This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Attack in streets of Panama on opposition cands. Guillermo Endara and Ricardo Arias Calderon detailed. Report introduced.
(DC: Brit Hume) Admin. response to events in Panama reported [White House spokesperson Marlin FITZWATER - says President Bush condemns violence in Panama and accuses General Manuel Noriega of fraud in the elecs.] Bush's efforts to contact Endara through American ambassador Arthur Davis explained.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ; DC: Brit Hume) US' fear that hostage situation could develop in Panama noted; details given of Bush's attempts to work in concert with other Latin American leaders
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: Peter Collins) Confrontation between opposition leaders and army in Panama City, Panama, reported; scenes shown of protest march and army's response to it. Continue of election count that shows Noriega's handpicked cand., Carlos Duque, to be winning noted. [PANAMANIAN - says he expects some kind of compromise between the two sides.] Review of situation in post-elec. Panama given.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Impt. of Bush's response to rest of Latin American noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : John McWethy) Mtg. between Secretary of State James Baker and Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze to expand United States-USSR relations and set up discussions on long-range nuclear weapons reported; details given of two ntns.' concerns with problems in Middle East and Central American; scenes shown. [Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - talks about approach of dealing with regional problems.] Willingness to discuss Nicaragua, Israel's proposal for Palestinian elecs. in West Bank and Gaza, arms control issues and Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney's statement that perestroika will fail noted. [BAKER - comments on political changes in Soviet government]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Navy jet with hydrogen bomb on board recalled lost in Pacific in 1965. Report introduced.
(Tokyo, Japan: Gary Shepard) Japan's reaction to recent revelations that plane fell off USS Ticonderoga closer to Okinawa than Pentagon originally stated reported; details given of Japanese media attention to story. Japan's concern that American ships will carry nuclear weapons into Japan's harbors explained. [US Navy's Rear Admiral Gene LaROQUE - says all aircraft carriers routinely carry nuclear weapons.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Bicycle protest by college students in Beijing, China, PR, reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Amnesty International reported accusing Egyptian government of Hosni Mubarak of torturing political prisoners; details given.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) House of Representatives reported voting to impeach Mississippi judge Walter Nixon, who has been convicted of perjury in influence peddling case; details given of Nixon's upcoming trial in Senate
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Striking coal miners from Virginia reported showing up at Pittston co.'s annual meeting in Connecticut.
(Carbo, Virginia: Steve Shepard) UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) strike against Pittston featured; details given, scenes shown. [Coal miner Buford MULLINS - comments.] Union's use of civil disobedience tactics in their strike outlined; scenes shown. [MULLINS - says we're a new breed of miners.] [Pittston Coal Group pres. Michael ODOM - talks about competition in coal industry] Pittston's desires reviewed. [MULLINS - says this is a battle.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Ins. industry reported fighting back against California legal decision upholding voter mandate, Proposition 103, which calls for cutback in insurance rates; details given of Aetna Life and Casualty Group's decision to limit its bus. in California as result of Proposition 103.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) "Institutional Investor" magazine reported saying that Revlon chairperson Ronald Perelman is richest man in American, not Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Arraignment of seven teenagers chgd. with attacking female jogger in NYC's Central Park last month noted; scenes shown from ctrm. Report introduced.
(NYC: John McKenzie) Review of case in which Central Park jogger was beaten and raped featured; scenes shown from site; details given of extensive coverage of case in New York City papers. [Columnist Jimmy BRESLIN - explains why case has received so much attention] Police noted using term "wilding" for this seemingly random violence. [Sociologist William KORNBLUM - discusses misunderstanding of term.] Backgrounds of crime's perpetrators discussed. [Neighbor Anna NORIEGA - talks about this group of teenagers looking for trouble.] Racial aspects of NYC's violent crime analyzed. [Harlem Hospital's Dr. Jama ADAMS - says this kind of violence goes on everyday in Harlem.] [KORNBLUM - discusses crime in minority communities.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Exxon Corporation reported agreeing to increase cleanup force to combat environment problems resulting from Alaska oil spill; Coast Guard commandant Paul Yost mentioned. Report introduced.
(Prince William Sound, AK: Greg Dobbs) Danger of oil spill to migrating seals featured; scenes shown. [NOAA Lieutenant Commander Roger MERCER - says if rocks are not oil-free, mother seals will ingest oil while nursing.] [Exxon general manager Otto HARRISON - sets deadline for cleaning up seal-pupping area.] Aerial footage of oil shown. [MERCER - comments.] [Federal cleanup coordinator Admiral Clyde ROBBINS -comments on cleanup.]