This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Contd. investigation of Secretary of Defense-designate John Tower by Senator Armed Services Committee noted. Report introduced.
(DC: Brit Hume) President Bush's stmts. about Tower reported; scenes shown of photograph opportunity following Bush's meeting with drug czar William Bennett. [BUSH - says he has not changed mind about Tower's qualifications for Defense Department post; discusses the confirmation process.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.
(DC: Jim Wooten) Tower's meeting with committee members Senators Sam Nunn and John Warner reported; scenes shown from Senator halls. White House cnsl. C. Boyden Gray reported bringing latest FBI report on Tower to committee [NUNN - discusses allegations and confirmation.] [Senator William COHEN - defends Tower on alcohol chgs.] Delay in hearings explained.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Preview of President Bush's outlining of his budget to Congress given; details given of Bush's call for slowing down of growth of Medicare payments.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Plane crash in Azores reported; scenes shown of crash site on is. of Santa Maria, Azores; map shown of route of plane carrying Italian tourists from Bergamo, Italy, to Dominican Republic.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Bloody day in Israeli-occupied territories reported; details given, scenes shown from West Bank of results of several confrontations between Israeli troops and Palestinians. Israel's defense of policies in wake of United States report accusing them of human rights violations reported Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Opposition of some Israelis to government response toward Palestinian unrest featured. [Israeli songwriter Dan ALMOGOR - says Israeli army is fighting against children.] Almogor's long relationship with Israeli establishment detailed; historical film shown of him with Prime Min. Golda Meir. [ALMOGOR - discusses his visit to Israeli-occupied territories.] Almogor's outspoken opposition to Israel's Palestinian policies noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Stmts. from new head of South Africa's ruling party, F.W. de Klerk, about white domination and issue of black major rule reported; scenes shown. Report introduced.
(Capetown, South Africa: Richard Sergei) Apartheid, South Africa's system of racial discrimination, featured; case study of impact of apartheid on five yr. old boy Wayne Shirley, whose mother and uncle are of mixed race, detailed; scenes shown. [Mother Amanda SHIRLEY - explains her racial status.] [Mayor of Kraaifontein, South Africa, Sarel VAN DEVENTER - says boy can't live in colored area and go to white school.] [Amanda SHIRLEY - says Wayne is blond.] Outcome of situation noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Recommendation that all new babies be tested for AIDS noted. Report introduced.
(Tacoma, WA: Bonnie Strauss) One-man war against AIDS among drug users in Tacoma, WA, featured; details given of David Purchase's passing out of new needles to intravenous drug users; scenes shown. [PURCHASE - talks about needle-exchange program.] [Heroin ADDICT - comments.] [WA state senate Jim WEST - says needle exchange sends out terrible message.] Police noted not interfering with program. [Police spokesperson Mark MANN - says department can't do anything to reduce AIDS.] [PURCHASE - comments.] Washington health department study of needle-exchange plan explained. [PURCHASE - comments on feeling useful.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report from president commission on cancer and smoking said recommending ban on smoking in all public places, calling for Congress to reclassify tobacco as drug and that FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulate it.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Swearing in of Manuel Lujan as new Secretary of Interior and William Reilly as Environmental Protection Agency head shown. President Bush's gesture of support for Environmental Protection Agency cited. Report introduced.
(DC: Ned Potter) Battle between envtlists. and oil industry over Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, AK, featured; details given; scenes shown from Wilderness Society and Alaska Oil and Gas Association films. [Voice of Sierra Club MBR. - says this land belongs to animals and to the future.] [Senator Ted STEVENS - says this is last place on continent for new oil.] [Wilderness Society George FRAMPTON - says if we go in, there will never be wilderness there again.] Agreement by President Reagan and Interior Department on plan to make it easier for oil industry to drill in Arctic refuge noted; details given of envtlists.' concern about policies of Bush and Lujan. [National Wildlife Fed. Dr. Jay HAIR - says line must be drawn.] [On September 2, 1988, BUSH -says he's an environmentalist] Oil pipeline in Prudhoe Bay, AK, shown. [On February 1, 1988, BUSH - comments on caribou and pipeline.] [STEVENS - comments on caribou and Arctic.] Link of burning of oil and "greenhouse effect" noted. [Sierra Club's Michael FISCHER - says oil drilling and global warming are incompatible.] [HAIR - comments on Bush and environmental]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Continue of this environmental debate noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Decline in college applications reported; details given of cost of one year of education at Harvard Univ. Report introduced.
(Columbus, Ohio: Dick Schaap) Profile of high school football player from Columbus, Ohio, who signed letter of intent today with Southern Methodist Univ. (SMU) featured; scenes shown. [high school athlete Dan FREIBURGER - says he was too weak to be high school football player.] Freiburger's late development as scholastic football player at prep school detailed; game film shown. [Mother Kathy FREIBURGER - talks about son.] Father's football background explained. [FREIBURGER - talks about building up body and his football future.]