This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stmt. by Jordan's King Hussein that he would secede authority over Palestinians in West Bank reviewed. Report introduced.
(Jerusalem, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Analyses of Hussein's position on Palestinians featured; details given of Hussein's recent action re: Palestinians; scenes shown from Hussein's speech on Jordanian TV. Concern of Palestinians about their economy relationship to Jordan noted. [BirZeit Univ. prof. Mousa BUDERI - says people are pleased with Hussein's declaration.] Reaction of Israeli moderates and right-wing to statement explained. Israel's jailing of Palestinian activist Faisal Husseini, who has ties to PLO, noted. [Israeli cabinet minister Moshe SHAHAL - says Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza can't manage alone.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Impact of Hussein's position on United States peace plans for region detailed. Report introduced.
(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Assessment by State Department of Hussein's speech reported [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - says Department won't jump to any conclusions on implications.] Hussein's central role in Secretary of State George Shultz's Middle East peace plan detailed. [Brookings Institution William QUANDT - says any negotiation on West Bank will have to deal with Palestinians speaking on own behalf with Jordan in secondary role.] United States view on Jordan's important to peace in region reiterated.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by Iranian ambassador to United Nations that Iran is ready for cease-fire in war with Iraq. Reports from United Nations observers that Iraqis have been using chemical weapons extensively noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(No location given: Bettina Gregory) Finding of another leak in space shuttle Discovery reported; details given of fueling test, scenes shown. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson Karl KRISTOFFERSON - discusses testing.] Possible delay of engine tests due to leak noted; repair procedure reviewed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Launching of campaign by Audi of American to get United States to buy Audis reported; details given of controversy over safety of Audi 5000. Report introduced
(Saint Louis, Missouri: Steve Shepard) Audi sales campaign featured; scenes shown from ads., details given of dropping sales figs. Audi 5000's acceleration problems reviewed; scenes shown of damaged cars. [WOMAN - blames car for accident.] Audi's explanation of acceleration problem detailed. [Audi spokesperson Tom McDONALD - says there is no problem.] Audi ad. shown describing guaranteed trade-in price &guaranteed maintenance. [McDONALD - says there is no chance Audi will abandon United States market]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Taking of hostages in prison near Albany, New York, reported; details given.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(London, England: Mike Lee) Bombing by IRA (Irish Republican Army) of living qtrs. of soldiers in London, England, featured; details given, scenes shown of damages. [In Australia, Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - comments on bombing on edge of her constituency.] Lax security at barracks noted; scenes shown from October 1984 IRA (Irish Republican Army) attack at Brighton and from 1988 attacks on British installations in Europe following killing of IRA (Irish Republican Army) suspects in Gibraltar by British forces.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Destructions by USSR of missiles in accordance with INF treaty with United States reported; scenes shown from Kazakhstan, USSR . Arrival of Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci in USSR to view mil hardware there; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Secretary of State George Shultz reported on trip to Latin American to discuss drug trade and other matters. Report introduced.
(Guatemala City, Guatemala: John Qui
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Prediction by National Weather Service of rainfall for farm belt reported Report introduced.
(Clinton Cnty., Ohio: Ned Potter) Raising of money by Ohio farmers to seed clouds featured; scenes and diagram shown of process of cloud-seeding. [Farmer Bruce BEAM - hopes it will work.] Uses of inexact science of cloud-seeding explained; scenes shown. [Farmer Roy FLEIHMAN - says people should appeal to God.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Claim by Victorville, California, student that dissecting frog in school violated her religion beliefs recalled; update in case given.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Court ruling against school board ban on high school dances in Purdy, Missouri, reported; details given.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Endorsing of resolution allowing women to be consecrated as bps. in Church of England reported Report introduced.
(London, England: John Laurence) Ancient tradition of boys choir in England featured; details given of replacement of boys by girls, scenes shown. [Royal School of Church Music director Dr. Lionel DAKERS - laments decline of boys' voices.] [BOY - explains why many dislike being in choirs.] [DAKERS - says boys' voices links in with ambiance of worship.] [Worth Church organist Ethel KIMBER, Worth Church choirmaster John MILLS - describe better quality of boys' voices.] [BOYS and GIRLS - debate issue.] Choirs seen and heard.