This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Official publication of Don. Regan's book that details Nancy Reagan's reliance on astrology to set up President Reagan's schedule reported
(DC: Sam Donaldson) Response of Reagans to Regan's "For the Record" featured.; details given, scenes shown. [Astrologer Joan QUIGLEY - says she's modern astrologer.] Stmts. by White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater and Reagan reported [REAGAN - says never allowed astrology to determine scheduling.] [On WUSA, columnist Carl ROWAN - explains Reagan's reaction to Regan's book, include issue of firing dying CIA director William Casey.] Nancy's stmt. about Regan quoted. [REGAN - comments.] Regan's portrait of Reagan outlined on screen. [Representative Tony COELHO - says public, not Democrats, are spreading jokes.] [Ex-Reagan speech writer Dana ROHRABACHER - criticizes Regan.] [Reporter Helen THOMAS - says history is our business]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Book's portrayal of firing of Regan detailed. Issue of loyalty to Reagan noted. Report introduced.
(NYC: Jeff Greenfield) Books by various former Reagan staffers about pres. reviewed; scenes shown. Reasons for "kiss and tell" books about President Reagan enumerated. [Random House editor Peter OSNOS - comments on why ex- staffers write books.] Books by top aides of presidents John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Carter, Ted Sorensen, Jody Powell, Hamilton Jordan mentioned; scenes shown. [Carter press secretary POWELL - talks about how presidents are treated in books.] Books about Reagan by Michael Deaver, Alexander Haig, David Stockman, Larry Speakes and Regan noted. [Watergate figure and author John DEAN - discusses those outside most loyal group to any president] Current tell-all books about news media mentioned.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Regan reported giving profits of book to charity.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Educ. Secretary William Bennett reported stating he will resign in September and write book.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Senate committee leaders reported stating that differences over verification issue on INF treaty between US-USSR may keep treaty from being complete by time of Moscow summit. Report introduced.
(DC: Ann Compton) Senator reported fearing Soviet cheating on medium-range missile treaty. [Senator Robert BYRD - says President Reagan himself said "trust, but verify."] [Senator William COHEN - discusses verification clarification.] Details with regard to verification outlined on screen. [Senator David BOREN - discusses treaty ambiguities.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) New wave of militancy by strikers at shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, reported Report introduced.
(Gdansk, Poland: David Ensor) Rejection by strikers of government concessions here reported; scenes shown of strikers. Issue of legalization of Solidarity union noted; Lech Walesa's role in strike mentioned. Demonstration at tractor factory in Warsaw reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Don Kladstrup) Mtg. of political activists to discuss plans for alternate party in USSR reported; details given, scenes shown. [Democrat Union party member Yuri MITIUNOV - says party will fight for pluralism and democrat] Soviet authorities' response to situation noted; Mikhail Gorbachev's "glasnost" policy mentioned.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Fierce fighting among Shiite groups in suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon, reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Killing of stone-throwing Palestinian by Israeli troops in West Bank reported; scenes shown of Palestinian demonstrators. Announcement that Palestinian-American Mubarak Awad will not be expelled from Israel until court has heard his appeal reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Opening of some banks in Panama for first time in 9 weeks reported Report introduced.
(DC: John Martin) Issue of whether Vice President George Bush knew, or should have known, about General Manuel Noriega's drug involvement featured; details given, scenes shown. [BUSH - says he doesn't know who knew what when.] Staff responses to allegations that Bush knew about issue in 1985 recalled. Bush's stmts. about issue quoted. [Ex-NSC staff member Norman BAILEY - says government intelligence knew about Noriega's drug involvement.] Bush's position on issue reiterated.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) United States government "zero tolerance" drug program defined. Report introduced.
(Miami, Florida: Mark Potter) Govt. confiscation of boats on which any illegal drugs were found reported; scenes shown from Miami, Florida, area. [United States Coast Guard Rear Admiral Howard THORSEN - praises drug policy.] Coast Guard seizure of luxury yacht Ark Royal after minute amount of marijuana aboard detailed; scenes shown. [BOATERS - oppose "zero tolerance" seizures.] Denouncing of seizures by ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Death of science fiction writer Robert Heinlein reported; H.G. Wells mentioned.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Ban on ships carrying nuclear weapons in Denmark reported Report introduced.
(Copenhagen, Denmark: Barrie Dunsmore) Possibility that new Danish nuclear policy may prevent United States ships, like USS Iowa, from landing in Danish ports reported; scenes shown. [USS Iowa Captain Larry SEAQUIST - says United States policy is to neither confirm nor deny presence of nuclear weapons aboard ship.] Impt. of Denmark to possible war in north Europe detailed; map shown of Baltic Sea region. Denmark's role in anti-nuclear campaign in West Europe recalled. [Social Democrat leader Svend AUKEN - says we don't want nuclear arms.] Issue of whether Denmark can belong to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and oppose nuclear weapons mentioned.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Nancy Reagan's reliance on astrology noted. Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Charles Murphy) Prediction of big earthquake by 16th century prophet Nostradamus and Orson Welles' movie account of the prophet, "The Man Who Saw Tomorrow", featured; scenes shown. [Barbara FABRICANT - describes preparations for earthquake.] Reaction of residents of Los Angeles to prophecy examined; earthquake telephone hot line shown. [Video CLERK - says Welles movie is in demand.] [To telephone caller, Cal Tech professor Robert FINN - explains Nostradamus' actual prediction.] [Griffith Observatory spokesperson Rick DELACRUZ - says there will be no earthquake.] [Astrologers Ed HELIN, Bob PAIGE, Larry PINES - give alternative predictions.] [In Paris, Californian Flo DOWEN - says it's scary.] [HELIN - comments.] Scenes shown of Cal Tech seismograph.