This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Background to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's visit to Cuba given. Report introduced.
(Havana, Cuba: Jim Laurie) Gorbachev's day in Havana, Cuba, featured; details given of tone and topics of his talks with Fidel Castro, scenes shown. [Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - says Sovs. feel US admin. misrepresents situation in Central American and role Cuba will play.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Changing role of Cuba as asset to USSR discussed. Report introduced.
(Havana, Cuba: Richard Threlkeld) Review of Cuban missile crisis of 1962 given; historical scenes shown from October 1962; scenes shown of old missile sites today. Current status of Cuban arms obtained from USSR noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Return of Cuban soldiers from Angola where they played role in forcing Namibia's independent from South Africa reported Report introduced.
(Windhoek, Namibia: Richard Sergei) Clashes between SWAPO guerrillas and government troops led by white South African soldiers in north Namibia featured; scenes shown of dead and arms. [Admin. general Louis PIENAAR - says UN- sponsored peace is in jeopardy.]
(NYC: Barry Serafin) Announcement from Trans. Secretary Sam. Skinner that airlines will be required to install airport devices that can detect plastic explosives and comply with recommendations in Federal Aviation Administration security bulletins reported
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Cancellation of herring season in Alaska due to oil slick reported Report introduced.
(Valdez, AK: Gary Shepard) Spreading of oil spill in Prince William Sound reported; details given of publisher of apology from Exxon Corporation in "New York Times" and other newspapers. [Exxon Shipping Company president Frank IAROSSI - says co. intends to leave Prince William Sound the way it was before tragedy.] Cleanup operations shown from shore and bay near Valdez, AK.
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.
(DC: Brit Hume) Mtg. between President Bush and President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt to discuss situation in Middle East featured; scenes shown. [BUSH - says United States and Egypt hope for end of occupation and achievement of Palestinian pol. rights.] [MUBARAK -comments on peace.] Bush shown throwing out first pitch of baseball season. [At game, BUSH - comments.] Upcoming meeting between Bush and Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir previewed.
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Standing ovation for Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose at opening day baseball game with Los Angeles Dodgers reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Developments in Cuba under Fidel Castro's regime featured; details given of advances in education, medical care, housing, and economy; scenes shown of life in Cuba. [MAN - says education and medical care are two most important things people can expect from a government] [Cuban COUPLE - discuss lack of privacy.] Cuba's dream of a prosperous &diversified economy noted; scenes shown of reporter walking through sugar fields 20 years ago and today. Econ. problems detailed. Pol. restrictions on Cuban people enumerated. [Roman Catholic priest Father LOPEZ - says we can do things in the church, but not on the street.] Comparison of situation in Cuba to that of United States and other ntns. in area detailed. [MAN - says Cuba is sound society when compared to rest of Latin American] [WOMAN - (thru translator) says Castro is a god to her.]
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Announcement by San Diego Yacht Club that it will go back to court to try to win back America's Cup which court says had to be forfeited to New Zealand reported
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.
(Seattle, WA: Dick Schaap) NCAA college basketball tournament finals between University of Michigan-Seton Hall Univ. previewed; details given of coaching situations faced by P.J. Carlesimo and Steve Fisher; scenes shown. [FISHER, CARLESIMO, Michigan player Terry MILLS - comment on coaching.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Fidel Castro's efforts to promote Cuban tourism featured; details given of revival of tourism in 1980s, scenes shown. [MAN - (thru translator) says tourist business can save Cuban economy] Cuba's role as tourist mecca prior to the revolution recalled; historical scenes shown of nightclub life in 1950s. [German TOURIST - says Cuba is not as expensive as other places.] [Tourist board spokesperson Rolando MASDIVAL - comments on money and the Cuban system.] Impt. of tourism to Cuban economy reiterated.