This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Beginning of next phase of election campaign on Labor Day noted. Report introduced.
(Anaheim, California: Brit Hume) campaign. by Vice President George Bush in California featured; details given, scenes shown of Bush in fish packing plant. [BUSH - talks about filleting bass; campaigns. on economy and peace issues; criticizes Governor Michael Dukakis defense stance.] Pro-Dukakis protesters shown. Bush's campaign day reviewed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Walter Mondale's problems during Labor Day campaign in '84 recalled. Report introduced
(Saint Louis, Missouri: Sam Donaldson) Attempt by Dukakis to regain campaign momentum featured; scenes shown from Detroit, Michigan. [DUKAKIS - campaigns. on econ. issue; criticizes Senator Dan Quayle.] Anti-Dukakis protesters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, shown. [DUKAKIS - asks about sound system.] Grinding nature of campaign explained.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) campaign. by Senator Lloyd Bentsen in Texas and by Quayle in New York City harbor reported; details given, scenes shown. Announcement of coverage of campaign '88 on "Nightline "on Mons. reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(No location given: Barrie Dunsmore) Flooding of Bangladesh after monsoon featured; details given of environmental reasons for recent extensive flooding; scenes and map-animation shown. [Bangladesh high commissioner General K.M. SAFIULLAH - comments on disaster.] [War on Want Relief Agency spokesperson Andy RUTHERFORD - discusses medical problems.] [SAFIULLAH - explains nature of relief needed.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Mexico reported suffering from floods resulting from hurricane and tropical storm; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Fire at nuclear power plant in Soviet Lithuania reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stmt. by Mikhail Gorbachev that he will stamp out government corruption and bribery reported Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Corruption trial in Moscow in which Yuri Churbanov, son-in-law of former leader Leonid Brezhnev, is defendant reported; details given, scenes shown, photos shown. Churbanov's political career reviewed. [WOMAN - (thru translator) says "kill the bribe-takers."] Gorbachev's criticism of Brezhnev regime detailed; scenes shown from Soviet TV of bribe booty. [Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - says no crime should go unpunished.] Entrenchment of corruption in Soviet pols. reiterated.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by Greece that it will close one United States Air Force base reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) United States Air Force reported launching several spy satellites; scenes shown from Vandenburg AFB, California.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement of week-long series on environmental noted. Report introduced.
(NYC: Richard Threlkeld) Problem with medical waste along E. coast beaches and shoreline featured; details given, scenes and map shown. [BEACHGOER, Senator Dan. Patrick MOYNIHAN - comment on problem.] Efforts to find culprits detailed. [Rhode Island attorney general James O'NEIL - blames Mayor Ed Koch and NYC.] Arresting of those involved in illegal dumping reported [New York City sanitation department spokesperson Brendan SEXTON - discusses high cost of medical waste disposal.] Refuse from home nursing care and nursing homes detailed. Environmental Protection Agency noted assigning only one investigator to "med.-waste" problem. [EPA administration Lee THOMAS - comments on waste disposal.] [Senator Bill BRADLEY - comments.] [Natural Resources Defense Council spokesperson Jacqueline WARREN -says oceans are used as disposal sites.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Efforts by Jim and Tammy Bakker to buy back PTL ministry reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Results of survey by "Children" magazine on parents' wish that children could go to private or parochial, and not public, elementary schools reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Air show by Navy's Blue Angels flight team in Cleveland, Ohio, reported; crash at air show in Ramstein, West Germany, recalled. Report introduced.
(DC: Rick Inderfurth) Air shows in United States featured; details given, scenes shown. [Thunderbirds' commander Lieutenant Colonel Stephen TRENT - says air shows are enjoyable work.] Cost of military air shows to Pentagon enumerated. [TRENT - says air shows show US' capabilities.] Federal Aviation Administration safety restrictions on air shows detailed; scenes shown from air shows. [Center for Defense Info. Admiral Eugene CARROLL (ret.) - says in United States critical maneuvers are done away from audience.] Accidents at Ramstein, at United States air show last Apr. and Blue Angels crash in 1985 shown. [CARROLL - says lives are lost in public relations] [Blue Angels flight leader Commander Gil RUD - says we show United States how good pilots are.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Death of actor Gert Froebe reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Pictures of summer of 1988 featured with musical accompaniment; scenes shown of hot weather, low rivers, forest fires.