This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Eve of Democratic Convention noted. Report introduced.
(Louisville, Kentucky: Brit Hume) Jesse Jackson's campaign caravan featured; scenes shown. [JACKSON - discusses his relationship with Governor Michael Dukakis.] Issue of Jackson's role in Dukakis' fall campaign explained.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Jim Wooten) Jackson's backstage campaign featured; scenes shown of Bert Lance, who is trying to make deal for Jackson with Dukakis. [LANCE - says no one is served by getting into a battle.] Dealings between Dukakis aides Paul Brountas and Susan Estrich and Jackson advrs. Ron Brown and John White detailed. [Mayor Andrew YOUNG - talks about the "other wing" of Democratic party] Suggestion by Lance that Jimmy Carter mediate between two camps reported Issue of possible challenge by Jackson to be nomination as vice president choice noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Memo from Richard Nixon analyzing Democratic ticket quoted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Steve Shepard) Announcement of selection of William McCarthy as successor to late Jackie Presser as president of Teamsters union reported [McCARTHY - comments.] Presser's heir apparent Weldon Mathis mentioned. McCarthy's comments on Teamsters' corruption trial detailed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Trade balance of payments figs. given. Stk. Mkt. Report Wholesale price figs. for last month given
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stmt. from Agriculture Secretary Richard Lyng to President Reagan about severity of drought reported; details given of declaration of Missouri and Ohio as disaster areas. Report introduced.
(Woodworth, North Dakota: Chris Bury) Effect of drought on wildlife inhabiting wetlands featured; scenes shown of drought-stricken wetlands. [US Fish and Wildlife Service Lloyd JONES - expresses concern about wildlife.] [MAN - says there are less birds on ponds.] Plight of mallard ducks detailed. [Wildlife biologist Gary KRAPU - comments.] Possible hunting restrictions noted. [US Fish and Wildlife Service Frank DUNKLE - talks about time it takes for wetlands to recover.] Effect of drought on fish explained. [University of Wisconsin Steve BORN - says problem is serious.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Finding by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) of problem with rocket pods on space shuttle Discovery reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Centenarian Zefarina Luis de la Cruz reported receiving temporary United States residency card as part of immigration amnesty program for illegal aliens; scenes shown from El Paso, Texas.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Nicaragua's ambassador to US, Carlos Tunnermann, reported leaving United States as ordered by President Reagan; details given of Nicaragua's reasoning that he should be allowed to stay because of his role in OAS.
(DC: John McWethy) Status of US-Nicaraguan relations reported; scenes shown of Tunnermann and diplomacy staff leaving US. [TUNNERMANN - comments on Reagan and Nicaragua.] [REAGAN - criticizes Sandinistas.] Crackdown against dissent in Nicaragua reported; details given of expulsion of United States dipls. Issue of aid to Contras noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Rescue of downed United States fliers in South China Sea by Vietnamese navy reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Visit by Raisa Gorbachev to Nazi death camp at Auschwitz in Poland during Mikhail Gorbachev's Polish visit reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Winnie Mandela, wife of imprisoned Nelson Mandela, reported calling off her planned birthday visit to husband to call attention to problem of political prisoners in South Africa reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) World's most active volcano in Kilauea, Hawaii, noted. Report introduced.
(Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii: Gary Shepard) Creation of beach by lava from volcano featured; scenes shown of volcano, lava flow and new black beach. [National Park Service Jon ERIKSON - says beach happened almost overnight.] [Tourist Carl MANNING - praises beach.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Delegate to Democrat conv., Tom Hayden, profiled. [HAYDEN - talks about his anger in 1960s.] Scenes shown from Democrat conv. in Chicago, Illinois, in 1968; Hayden's role in anti-Vietnam war demonstrations recalled. [HAYDEN - comments.] Arrest and trial of "Chicago Seven" recalled; photos shown. [HAYDEN - says his generation felt they could change the world.] Hayden's role in Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and as anti-war activist recalled; scenes shown. [HAYDEN - comments on political process.] Hayden's career as California political noted. [California assembly speaker pro tem Mike ROOS - talks about Hayden.] [HAYDEN - says United States has become more mature.] [Representative Chester ATKINS, Chicago alderman David ORR - discuss political system.] [ROOS - talks about issues that Hayden confronts.] Hayden's family life with wife Jane Fonda detailed; photos shown. [HAYDEN - talks about working within political system.]