This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Arrival of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro reported, shown.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson; Havana, Cuba: Peter Jennings, Jim Laurie) Discussion of implications of Gorbachev's visit for the region of Latin American, USSR -Cuba relations, the Cuban and Soviet brands of communism and the United States featured; details given of contrasting outfits being worn by Castro, Gorbachev and president's brother Raul Castro; scenes shown throughout segment of Gorbachev and Castro walking and riding together. Gorbachev's intent with regard to Cuba's economy discussed. Castro's critical comments about Gorbachev's perestroika recalled; details given of tenets of Castro's brand of communism Issue of Soviet aid to Cuba discussed; details given of Cuba's economy dependence on sugar crop and its problems in economy diversification. Issue of forgiving of debt in developing world discussed. Turnout of Cubans along parade route discussed; scenes shown of Gorbachev and Castro riding in open car. Appearance and geography of Cuba discussed. Relations between Cuba-US and Cuba-USSR reviewed.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Upcoming coverage from Cuba previewed.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Preliminary reports of possible failed coup attempt against President Prosper Avril in Haiti reported
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(Windhoek, Namibia: Richard Sergei) Mtg. between United Nations and South African officials in attempt to defuse growing crisis in Namibia during transition of power reported; details given of clash along Namibia's north border with Angola; scenes shown. [S. African foreign minister Pik BOTHA - says it is violation of peace agreements.] [SWAPO leader Danny TJANGARERO - comments.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat reported elected leader of self-proclaimed Palestinian state. Mtgs. this week between President Bush and Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak and Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir to discuss peace in the Middle East noted. Report introduced.
(Jerusalem, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Pol. philosophy of Shamir, who appears to be both a rock-hard nationalist, who always says "no," and a "closet pragmatist," featured. [SHAMIR - says no part of land of Israel will be given up.] Pragmatic side of Shamir's philosophy detailed; Israeli popular support of Shamir despite his inconsistencies explained. [Israeli journalist David KRIVINE - comments on Shamir.] Israeli opposition to American decision to talk to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) noted.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) President Bush reported set to throw out first baseball for opening of season. Brown-wigged Barbara Bush's April Fool's Day gag outlined.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Joseph Hazelwood,captain of Exxon Valdez, which spilled oil off coast of AK, reported fugitive from justice. Report introduced.
(Valdez, AK: Gary Shepard) Efforts to clean up oil spill featured; details given of debate over who is to blame for spill; scenes shown from Prince William Sound. [On "Face the Nation", Environmental Protection Agency administration William REILLY, on "This Wk.", Trans. Secretary Sam. SKINNER, on CBS, Exxon Corporation chairperson Lawrence RAWL, on "This Wk.", Exxon Corporation president Lee RAYMOND - comment on oil spill.] Response of Alaska Governor Steve Cowper to oil industry's contingency plan quoted. [COWPER - threatens to shut down pipeline.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(Studio: Ray Gandolf) Julie Inkster reported winning Nabisco-Dinah Shore women's golf tournament; scenes shown. University of Tennessee reported defeating Auburn Univ. in women's college basketball tournament; scenes shown. Men's NCAA basketball finals between Seton Hall-University of Michigan previewed; Michigan's coach Steve Fisher, who succeeded Bill Frieder at beginning of tournament, mentioned. Report introduced.
(Seattle, WA: Dick Schaap) Seton Hall player from Australia, Andrew Gaze, profiled; game scenes shown. [GAZE - talks about playing basketball in Australia and in US.] [Seton Hall coach P.J. CARLESIMO, player Pookey WIGINGTON - talk about Gaze.] [GAZE, Duke Univ. coach Mike KRZYZEWSKI - talk about Gaze's basketball abilities.] [CARLESIMO - comments on recruiting.]