This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Arrival of President Reagan in New Orleans, Louisiana, for his last party convention as president reported; scenes shown. Report introduced.
(New Orleans, Louisiana: Lark McCarthy) Welcoming for Reagan and his campaign for Republicans featured; scenes shown. [REAGAN - criticizes Democrat conv.; campaigns.; recalls Democrats who voted for him in last elecs.; criticizes liberals; calls for election of Vice President George Bush.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Anticipation of Reagan's speech tomorrow noted. [Bush campaign co-chairperson Paul LAXALT - talks about Republican party, Reagan, Bush, Governor Michael Dukakis and Reagan's role in Bush campaign] Bush reported working on his acceptance speech with new campaign chairperson James Baker; photograph shown. Baker's approval of Federal Reserve Bd.'s decision to raise discount interest rate reported
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Mystery over choice for vice president noted. Report introduced.
(New Orleans, Louisiana: Jackie Judd) Comments from possible vice president choices featured. [On "This Wk.", Senator Robert DOLE, Representative Jack KEMP, Senators Dan QUAYLE, Alan SIMPSON, Lamar ALEXANDER - talk about President Reagan, Vice President George Bush and the vice president] Analysis of today's events noted. [Pol. analyst William SCHNEIDER, "US News and World Report" David GERGEN, Bush campaign manager Lee ATWATER - talk about selection of vice president] Role of evasiveness in talking about vice president selection noted. [On "This Wk.", Bush campaign manager James BAKER - talks about national security advisor Colin Powell as a possibility.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson; Convention floor: Lynn Sherr) Unlikelihood that Bush will select woman as running mate analyzed; Walter Mondale, Elizabeth Dole, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Senator Lloyd Bentsen mentioned. Qualifications of Robert Dole detailed.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson; Convention floor: Brit Hume) Bush's criteria for vice president selection analyzed; Robert Dole, Quayle, Kemp mentioned.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson; Convention floor: Jeff Greenfield) Qualifications of ex-baseball manager Billy Martin described. Bush's likely nominee described.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Governor Michael Dukakis shown at concert conducted by his wife Kitty's father Harry Ellis Dickson.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Soviet troop withdrawal from Afghanistan reported on schedule. Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Jim Laurie) Attacks by mujahedeen rebels on Kabul, Afghanistan, reported; details given, scenes shown of battle debris and of Soviet tank and troop pullout under helicopter cover.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) "Washington Post" story on Navy report on downing of Iranian civilian plane by United States Navy ship in Persian Gulf which put blame on unnamed operations ofr. on USS Vincennes reported
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Seventh day of truce in Iran-Iraq war reported; UN monitoring forces reported preparing for formal cease-fire that will soon take effect.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Confrontation between police and student radicals demanding reunification with North Korea reported; scenes shown from Seoul.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Cond. of imprisoned black activist Nelson Mandela, under care for lung ailment, reported
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Death of "super lawyer" Edward Bennett Williams reported; details given of Williams' notorious clients, photos shown of Jimmy Hoffa, Frank Costello, Adam Clayton Powell, John Connolly. Opinions of Richard Nixon and President Reagan about Williams mentioned. Williams' role with Washington Redskins and Baltimore Orioles noted.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(Studio: Ray Gandolf) Jeff Sluman reported winning PGA golf tournament; scenes shown. Ending of Boston Red Sox's baseball home winning streak reported; scenes shown from WDVI-TV. Ivan Lendl reported beating Kevin Curren for Canadian Open tennis title. Ricky Rudd reported winning stock car race in Watkins Glen, New York; scenes shown from ESPN.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(New Orleans, Louisiana: Judd Rose) Portrait of New Orleans featured; details given, scenes shown. [WOMAN - describes city.] [Oyster SERVER - comments on city.] City street names given; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - try to pronounce "Tchoupitoulas."] [WOMAN - says it's a European city.] Language noted. [Cajun cook Justin WILSON - (thru on-screen translation) talks Cajun.] [Various FOLK - pronounce city's name.] [Voodoo practitioner "KAIA" - says she would perform ritual for Vice President George Bush.] Tennessee Williams' character quoted. [WILSON - comments.]