This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) End of strike in Polish shipyard reported Report introduced.
(Gdansk, Poland: David Ensor) Emergence of strikers from shipyard here on ninth day of strike featured; details given of attempts to push for legalization of Solidarity union; scenes shown. Speech by Lech Walesa urging no compromise described; scenes shown of church service.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stmt. by USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev that his reforms (perestroika) are creating turmoil in Soviet society reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Secretary of State George Shultz reported flying to Geneva to meet with foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze to discuss roadblocks to Senator ratification of INF treaty. Report introduced.
(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Problems with treaty ratification reported [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - says problems must be resolved prior to ratification.] [Senator Robert BYRD - says Sovs. should be candid.] Areas of contention with regard to INF treaty outlined on screen. State Department source quoted with regard to inevitability of conflict over treaty. [International Institute for Strategic Studies Hans BINNENDIJK - says Sovs. are trying to regain something that they lost during treaty process.] Hopes for Senator ratification prior to Moscow summit reiterated.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Ruling coalition reported likely to retain power following elecs. in Denmark, thus easing socialists' threat to ban NATO ships carrying nuclear weapons from visiting Danish ports; scenes shown from Copenhagen.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Prime Min. Jacques Chirac reported handing in resignation to President Francois Mitterrand following his loss in president election in France reported Michel Rocard said named new prime minister.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Expectation by Governor Michael Dukakis of easy victories in West Virginia and Nebraska reported Report introduced.
(DC: Jim Wooten) Incident of racial remarks made to Jesse Jackson in West Virginia reported [JACKSON - refers to "nigger" remark.] Accusations by Jackson of covert racism by Democrat hierarchy, especially in the "Super Tuesday" primaries rhetoric of North Carolina Senator Terry Sanford, ex-Virginia governor Charles Robb and other supporters of Senator Albert Gore, reported [JACKSON - says we have obligation to eradicate unfounded fears.] [Jackson advisor Ann LEWIS - says some voters have their choices constricted by race.] Possibility that Jackson's remarks may signal less than smooth Democratic Convention noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement that Dukakis will start receiving Secret Service protection tomorrow reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reopening by President Reagan of issue of possible pardons for Oliver North and John Poindexter reported Refusal by North's attorney to turn over to Senate Foreign Relations Committee diaries pertaining to Iran/Contra affair reported; details given.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by five large Wall Street firms that they will stop some program trading reported Report introduced.
(DC: Stephen Aug) Blaming of computerized program trading for making October 1987 crash worse than it might have been reported; scenes shown. [Capital Guardian Trust Company Robert KIRBY - explains program trading.] [Representative Edward MARKEY - says action is big step for Wall Street, but there is lot to be done.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stk. Mkt. Report
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by diaper company that it will start manufacturing different diapers for boys and girls reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Recommendation by White House conference on drugs of need for drug czar to lead war on drugs reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Recent collision of commuter trains in NYC recalled; scenes shown, details given of drug test results for empls. involved.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Results of investigation into 1987 crash of Northwest Airlines plane during takeoff from Detroit, Michigan, reported Report introduced.
(DC: Bettina Gregory) Finding of pilot error and failure of cockpit warning device prior to crash examined; details given of NTSB findings; flight simulations shown. [Airline Pilots Association spokesperson Captain Steven CRAMER - says can't conclude pilots did not do taxi checklist.] [Pilot's widow Allison MAUS - says husband was good pilot.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Soviet space satellite reported losing altitude and could crash soon.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(London, England: Jim Hickey) Return of controversial runner Zola Budd to home in South Africa reported; scenes shown. [BUDD - says she is here to recover from nervous exhaustion.] Scenes shown of Budd running in January 5, 1984, race and in 1984 Olympics. Review of Budd's decision to become citizen of Great Britain because of international ban on athletes from South Africa due to apartheid detailed. Budd's collision with Mary Decker in Olympic race noted. Accusations by International Amateur Athletic Federal that Budd took part in racing events in South Africa reported [Non-racial Olympic Committee spokesperson Sam. RAMSAMY - comments.] [BUDD - says it's unfair to blame South Africa's problems on her.] Analysis of pols. of Budd's situation examined.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: John Martin) Modern society's love affair with robots featured; scenes shown of robotic arm dancing a ballet, choreographed by using computer. Scenes shown of talking robot in Tri Star Pictures' "Short Circuit". Exs. of robot uses shown: as orderlies in San Diego, California, hospital; as repair devices in space; as assembly line workers in auto plant. [Odetics, Incorporated, spokesperson Thomas BARTHOLET - says we are long way from science fiction descriptions of robots as near-humans.] [SRI International spokesperson David NITZAN - praises dexterity of human hand.] Robotic hands shown. Use of experimental robot by quadriplegic illustration [Earl JOHNSON - says robot makes him more indep.] [Robotics engineer Michael VAN der LOOS - comments,] Computer-directioning of robot illustration [Dr. Margo APOSTOLOS - discusses beauty of the machine.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Success of grass-roots efforts to save endangered species reported Report introduced.
(Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, Minnesota: Roger Caras) Return of trumpeter swans to Minnesota lakes featured; scenes shown. [Department of natural resources spokesperson Carroll HENDERSON - says we have chance to bring birds back.] Other species on Minnesota's restoration list named. [University of Minnesota Barb WALKER - talks about return of peregrine falcons.] [Before small crowd, HENDERSON - says return of swans made possible by your donations.]