This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Key NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) launch officials said never informed of information affecting decision to launch space shuttle Challenger prior to its explosion; details given.
(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Bill Whitaker) Location of Challenger's suspected right solid rocket booster off Florida coast examined; scenes shown. [Colonel Edward O'CONNOR - announces find.] Navy's role in search noted. [O'CONNOR - is confident all rocket debris will be recovered.] [Submarine operations director Roger COOK - explains probability booster won't be intact.]
(DC: Eric Engberg) President commission investigating Challenger explosion, chaired by William Rogers, said finding that NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) launch officials Jesse Moore, Bob Sieck and Arnold Aldrich were not informed of Morton Thiokol engineers' opposition to shuttle's launch due to temperature; details given, scenes shown. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) official Lawrence Mulloy's apparent role in proceeding with launch mentioned. [Former astronaut Alan BEAN - cites need for those responsible to be identification] Astronaut Bob Crippen quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Death toll from continued flooding in west states reported
(Reno, NV: Terry Drinkwater) Flood situation here examined; scenes shown. [Vol. Dwayne MARTIN, EVACUEES - comment on rescue efforts.]
(Napa, California: Barry Petersen) Contd. flooding in north California detailed; scenes shown. Governor George Deukmejian's tour of submerged Guerneville noted. Destruction of Napa neighborhoods cited. [Mike BUTLER, Chris PINA - comment on their losses.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Bribery chgs. said dropped against Representative Bobbi Fiedler while prosecution of her campaign manager Paul Clarke conts. Details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced
(DC: Phil Jones) Beginning of Corazon Aquino's civil disobedience campaign against Ferdinand Marcos noted; scenes shown. Murder of Oscar Salvatierra, editor of anti-Marcos "Philippine News" paper in Los Angeles, California, reported [Senator Alan CRANSTON - resents Marcos' criminal activity being exported to US.] [Representative Ted WEISS - calls for public rejection of Marcos dictatorship.] House resolution asking President Reagan to stand up to Marcos quoted. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - calls for halt to aid to illegitimate ruler of Philippines.] [Secretary of State George SHULTZ, Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - cite need to retain relations with Philippines people.] (Artist: Don Juhlin)
(Studio: Dan Rather) Hsing. starts for January reported; warning by Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige noted. Federal Reserve Bd. chairperson Paul Volcker's analysis of drop in United States dollar overseas outlined.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan reported asking Congress for major rollback of antitrust laws; details outlined on screen.
(Studio: Dan Rather) United States reported joining others in signing international genocide treaty reported; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) South African police tactic of harassing media in bid to prevent coverage of racial violence said illustrated by temporary detention of CBS News reporter Allen Pizzey; details given.
(Atteridgeville, South Africa: Allen Pizzey) Police response to mass funeral for black activist examined; scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Late actor Yul Brynner's appearance in American Cancer Society ad against smoking noted; commercial shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Anonymous telephone caller said claiming Israeli soldier kidnapped with cohort in south Lebanon recently had been killed; Israel's continued sweep of region in search for men noted. Scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Release of kidnapped Spanish embassy employees in Beirut, Lebanon, reported; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Jordan's King Hussein reported halting efforts to include PLO in Mideast peace negotiations; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Tehran, Iran: Bill Redeker) Front line in Iran-Iraq war examined; scenes shown. [SOLDIER - claims large number enemy deaths.] Est. daily cost of war to Iran and impact on cntry.'s lifestyle discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Death of former Senator James Eastland reported; his career reviewed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Vidalia, Georgia: Sandy Gilmour) Popularity of Vidalia onion and current problem of counterfeit Vidalias examined. [Adger KICKLIGHTER, FAN - praise Vidalia.] [Vidalia Sweets Company spokesperson Tony FOSS - notes econs. involved.] Importance of Vidalia onion to Georgia economy noted. [Grower Delbert BLAND, KICKLIGHTER - support law defining Vidalia.] [PEOPLE - agree.]