This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Stmts. by President Reagan, Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini and USS Vincennes Captain Will Rogers about yesterday's downing of Iranian plane by United States missile reported Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Zelnick) Report by Rogers to Pentagon about approaching aircraft quoted; details given of questions raised by incident; diagrams shown. [US Navy Vice Admiral Joseph METCALF (ret.) - comments.] Problems of iden. aircraft from radar blips explained. [Ex-ntl. security advisor Brent SCOWCROFT - discusses radar operator.] Issue of plane's failure to respond to USS Vincennes detailed. [Jane's defense data spokesperson Paul BEAVER - explains why plane may not have answered.] Last year's attack on USS Stark by Iraqi missiles recalled.
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Stark commander Glenn Brindel recalled allowed to quit Navy after missile attack on his ship. Report introduced.
(DC: Sheilah Kast) Response from Reagan and president cands. to incident reported; scenes shown. [REAGAN - calls it understandable accident; explains differences between incident and USSR 's attack on Korean airliner in 1983.] [Vice President George BUSH - backs ship's captain ] [In Boston, Massachusetts, Governor Michael DUKAKIS - discusses dangers of Iran-Iraq war.] [Jesse JACKSON - questions US Persian Gulf policy.] Issue of reparations to families of those killed outlined.
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Attacks by Iranian president Ali Khamenei on Reagan admin. reported; Iranian threats of revenge noted. Report introduced.
(Persian Gulf: Mike Lee) Response of Persian Gulf states to incident reported; scenes shown of victims' bodies being displayed and of Iranian day of mourning in area. [IRANIAN - says he had many relatives on plane.] [MAN - expresses shock at killings.] [Voice of Iranian air CONTROLLER - comments on air space.] Indications of possible Iranian retaliation detailed. [Khomeini representative Syed Raza BORGHAEI - (thru translator) discusses targets of revenge.]
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Stmt. by President Reagan that downing of Iranian plane in Persian Gulf will not change United States policy there reported Report introduced.
(DC: John McWethy) Review of United States policy in Persian Gulf reported; details given, scenes shown. [Senator Dale BUMPERS - says Congress may force some change in Gulf policy.] [Columbia Univ. Gary SICK - says United States must question its policy.] [Senator Sam NUNN, on "Good Morning, American", Representative Lee HAMILTON - comment on United States Gulf policy.] Possibility of Iranian retaliation against US hostages in Lebanon discussed. [SICK - explains hostages as pawns.] Other targets for terrorism noted; scenes shown.
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.
(London, England: John Laurence) Heavy security for Americans in Europe due to threat of Iranian revenge featured; details given, scenes shown of worldwide security checks on US' Independence Day. [US ambassador to France Joe ROGERS - comments on incident.]
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Responses to US' downing of Iranian passenger plane and to Iran-Iraq war from Vatican, Japan, Britain's Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher, Persian Gulf states, China (PR), USSR , quoted. Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) USSR 's response to incident featured; details given of comparison to Soviet downing of Korean airliner in 1983, scenes shown from American ambassador's July 4th party in Moscow. [Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV -says we warned United States something would happen if Navy moved into Gulf.] [Soviet lieutenant general Vladimir SHAVOL - (thru translator) discusses the downing of both planes.] Gerasimov reported both confirming USSR -Iran meeting and calling for United States withdrawal from Gulf. Reading of President Reagan's explanation of tragedy on Soviet television reported
(Studio: Barry Serafin) President Reagan's praise of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in "Life" magazine interview reported
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.
(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Bettina Gregory) Rolling out by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) of space shuttle Discovery to launching pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida, reported; scenes shown. [Astronaut David HILMERS, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) WORKER - talk about shuttle.]
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Results of men's finals at Wimbledon tennis tournament between Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg reported; scenes shown from NBC Sports.
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Announcement that United States will host World Cup soccer games in 1994 reported
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Celebration of July 4th throughout United States reported; scenes shown of fireworks in Santa Monica, California, balloons in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Report introduced.
(DC: John Martin) Flocking of Americans to Washington, DC monuments at night featured; details given, scenes shown. [WOMAN - describes Lincoln Monument at night.] [STUDENT - reads Lincoln's words.] [WASHINGTONIAN - quotes Gettysburg Address.] Composition of monument described. [WOMAN - comments.] [At Thomas Jefferson Memorial, GUIDE - says this is considered romantic spot.] [COUPLE - comment.] Scenes shown from Washington Monument. [North Carolina WOMAN - comments.] [At Vietnam war memorial, MAN - comments.]