This program is 26 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Collapse of Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier's government with his exile in France reported; scenes shown.
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Jerry Bowen) Celebration here over Duvalier regime's fall examined; scenes shown. Corruption of Duvalier and his father, Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, reviewed; role of their private army Tonton Macoute and public's attacks on them today noted. Scenes shown. Basis of strong pro-US sentiment explained.
(NYC: Bob Simon) Reactions of Haitian communities in Miami and Boston to Duvalier's collapse noted; scenes shown. Family's rule reviewed; "Baby Doc's" government, include use of Tonton Macoute, and role of wife Michele in his downfall discussed. Eva Peron mentioned.
(DC: Bill McLaughlin) [President REAGAN - is committed to helping Haiti.] United States Air Force's transportation of Duvalier and family to exile noted. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - explains aiding dictator's flight.] [Representative Michael BARNES - thinks United States image as supporter of dictatorships will improve.] [Overseas Dvt. Council spokesperson Richard FEINBERG - hopes Fidel Castro-type government can be avoided.] [Opposition leader Marc BAZIN - praises United States role in government's fall.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) CBS News analysis of Philippines election so far between Corazon Aquino and Ferdinand Marcos outlined; number killed so far in election-day violence and extensive vote fraud noted.
(Manila, Philippines: Bill Redeker) Efforts of Aquino supporters and poll watchers to counter widespread vote fraud and corruption described, shown. [Senator Richard LUGAR - fears implications of delayed counting.] Ballot box thefts and related violence detailed, shown. Govt.-controlled TV stn.'s reporting of alleged landslide for Marcos and lack of coverage of violence and incidents of fraud demonstrated.
(San Francisco East, Philippines: Bob Faw) Violence and fraud in rural areas examined; scenes shown. Govt.'s history of intimidating voters in such regions &their importance to Marcos in current election considered. [Aquino supporter Clemente APUAN - describes terrorization of village last night.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) [AQUINO - claims victory; hopes for peaceful transition of government soon; cites evidence of vote fraud and terrorism precluding conceding Marcos victory; explains her attitude toward own safety.] Marcos' refusal to be interviewed mentioned.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Possibility former president of African National Congress and jailed S. African dissident Nelson Mandela will be freed for exile in Zambia reported President P.W. Botha said lifting state of emergency in several provinces; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Bruce Hall) Status of investigation into space shuttle Challenger's explosion examined; scenes shown. Recovery of some remains of astronauts noted. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) ship radio TRANSMISSION - notes location of debris on ocean floor.] [Center director Richard SMITH - encourages employees to keep morale up.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi reported ordering air force to intercept all Israeli passenger planes and make them land in Libya for search; his actions noted coming after Israel's similar interception of Libyan plane in fruitless search for terrorists.
(Studio: Dan Rather) USS Coral Sea, Saratoga and America said en route to Libyan coast; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Conviction of former CIA agent Larry Wu-Tai Chin for spying for China (PR) reported Details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) United States said ready to trade CIA mole and accused Czechoslovakian spy Karl Koecher as part of multi-nation spy swap to gain freedom of USSR dissident Anatoly Shcharansky; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Court decision finding portion of Gramm-Rudman bill unconstitutional reported
(DC: Fred Graham) Implications of court's ruling in case brought by Representative Michael Synar and others discussed; scenes shown. [SYNAR - praises ruling.] Basis of decision, focusing on Comptroller General's role, explained, outlined on screen. [Representative William GRAY, Senator Phil GRAMM - disagree on issue.] Gramm-Rudman said to be enforced in full until Supreme Court decides case.
(Studio: Dan Rather) January unemployment reported
(Studio: Dan Rather) Pentagon reported lifting suspension of defense contracts to General Dynamics; background to suspension recalled. Details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(S. Illinois: Charles Kuralt) Craft of tatting examined; scenes shown. [Pat GOBEL - discusses craft, its history.] [Art center director John PEECHER - explains tatting exhibit; displays his family's work.] [Olga FRANCI - recalls tatting's functional use; acknowledges craft's difficulty.] [Beatrice MERCER - notes her non-stop tatting, even in intensive care after heart attack.] [GOBEL - comments.]