This program is 26 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Atlanta's observance of Martin Luther King, Junior's birthday today, first national holiday for any black American, featured; scenes shown. Bishop Desmond Tutu noted given Martin Luther King Peace Prize today. [TUTU - asks for support.] [Coretta Scott KING, Andrew YOUNG - equate Tutu's anti-apartheid efforts in South Africa with King's civil rights work in US.] [TUTU - will remember those who helped them reach freedom; hopes US, Britain, Germany are among them.] [Vice President George BUSH - responds.] Bush and Tutu said meeting briefly and privately later. [TUTU -doesn't feel Bush went far enough in attacking apartheid.] [PEOPLE - explain day's importance to them.] Ceremonies in Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama, and in Memphis, Tennessee, hotel where King was slain described, shown; number states not observing King's birthday mentioned. Demonstration in Tulsa, Oklahoma, over city's lack of recognition of day and vandals' defacing of King statue in Buffalo, New York, reported, shown. Upcoming item announced.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Eastern Airlines reported announcing pending layoffs and wage cuts due to economy problems; reaction of flight attendants' union mentioned.
(Miami, Florida: Juan Vasquez) Basis of Eastern's problems explained, discussed. [Eastern spokesperson Jerry COSLEY - notes creditors have given company deadline for paying bills.] [Transport Workers Union spokesperson Robert CALLAHAN - describes attitude of his union's mbrs.] Potential for strike and anticipated effect on Eastern cited.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Minnesota Governor Rudy Perpich reported calling out National Guard due to strike violence at Hormel plant in Austin; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Jerry Bowen) Controversy over National Association for AIDS Awareness (NAFAA) clinics opening here today examined; company's campaign described, shown. [NAFederal Aviation Administration spokesperson Constance YAMBERT - claims clinic's identification card could be lifesaving.] Critics' claim that NAFederal Aviation Administration cards and tests are worthless explained. [Dr. James MOSLEY - notes lack of basis to NAFAA claims.] [Gay and lesbian community center spokesperson Eric ROFES - thinks approach gives high risk AIDS subjects false sense of security] [City council member Joel WAChigh school - explains investigating NAFAA.] [NAFederal Aviation Administration spokesperson Judi BLOOM - defs. clinics, profits.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Undersea volcano near Iwo Jima reported creating new island; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(NYC: Harold Dow) Pasquale Consalvo reported winning New York state lottery; details given, scenes shown. [Ticket vender Paul PARLAMENTI - recalls couple's purchase.] [Angelina and Pasquale CONSALVO - describe moment.] [Anthony CONSALVO - thinks he'll be changed even if father won't be.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher and President Francois Mitterrand reported signing agreement to build France-Great Britain railway tunnel under English Channel; details illustrated on screen.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Guinness and The Distillers Company reported merging; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) South Africa reported easing blockade of Lesotho after overthrow of its anti-apartheid prime minister.
(Maseru, Lesotho: Allen Pizzey) Coup overthrowing Prime Min. Leabua Jonathan's anti-S. African government featured; scenes shown. [Recently, JONATHAN - claims complete control.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Criticism of President Reagan's South Africa policy noted evident at Atlanta ceremonies honoring Martin Luther King, Junior [State Department deputy for African affairs William ROBERTSON - claims President calls for end to apartheid.] [CROWD - jeers Robertson.] Vice President George Bush's private meeting with Bishop Desmond Tutu described. [BUSH - claims Tutu is pressing for Reagan to publicly call for economy sanctions against South African apartheid government; defs. administration's policies; comments on Tutu's remarks today on remembering those who help anti-apartheid movement, African National Congress]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Atlanta's role in Martin Luther King Junior's civil rights efforts and its observance of his birthday today considered; scenes shown. [1963, KING - "I have a dream..." speech.] Historical footage shown. Current status of racial equality in United States discussed; Civil Rights Cmsn.'s forecast reviewed. [Voice of KING - cites importance of employment to equality.] Est. number homeless and hungry in United States outlined; unemployment rate for black Americans noted. [Voice of KING - thinks Mideast crisis is directly related to United States involvement in Vietnam.] Andrew Young quoted.