This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(The Hague, The Netherlands: Tom Fenton) European foreign mins. meeting here said an effort to avert United States military strike against Libya in retaliation for its state-sponsored terrorism; scenes shown. [Sir Geoffrey HOWE - claims evidence of Libyan involvement in recent European terrorism, include W. Berlin bombing.] For. mins.' agreement on new approach to Libyan dipls. outlined. United States ambassador Vernon Walters said finding continued opposition to economy sanctions against Libya as he meets with allied leaders; Europe's annual level of business with Muammar el-Kadhafi mentioned. Possibility Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher will allow United States to use its bases there as staging point for attack on Libya considered. [International affairs expert Phil WILLIAMS - feels mil. strike will worsen terrorist situation in Europe.]
(DC: David Martin) President Reagan and aides noted continuing debate over mil. retaliation issue; details given. Status of naval fleet in Mediterranean described. [USS Saratoga crew MBRS. - comment on recent Gulf of Sidra conflict.] Possibility Syrian pilots have been added to Kadhafi's air force mentioned; inability to confirm his claim that Americans in Libya have been placed on military bases there in anticipation of United States strike noted. Evidence linking Kadhafi to recent West Berlin nightclub bombing, according to "Newsweek", outlined.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Senators Robert Byrd and Claiborne Pell reported telling peers President Reagan will make statement concerning Libya tonight; details given.
(Tripoli, Libya: Allen Pizzey) Atmosphere here examined; scenes shown. "Green March" newspaper's threat to attack United States nuclear missile bases in Europe as well as individual Americans if United States attacks Libya quoted on screen. No. Americans thought still here mentioned. [MAN - comments.] Pol. advantages for Kadhafi of keeping anti-US tension high here explained.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Recovery of suspect seal section in Challenger's right solid rocket booster reported; details given, photos, illustrations shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Phil Jones) Admin.'s continued push for Congress approval of incrd. mil. aid to anti-government Nicaraguan guerrillas examined. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - considers Nicaragua a cancer.] [REAGAN - claims Sandinista government took power by force rather than election] CBS News-"New York Times" poll noted indicating lack of public support for military aid to rebels; poll findings outlined on screen, explained. Closeness of upcoming House vote mentioned.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Death toll from crash of private plane during blizzard in Nebraska reported
(Chicago, Illinois: Ned Potter) Unusual spring blizzards in upper Midwest examined; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - comment.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Attorney General Edwin Meese mentioned meeting with Mexican counterpart today to discuss continued efforts to halt drug trafficking from Mexico into US.
(Culiacan, Mexico: Mike O'Connor) Cultural and economy factors inhibiting authorities' effort to reduce drug trafficking examined; scenes shown. [Customs commissioner William von RAAB - considers Mexican law enforcement officials inept and corrupt.] Apparent motive behind dealers' torture-murder of Drug Enforcement Admin. agent Enrique Camarena last year cited. Extent of corruption among Mexican police discussed; exs. given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Visiting Japanese Prime Min. Yasuhiro Nakasone reported leaving White House with promise of improved trade relations between Japan and US; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) CBS News-"New York Times" poll noted indicating political party preference of United States youth; details outlined on screen.
(San Diego, California: Bruce Morton) New trends among under-30 voters, according to poll findings, examined. [Maria De la CRUZ, Scott BARNETT, PEOPLE - explain their support for Republican party] Historical events since group was born in 1968 reviewed; file footage shown. [Pollster Robert TEETER - thinks Republican party is now coalition; explains.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Death of writer and feminist Simone de Beauvoir reported; "The Second Sex "recalled. Photos, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan said making television broadcast concerning Libya tonight; details given. Indications of imminent United States attack on Libya reported
(Studio: Dan Rather) The world in 2001, based on current scientific advances and events, examined; scenes shown. [Planetary scientist Carol STOKER, researcher Jim OBERG - discuss possible joint US-USSR Mars exploration.] Predicted advances in agriculture, animal husbandry, communication, trans. described. [General Motors spokesperson Irvin RYBICKI - describes car of the future.] [Forecaster Marvin CETRON - discusses employment opportunities of the future.] [Author Arthur C. CLARKE - predicts future ntns. both on earth and in space.] Computer projections of Brooke Shields, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, George Burns in 2001 shown.