chairperson Admiral William CROWE - discusses Coast Guard patrol boats.] [Iranian ambassador to United Nations Mohammed MAHALLATI - says US is trying to save Iraq.] Message threatening United States hostages in Lebanon, Joseph Cicippio and Edward Tracy, quoted. [CARLUCCI - says kidnappers will not determine United States policy.] Prospects of further acts of terrorism by Iran and further escalation of Iran-US conflict examined.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Stmt. reported from Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci that President Reagan's SDI/Star Wars defense system is sound, despite story in "Washington Post" quoting from Congress Ofc. of Tech. Assessment report that system would be failure if used.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Secretary of State George Shultz reported flying into Brussels, Belgium, to give report to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) about his meeting with USSR officials. Report introduced
(Tbilisi, Georgia, USSR : John McWethy) Sightseeing tour of USSR for Shultz featured; scenes shown of Greek Orthodox service in Georgia. [On sts. of Georgia, WOMAN - (thru translator) says Georgia is nation of believers.] Nature of Shultz's trip in Soviet heartland shortly before Reagan-Gorbachev summit examined.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Appearance of George Blake, spy for USSR , on Soviet TV reported; scenes shown. Blake's jail sentence and escape from Great Britain in 1960s reviewed.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) First round of France's election of president reported Report introduced.
(Paris, France: Pierre Salinger) Leading cands. for president of France, President Francois Mitterrand and Premier Jacques Chirac, shown casting their ballots in hometowns. [After finishing third, ex-prime minister Ray. BARRE - (thru translator) asks supporters to vote for Chirac.] Strong showing of right-wing candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen and weak showing of communist candidate noted. Upcoming runoff vote mentioned.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Lifting of curfew and travel restrictions in most parts of West Bank and Gaza Strip reported Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Jerusalem police reported ordering Arab merchants to open shops and end lengthy strike in support of Palestinian unrest; scenes shown. [MAN - says shopkeepers will not listen to military orders.] Issue of PLO's role debated. [Mayoral aide Amir HESHEEN - says situation is abnormal.] [In Gaza, PALESTINIAN - says Israel won't give us money.] Issue of working papers for Palestinians detailed; scenes shown from Gaza and Ramallah.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Ending of estrangement between PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat and Syrian President Hafez al-Assad reported; scenes shown of Arafat flying into Syria four days after funeral for Abu Jihad.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Ending of friendly relationship between Jesse Jackson and Governor Michael Dukakis reported Report introduced.
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Ned Potter) Jackson reported returning to attack in his pres. campaign; scenes shown. [JACKSON - criticizes Dukakis.] Recent chummy relationship between two recalled. [On Friday, JACKSON - says we'll send Reagan-Bush forces back to private life.] Reasons for Jackson's change in tactics examined. Dukakis shown campaign [DUKAKIS - discusses economy ideas.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Results of "Time" magazine poll on chances of Dukakis against George Bush and of Dukakis-Jackson ticket given.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Stmt. by Senator Robert Packwood that Attorney General Edwin Meese should be measured against higher standard than bank robbers quoted. Convicted bank robber Ray. James reported writing letter to Packwood saying he didn't like being categorized with Meese.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(Studio: Ray Gandolf) Losing streak of baseball's Baltimore Orioles reported continue; game film shown, players named. Results of United States Olympics men's marathon trials given; top three finishers named; scenes shown. Report introduced.
(Seoul, South Korea: Mark Litke) Preparations for Olympic games here featured; details given, scenes shown of Korean athletes training. [Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee spokesperson SANG Jin Chyun - says games will be chance for Korea to show what it has accomplished.] Scenes shown of government- orchestrated rally and of ceremonies during Asian games in 1986. Exs. of preparations for Olympic invasion detailed; scenes shown of taxi drivers practicing their English and of security measures. 1987 bombing of Korean plane by North Korean agents recalled. [Govt. spokesperson PARK Shin Il - hopes North Korea does not do anything stupid.] Last summer's political violence recalled; scenes shown. [SANG - hopes for security with a smile.]
(Studio: Ray Gandolf) Upcoming women's marathon trials announced.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(Joliet, Illinois: Jerry King) Issue of transferring of Father Gregory Petruska, parish priest who runs school at Saint Mary's Byzantine Church here, featured; details given, scenes shown. [PETRUSKA - explains why he works so hard.] Plans to shut down school after Petruska leaves noted. [Parishioner Dr. Nick GRABAVOY - explains fight for school.] Denial of papal audience requested by community noted. [Teacher Angelica VILARIN - expresses sorrow over school.] [Mother Kathleen KELTZ - criticizes Roman Catholic Church for letting bishop make decision for no reason.] [PETRUSKA - discusses faith.] [Student Joseph GUSTAFSON - believes school will stay open.]