This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Econ. and political impact possibly resulting from low unempl. figure reported Report introduced.
(DC: Sheilah Kast) Empl. figs. examined; details given, scenes shown. [President REAGAN - says it's good to see more people working.] Fear of inflation discussed. [Econ. Don. RATAJCZAK - talks about possible bidding for empls., which leads to wage inflation.] Possible raising of interest rates by Federal Reserve Bd. noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stk. Mkt. Report "Rust Belt" defined. Report introduced.
(Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania: Ned Potter) Brightening of employment picture in Rust Belt due to diversification reported [Technician Paul TRELOAR - comments.] Cutbacks by Bethlehem Steel Corporation in Lehigh Valley and by Chrysler Corporation in Kenosha, WI, reported balanced by success of smaller firms. [MIT professor David BIRCH - says whole new economy is springing up. Job figs. for large firms vs. small firms outlined on screen. Use of nonunion and part-time workers by smaller firms discussed. [Clerk Robert BERNIER, crayon worker Bernardine McGARY - comment on job situation.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Eastern Airlines reported suing pilots and mechanics unions. Report introduced.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Al Dale) Eastern reported filing suit against unions under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Orgs. Act (RICO). [Eastern Airlines spokesperson Karen CEREMSAK - says unions are being accused of trying to destroy Eastern.] [Union SPOKESPERSON - says let jury decide.] Accusations by Eastern against unions outlined on screen. [Airline Pilots Association spokesperson John BAVIS - says pilots depend on airlines for livelihood.] Issue of safety violations mentioned. Eastern's financial losses last year noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Finding of two more bodies at site of oil refinery fire in Norco, LA, reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Investigation into fire at office building in Los Angeles, California, reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Fire at office of Representative Jim Wright reported Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Greenwood) Congress office building in which fire broke out reported not complying with Washington, DC fire code; details given, scenes shown. [Representative Curt WELDON - discusses lack of fire fighting equipment.] Federal bldgs. noted exempt from local regulations.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Govt. reported recalling bottles of Homco brand ipecac syrup which mistakenly contain eucalyptus oil, a deadly poison.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Carole Simpson) Stmts. from Vice President George Bush's campaign staffers Peter Teeley &Bob Teeter that Attorney General Edwin Meese must go reported; details given of Teeley's statement in "Detroit News". [BUSH - comments.] [Governor Michael DUKAKIS - discusses attorney general's post.] [Representative Jim LEACH - calls Meese a millstone].
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stmt. from sister of released French hostage that all 18 hostages in Lebanon are still alive reported Hostage Jean-Paul Kauffmann reported stating he shared room with American hostage Frank Reed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Crushing of strike in Nowa Huta steel plant by government in Poland and crumbling of strike at Gdansk shipyard reported Report introduced.
(Gdansk, Poland: David Ensor) Govt.'s approach to handling of shipyard strike detailed; scenes shown; Lech Walesa mentioned. [Solidarity advisor Dr. Piotr KNOPKA - comments.] Bill in Polish parliament to ban strikes reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) United States reported protesting Israel's decision to expel Mubarak Awad, a Palestinian-American advocate of nonviolence. Report introduced.
(Jerusalem, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Arrest of Awad in Jerusalem reported; scenes shown. [Awad's wife Nancy Nye AWAD - says officials say he has to leave; feels state fears husband.] Issue of Awad's role in Palestinian unrest discussed. [Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir's media advisor Avi PAZNER - says Awad threatens Israel's security.] Palestinian' relationship to Awad discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Louisville, Kentucky: Dick Schaap) "Winning Colors," filly running in Kentucky Derby featured; scenes shown. [Co-owner of "Risen Star" Ron LAMARQUE - sings about Kentucky Derby.] [Trainer D. Wayne LUKAS - talks about race and "Winning Colors."] Racing scenes shown from Apr. 9 race won by filly. ["Winning Colors" owner Gene KLEIN -comments.] [At racetrack, WOMEN - talks about filly.] [Woman trainer Diane CARPENTER - comments.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) President of baseball's National League and ex-pres. of Yale Univ. A. Bartlett Giamatti featured. [GIAMATTI - says umpires can't be touched.] Incident in which Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose pushed umpire Dave Pallone during argument recalled; scenes shown from WWOR-TV. [GIAMATTI - says penalty given to Rose fits the infraction.] [Sportswriter Thomas BOSWELL - says fan violence can't be tolerated.] [Sportswriter Mike LUPICA - says Giamatti is making Rose the bad guy.] Scenes shown of crowd reaction to Rose-Pallone incident. [GIAMATTI - discusses crowd problems.] Scenes shown of crowd violence at British soccer matches.] [GIAMATTI - discusses alcohol sales at ball parks.] Giamatti's background detailed; photos, scenes shown. [GIAMATTI - talks about love of baseball.]