This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced
(London, England: Tom Fenton) Contd. drop in international oil prices and current role of oil traders in setting prices examined. [International Petroleum Exchange spokesperson Peter WILDBLOOD - can't predict industry's future.] Impact on USSR 's oil industry and Mikhail Gorbachev's plans for expansion and implications for other cntrys. discussed. [Analyst Mehdi VARZI - cites possibility OPEC will be in state of limbo temporarily.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Vice President George Bush said planning trip to Saudi Arabia claiming oil price drop is threatening United States economy Current benefits being experienced by United States consumers detailed. [TRUCKERS - praise situation.] [Econ. analyst Larry DOMBROWSKI - cites effect on agriculture sector in general] Specific impact on United States oil producers considered. [Lobbyist Harry SPANNAUS - criticizes administration's attitude.] [Job fair organization Larry GENTRY - explains organization fair.] [Banker John CHAISTY - expects another energy crisis in US; explains; cites cntry.'s dependence on oil.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) No. Americans confirmed aboard Mexicana Airlines flight that crashed yesterday mentioned.
(Maravatio, Mexico: Richard Schlesinger) Investigation into crash and location of plane's flight recorders examined; scenes shown. One witness' (named) account noted. Pilot's final communication with tower quoted on screen.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Captain Carlos Guadarrama's Sixtos' family said aboard plane.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Robert Schakne) Record OSHA fine against Union Carbide for safety violations during Institute, West Virginia, gas leak and company's response featured; scenes shown. [Labor Secretary William BROCK - was surprised at extent of violations; cites example] OSHA's chgs. against Union Carbide listed on screen. [campaign. Against Toxic Hazards spokesperson Eric DRAPER - praises OSHA action.] Company statement quoted on screen. Environmental Protection Agency and Justice Department both said investigating possibility of action against Union Carbide.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Findings and recommendations of president task force on org. crime listed on screen, discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Tentative settlement reported reached in civilian workers' strike against United States military bases in Philippines; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Possibility British teachers at American Univ. in Beirut, Lebanon, have been kidnapped reported; number Americans remaining hostage recalled.
(Studio: Dan Rather) France reported withdrawing its observation forces from Beirut, Lebanon; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Civil Rights Commission chairperson Clarence Pendleton's criticism of comparable worth concept recalled, quoted.
(Seattle, WA: David Dow) Comparable worth noted becoming law in WA; details given. [Judy SERNA - feels law is just.] [Jane TIMMONS - is glad for daughters.] Concept explained. [Doris BEAN, Daryl SPENCER, Sylvia CADDES - debate issue.] Concept's status nationwide indicated on map. [Nassau Cnty. special cnsl. William PAULEY, Civil Service Employees Association spokesperson Rita WALLACE - disagree.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) William Murphy's reward for returning Jean-Guy Lajigueur's lost lottery ticket reported; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) 1985 United States death rate reported, explained.
(Studio: Dan Rather) New York City funeral for James Cagney reported; pallbearers said incl. Mikhail Baryshnikov, Floyd Patterson and Ralph Bellamy. Scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) No. MIA (missing in action) remains Vietnam plans to turn over to United States soon noted; total number American MIAs in S.E. Asia mentioned.
(Bangkok, Thailand: Barry Petersen) Growth of black market in MIA remains examined; going rate noted. Details given, scenes shown. [Joint Casualty Resolution Center spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Paul MATHER - tries to discourage such purchases.] [Black market BUYER - notes psychological importance for some families.] [MATHER -describes damage done to investigation by black marketeers.] Ex. given; photos shown. [Cindy YOUNG - notes continued pain over father Captain Barkley B. Young's disappearance.] Young's dog tag said among remains released. [Gail YOUNG - doesn't oppose buying remains in light of amount of foreign aid we give away.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Recent story on controversy surrounding judge's sentence proposal for Dan and Tracy Smith, convicted of child abuse in death of son, reviewed; photos shown. State supreme court said throwing out sentence; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(NYC: Richard Roth) Arrest of naturalist Steven "Wildman" Brill for eating flowers in Central Park examined; scenes shown. [BRILL - describes experience.] [Ranger Ed KNIESSEL - offers his version.] [Parks commissioner Henry STERN - feels Brill encourages park's destruction.] [BRILL - defs. eating the park.]