This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Spreading of labor strife in Poland to Gdansk shipyard, site of birth of Solidarity union, reported
(Warsaw, Poland: David Ensor) Shipyard workers support of striking steelworkers reported; details given, scenes shown. [Solidarity leader Lech WALESA - (thru translator) says strike is only weapon available.] Extent of strike debated by Solidarity and government reports Strikers reported seeking higher wages to keep up with government-raised prices in Poland. Response to econ. unrest by Polish government detailed. [Dep. government spokesperson Aleksandr PERCZYNSKI - says there might be need to remove strikers from factory.] Nature of strike at Nowa Huta steel plant described; scenes shown. [Strike committee member Edward NOWAK - (thru translator) explains demands.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Response of State Department to events in Poland reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Suspension of Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose by National League president A. Bartlett Giamatti for shoving umpire reported
(NYC: Dick Schaap) Background to shoving incident between Rose and umpire Dave Pallone reported; scenes shown. [ROSE - says he and umpire were both wrong.] Historical film shown of baseball manager Leo Durocher, suspended for 1948 season. Giamatti's discussion with two Cincinnati bdcstrs. about their remarks during incident noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement of official retirement of Oliver North from Marine Corps reported Report introduced.
(Lynchburg, Virginia: Barry Serafin) North's speech at graduation ceremonies at Jerry Falwell's Liberty Univ. reported; details given, scenes shown. [NORTH - says he has things for young to hear.] Students shown singing. [NORTH - addresses students; calls for better Congress] [On TV, FALWELL - tells viewers to call for president pardon.] North's legal problems noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Contd. investigation into cause of mishap on Aloha Airlines plane reported Report introduced.
(DC: Bettina Gregory) FAA's call for emergency inspections of stress points on older 737s flown by Aloha, Piedmont and American airlines reported; diagram shown. Records of last year's inspection of damaged plane recalled. Problems in testing for metal fatigue detailed. [Federal Aviation Administration administration T. Allan McARTOR - discusses issue.] Stmt. from Boeing Company on safety of 737s noted. [Aviation Safety Institution John GALIPAULT -says life limit of planes must be investigated.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Landing of plane en route from Los Angeles, California, to Tokyo, Japan, with only one engine still working reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Incrs. in student enrollment over last five years noted. Report introduced.
(Miami, Florida: John McKenzie) Plan to reduce overcrowding in Dade Cnty., Florida, school system featured; details given, scenes shown. [Schools supt. Dr. Joseph FERNANDEZ - says bringing school to corporate workplace is way to solve overcrowding.] Experiment with "satellite learning ctrs.," where bus. companies provide classrooms for empls.' children, explained. [Parent Henry THATCHER - praises program.] Scenes shown of permanent school building being built by American Bankers Ins. Group. Savings for Florida taxpayers because of plan enumerated. [American Bankers Ins. Group spokesperson Philip SHARKEY - explains benefits to company] [Parent Trish OTERO - explains how program benefits her and kids.] Role of parents' involvement with their school kids in satellite learning center described; scenes shown. [Parent Annie BRYANT, THATCHER - comment on being close to kids' school.] Problems with tying child's education to parent's job detailed. [Educ. consultant Dr. Susan GINSBERG - discusses elite nature of program.] [FERNANDEZ - backs program.] Plans to open similar school at Miami's International Airport noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Incursion by Israeli forces across Lebanon's border reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Promise by British authorities to review security measures for their troops across Europe following attacks by IRA (Irish Republican Army) on British soldiers in Netherlands reported Report introduced.
(London, England: Jim Hickey) British security measures described; scenes shown. [In West Germany, British air base commander Captain Alastair McKAY - comments.] Scenes shown of aftermath of attacks on British off- duty soldiers in Holland; IRA's revenge for killings of IRA (Irish Republican Army) suspects by British in Gibraltar in Mar. noted. Criticism of British handling of Gibraltar incident detailed. [Thames television eyewitness Carmen PROETTA - explains incident.] [Ex-bomb disposal ofr. Lieutenant Colonel George STYLES - says taking out IRA (Irish Republican Army) cleanly is only way.] Incr. in violence following that preemptive strike in Gibraltar noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Pentagon decision not to send Coast Guard boats to Persian Gulf reported; details given of need to keep vessels here to fight war against drugs.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Drop in oil prices following failure of OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) to form alliance with non-OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) ntns. to jack up prices reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Story of three fathers' efforts to get their Amerasian children out of Vietnam and into United States recalled. Report introduced.
(San Francisco, California: Ken Kashiwahara) Reunion of veteran Don Benson with Amerasian daughter featured; details given, scenes shown of today's reunion and of previous efforts in Vietnam and Thailand. [Amerasian's father Carl BAREFIELD - comments on difficulties.] [BENSON - says this is incentive to get rest of Amerasian kids out.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Ventura, California: Gary Shepard) Use of movie videos by students in lieu of reading book for book report featured; scenes shown from CBS Fox video "Clan of the Cave Bear". [Student Sage SALZER - explains time saved in watching movie instead of reading book.] [Video store manager Tom EDWARDS - comments on students' ordering of videos for school.] Use of video shortcut by college students detailed. [STUDENTS - list movies rented in place of books.] Use of classic comics and Cliff Notes plot outlines by former generations of students recalled. [STUDENT - says he doesn't like to read.] [USC English department Prof. Jim KINCAID - says this is a failure for United States education system.] Scenes shown from MGM/Turner Entertainment's "Gone With the Wind". [STUDENT - says some movies have different ending than the books do.]