This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(Hollywood, California: Gary Shepard) Status of strike by television and film writers reported; details given, scenes shown. [Producers Alliance president Nicholas COUNTER - says we have hit brick wall after mediation failed.] Producers' plans to hire foreign writers to replace Writers Guild members reported; scenes shown of picketing of theater showing Disney studio film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit". [Writers Guild spokesperson Cheryl RHODEN - responds to producers' decision.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Resumption of countdown for space shuttle Discovery tests after solving of minor problems noted. Report introduced.
(DC: Bettina Gregory) Plans for NASA's test-firing of Discovery's engines reported; scenes shown from Cape Canaveral, Florida. [In July, astronaut David HILMERS - says dream is still alive.] Delays in shuttle schedule reviewed. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) worker Johnny WALKER - comments.] Criticism of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) for focusing all of its efforts on space shuttle reported [Shuttle expert Robert HOTZ - says NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is hanging by single thread of shuttle.] [Space writer Craig GOVAULT - says this is like first launch of space shuttle all over again.] Reasons for delays outlined on screen. [GOVAULT - discusses pressure to get shuttle off before November election]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Status of ex-Congress Barbara Jordan on day after heart attack reported
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Denial by Secretary of State George Shultz that United States and Iran have begun direct negotiations to improve relations reported Report introduced.
(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Issue of US-Iran relations in wake of efforts for cease-fire in Iran-Iraq war featured. [On "Face the Nation", SHULTZ - comments.] Sources said rpting. United States did receive message from Iran that releasing Iranian frozen assets would help free hostages in Lebanon. Story in "US News and World Report" stating that US-Iran dealings are underway quoted. [SHULTZ - denies talks with Iran.] Impact of United Nations cease-fire talks, Iran's restoration of relations with Canada and smoothing of its relations with Great Britain on United States noted.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Iranian deputy for. minister Ali Mohammad Besharati reported indicating Iran will refrain from attacking shipping in Persian Gulf while cease-fire negotiations with Iraq are underway.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Stmt. from Jordan's King Hussein that Jordan cannot be homeland for Palestinians, who should have homeland of their own after liberation of Israeli-occupied territories, reported Report introduced.
(Jerusalem, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Speech by Hussein featured; details given of Hussein's putting of future of Palestinians on shoulders of PLO; scenes shown. [Palestinian journalist Hanna SENIORA - says Hussein is recognizing need for third state between Jordan and Israel.] Impact of Hussein's position on West Bankdetailed. [Israeli cabinet minister Mordechai GUR - says Hussein is attached to Palestinians.] [Israeli cabinet minister Moshe SHAHAL - says Hussein is trying to prove nothing can be done without him.] West Bank's ties to Jordan explained. Israel reported jailing Faisal Husseini, Palestinian with ties to PLO, for third time.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Stmt. by Secretary of State George Shultz that compromise has been reached with Congress to sell arms to Kuwait reported; details given of national security advisor Colin Powell's role in arms deal.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Efforts by criminal justice system to use procedures used by Marine Corps. to turn troublemakers into law-abiding adults reported Report introduced.
(Freesoil, Michigan: Dan Noyes) "Shock incarceration," involving long days and loud discipline, as part of prison program featured; details given, scenes shown from program that forces inmates to develop self-discipline. [Inmate Gary KULPA - reacts to program.] [Camp commander Inspector Bruce CURTIS - explains program to help inmates control their actions.] Tenets of program explained; scenes shown. Expansion of "shock incarceration" programs across nation outlined on screen. [American Correctional Association spokesperson Anthony TRAVISONO - explains spread of program.] Cost of program noted. [Inmate Scott TETZLAFF - comments on program.] Procedures of program detailed. [Corrections ofr. Lieutenant Jerry HOWELL - talks to inmate.] [KULPA - says program will keep him in line.] [INMATE - comments on camp's 90 days.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Slap by Treasury Secretary James Baker at Governor Michael Dukakis' plan to crack down on delinquent taxpayers reported; details given of Baker's statement to "Boston Herald". Stmts. by Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum about consideration as vice president choice by Vice President George Bush noted.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(Studio: Ray Gandolf) Andre Agassi reported winning tennis tournament in Stratton Mtn., VT; scenes shown from ESPN. Boxing bout between James (Buddy) McGirt-Howard Davis reported; scenes shown. Induction of Willie Stargell into baseball Hall of Fame reported; scenes shown. Baseball games between New York Mets-Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox-Milwaukee Brewers reported; scenes shown from WWOR and WVTV. Boston Red Sox manager Joe Morgan featured; details given of firing of manager John McNamara &replacement by Morgan and resulting win streak, scenes shown. [MORGAN - comments on managerial job.] Game scenes shown. [MORGAN, players Ellis BURKS, Mike GREENWELL - comment on team.] Feud between Morgan and veteran player Jim Rice reviewed. [MORGAN, RICE - comment on incident.] Morgan's baseball career reviewed. [Boston MTA equipment operator Tom TRACY - talks about Morgan's winter job as snowplow operator.] [MORGAN - comments.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Strange haircuts reviewed. Report introduced.
(NYC: Bill O'Reilly) NYC's huge Astor Place barber shop featured; scenes shown. [Owner Enrico VEZZA, barber Daisey TORRES - say shop will create any haircut.] Notable customers named. Strange haircuts shown. [Barber Gary HOPE - comments.] Barber shop as mirror of America explained.