This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Supreme Court decision in affirmative action case concerned with racial quotas noted. Report introduced.
(DC: Tim O'Brien) Affirmative action case involving program of "set- aside" contracts for minority-owned construction businesses in Richmond, Virginia, reported; details given of Supreme Court decision finding plan unconstitutional; justices Sandra Day O'Connor's major opinion and Thurgood Marshall's minority opinion quoted. [Richmond city cnclman. Henry MARSH - says Supreme Court has dealt major blow to affirmative action.] Applicability of decision to affirmative action plans across nation explained. [National Minority Bus. Council John ROBINSON - comments on decision.] O'Connor's position on minority issues noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Supreme Court reported deciding that it is not invasion of privacy for police to fly low over someone's backyard.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Anniversary of Supreme Court's Roe versus Wade decision on abortion noted. Report introduced.
(DC: Brit Hume) President Bush's response to anti-abortion gathering in DC featured; details given, scenes shown. [By telephone, BUSH - talks to rally.] [Vice President Dan QUAYLE - says this is his first meeting] Bush's attns. to vice president detailed. Bush's telephone calls to Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher, USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev and West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl mentioned; scenes shown of Bush photograph opportunity. [BUSH - responds to question.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Scheduled execution in Florida of convicted killer Ted Bundy noted. Report introduced.
(Starke, Florida: John Qui
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Memorial service for five children killed in last week's shooting spree in Stockton, California reported; scenes shown. Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Gary Shepard) Patrick Purdy's use of AK-47 rifle during massacre recalled; scenes shown. [Gun shop manager Alvin CAMPBELL - says people are streaming in to buy AK-47s.] Attempts to ban sale of military assault weapons in California reported; scenes shown of AK-47's fire power. [California state sen. David ROBERTI - discusses AK-47.] Opposition of National Rifle Assn. to regulation of AK-47 sales noted. [National Rifle Assn. spokesperson James Jay BAKER - discusses causes of violence.] [California attorney general John VAN de KAMP - cites ease of buying gun.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Arrest of Miami, Florida, police ofr. William Lozano for shootings that led to racial violence last week reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Center for Auto Safety reported calling for recall of Cadillacs equipped with HT-4100 4.1 liter V-8 engines.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Earthquake in Tadzhikistan, USSR , reported; map shown.
(Moscow, USSR : Jim Laurie) Aftermath of USSR earthquake featured; details given, scenes and map shown of quake centering in Dushanbe. Continue of cleanup efforts in wake of Armenian earthquake noted; scenes shown from January 7, 1989. Mikhail Gorbachev's plans for economy development in USSR mentioned.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.
(DC: John McWethy) Concern over what will happen in Afghanistan after Soviet troop withdrawal featured; details given, scenes shown of withdrawal. Conds. in capital city of Kabul detailed. [UNICEF spokesperson Vincent O'REILLY - discusses impending starvation in Kabul.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Ending of latest outburst by Argentine military reported; details given, scenes shown of attack on base near Buenos Aires.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) New York City child abuse case in which Joel Steinberg is accused of beating daughter Lisa to death reported going to jury; scenes shown from ctrm. Report introduced.
(Seattle, WA: Carole Simpson) Handling of child abuse cases in WA featured; scenes shown of special police unit's handling of one case in Tacoma; photos shown of child abuse victims. WA's home builders program explained; case study cited as example [Stacia HAILEY, Don. BOW - discuss their family problems.] [Social worker Elaine SONTAG JOHNSON - comments on this family's situation.] [BOW, HAILEY - comment on how program helped them.] WA's Childhaven day care center program to deal with emotional wounds suffered by victims of abuse detailed; scenes shown. [Childhaven's Patrick GOGERTY - comments on child abuse.] "Children's initiative" petition for funding of WA's children's programs discussed. [WA state senate Phil TALMADGE - talks about children.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Child abuse statistics given.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.
(No location given: Robert Trout) Death of artist Salvador Dali in Spain reported; scenes shown from Dali's life and art. Dali's surrealistic and conventional paintings discussed, shown.