This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Ratification of INF treaty between United States and USSR reported Report introduced.
(DC: Ann Compton) Senator ratification announced. [On telephone to President Reagan, Senators Robert DOLE, Robert BYRD - comment on treaty.] Warnings attached by Senator to treaty and tenets of START treaty outlined on screen. [DOLE - discusses latter treaty.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Reagan's plans to meet with dissidents while in USSR noted. Report introduced.
(Helsinki, Finland: Sam Donaldson) Reagan's speech on human rights in USSR featured; scenes shown of Reagan with Finnish President Mauno Koivisto. [REAGAN - says Soviet practice does not measure up to Soviet commitment.] Rearrangement of scheduled mtgs. between Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev explained. [REAGAN - comments.] Reagan's meeting with Soviet Jewish dissident support groups reported [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - says people should be allowed to live their lives the way they want.] [American seeking to marry Soviet fiance, Jacques GUILLET - explains how Reagan could present his case.] Reagan's approach to human rights outlined.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Soviet press's stance on human rights in United States reported; details given of American minority groups.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Soviet citizens said more concerned with other matters than with President Reagan's visit to Moscow, USSR . Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Proposals for radical political reform of USSR Communist party featured. [On sts. of Moscow, PEOPLE - (thru translator) discuss Mikhail Gorbachev's political reforms.] Proposed political reforms outlined on screen; scenes shown of people debating. Issue of Soviet political democratization discussed.
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Response by Vice President George Bush to chgs. by Panama's General Manuel Noriega about Bush's role in negotiations reported [In Kennebunkport, ME, BUSH - calls Noriega's chgs. total lies.] President Reagan reported refusing to talk about options with regard to Noriega while he is in Helsinki, Finland.
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.
(Beirut, Lebanon: Dean Reynolds) Entrance of Syrian forces into Beirut, Lebanon, where Moslem Shiite factions (Amal versus Hizballah) have been fighting reported; scenes shown. Concern over fate of West hostages held here detailed. [MAN - refuses to answer questions about hostages.] Presence of suspected terrorist Abdul Hamadei noted; scenes shown; hijacking of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) flight 847 in 1985 recalled.
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Fire on pier in Redondo Beach reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Barry Serafin) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) reported ordering mfrs. of acne drug Accutane to put picture of deformed baby on package as warning of drug's dangers. Report introduced.
(DC: George Strait) Dangers of Accutane to pregnant women reported; scenes shown of retarded boy, Billy Black, whose mother used drug. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Dr. Frank YOUNG -explains warning picture.] Opposition to plan by Association for Retarded Citizens and drug company F. Hoffmann-La Rouche and Company cited.
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Passing of Senator bill defining military role in war on drugs reported Report introduced.
(Tampa, Florida: John Qui
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Second arrest of woman who had broken into comedian David Letterman's house in Connecticut reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Aspects in which USSR is really only a developing nation and not superpower noted. Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : John McWethy) Status of computer revolution in USSR featured; historical film shown of Soviet workers in 1930s. [Soviet computer expert Edward MINKOVSKY - says USSR is 10-20 years behind.] Use of computers by space programs, military and inds. cited; scenes shown of large department store that uses no computers. Threat of computers to strict control of information in USSR detailed. Soviet computer club featured. [Student Kostya SHAKNOVITCH - comments on computer.] [Club president Stepan PACHIKOV - (thru translator) says three years ago, club would have been closed immediately.] [Owner of personal computer Edward MINKOVSKY - says you can't just buy computer in USSR .] Mikhail Gorbachev's call for development of computer industry noted. [Harvard Univ. Marshall GOLDMAN - says USSR can't mass-produce computers.] Gorbachev's emphasis on placing computers in hands of youth of USSR noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Impact of openness ("glasnost") on Soviet journalism reported; Sergei Grigoryants, founder of Glasnost journal, and Anatoly Rubinoff, investigative reporter for Literary Gazette, featured. Rubinoff's attempts to change postal system detailed; scenes shown. [RUBINOFF - (thru translator) says he wants to make it as good as American postal service.] Grigoryants' prison term for anti-Soviet propaganda recalled; his magazine discussed. Influence of Mikhail Gorbachev in allowing journalists to write and publish cited.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Sunday's television coverage of President Reagan's arrival in Moscow announced. Reason for calling Moscow's Red Sq. "red" explained.