This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(London, England: Sam Donaldson) Summing up by President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev of their Moscow summit experience featured; details given, scenes shown from Kremlin. [REAGAN - comments on summit; calls Gorbachevs friends.] [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says progress of summit moving too slowly.] Official good-bye reported delivered by Andrei Gromyko at airport; scenes shown from airport; national security advisor Colin Powell shown. Reagan's meeting in Great Britain with Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher reported; scenes shown. White House assessment on summit detailed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reaction of West Europe media to summit reported Report introduced.
(London, England: Barrie Dunsmore) Report by Secretary of State George Shultz to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies on Moscow summit detailed; scenes shown from Brussels, Belgium. [SHULTZ -says US-USSR relations are better.] [Ex-British foreign secretary David OWEN - says Reagan has done well.] Review of Europe's response to Reagan's USSR policy through the 1980s detailed; scenes shown. [OWEN - says Europeans underestimate Reagan and have begun to realize that Reagan, as well as Gorbachev, has done well.] Scenes shown from Moscow summit.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Gorbachev's response to Reagan's mtgs. with Jewish "refuseniks" and dissidents during summit visit featured; scenes shown of Gorbachev's meeting with leftists and peace groups from around world. [American Indian activist Antony GONZALEZ - refers to racism in American] [Reverend William Sloane COFFIN - discusses American homeless.] [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says USSR will not accept advice on how to run own affairs.] Gorbachev shown autographing his book, "Perestroika", for Indian activist Leonard Peltier and receiving other gifts from group. Gorbachev's public complaints about summit's missed opportunities on arms control detailed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Draft of final report by president commission on AIDS reported Report introduced.
(DC: George Strait) Criticism by commission chairperson Admiral James Watkins of fed. government's efforts against AIDS featured; scenes shown. [WATKINS - says system has failed.] Discrimination against AIDS victims detailed; commission's recommendations outlined on screen. [Representative William DANNEMEYER - opposes plan.] Cmsn.'s recommendation that Surgeon General C. Everett Koop be made indep. AIDS czar noted. [National Gay and Lesbian Task Force spokesperson Urvashi VAID - praises recommendations, questions turning them into policy.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Passing of legislature by House of Representatives limiting amount elderly would pay during catastrophic illness reported Report introduced.
(DC: Ann Compton) Problems of long-term medical care and its cost featured; case of Robert Shelton, of Irving, Texas, detailed; scenes shown. [Wife Annabelle SHELTON - explains cost of extra insurance] Catastrophic health plan outlined on screen; Medicare mentioned. [Representative Roy ROWLAND - expresses concern over how aged persons will pay for plan.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Governor Michael Dukakis reported cancelling debate with Jesse Jackson due to wife Kitty's upcoming surgery.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Warning by Consumers Union that Suzuki Samurai is unfit vehicle reported Report introduced.
(NYC: Bill O'Reilly) Safety of Suzuki Samurai featured; scenes shown of testing in Consumers Union video. [Consumers Union technical director River David PITTLE - rates car unacceptable.] Cases of car flipping over detailed. [American Suzuki Motor Company vice president Doug MAZZA - says driver errors led to accidents.] [PITTLE - says only protection is to not drive car.] Call by Center for Auto Safety for cars' recall noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Issuing by Federal Aviation Administration of final report on safety of Eastern and Continental airlines reported Report introduced.
(DC: Bettina Gregory) Investigation by Federal Aviation Administration and Trans. Department of planes reported [Trans. Secretary James BURNLEY - says Eastern Airlines is safe.] Stmt. from report that tension between labor and management at Eastern could effect safety noted; Burnley reported asking ex-Labor Secretary William Brock to defuse situation. [Texas Air chairperson Frank LORENZO - promises cooperation.] [International Association of Machinists spokesperson Charles BRYAN - calls report a whitewash.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by Hallmark Cards, Incorporated, that it will stop making graduation cards that make humorous references to alcohol in reponse to complaints from Mother Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) organization reported; card shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Annual National Spelling Bee reported; scenes shown of winning speller Rageshree Ramachandran spelling "elegiacal."
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Jose Napoleon Duarte, president of El Salvador, reported having cancer. Report introduced.
(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Impact of Duarte's health problems on President Reagan's Central American policy and on El Salvadoran pols. reported [DUARTE - says he'll fight cancer.] Anti-American party and its leader Roberto d'Aubuisson examined; scenes shown. [Representative Stephen SOLARZ - discusses impact of that party's success on American-Salvadoran relations] Problems of US-Salvadoran aid and for. relations noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Recovery of more bodies from site of coal mine explosion in Borken, West Germany, reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Hashemi Rafsanjani reported taking over command of armed forces in Iran from Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini.
(DC: Bob Zelnick) Current status of Iran-Iraq war featured; details given of recent Iraq offensives in Fao peninsula and near Basra, Iraq, map and scenes shown from Iraqi TV. Iran's problems in recruiting zealots for military explained; possible impact on US' role in Persian Gulf noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Bulldozing of bunker in E. Berlin where Adolf Hitler committed suicide during World War II reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Mil. bands of Queen's household featured; details given, scenes shown of marching band and cavalry.