This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) United States Air Force Captain Fernando Ribas-Dominicci &captain Paul Lorence reported missing from last night's air raid on Libya; scenes shown. Questionable source of firing in Tripoli tonight considered. No. of Muammar el-Kadhafi's children reported wounded or killed mentioned. USSR noted cancelling scheduled meeting between Soviet foreign minister and Secretary of State George Shultz to prepare for Reagan-Gorbachev summit in retaliation for United States attack. Details of raid and political ramifications outlined on screen. [President REAGAN - warns Kadhafi not to underestimate United States.]
(Tripoli, Libya: Allen Pizzey) Bombing raid's damage here examined; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - comment.] [Greek DENTIST - questions United States desire to kill only civilians.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: David Martin) Complexity and size of United States bombing raid examined; scenes shown. [Vice admiral Frank KELSO - describes Libyan missile barrage against United States planes; praises pilots.] Pilots' course from base in England said due to France's refusal to allow overflight; details of attack illustrated on map. [Pentagon spokesperson Robert SIMS - notes debris displayed by Libya as downed United States plane said actually part of their own missiles.]
(Studio: Dan Rather, David Martin) Admin.'s reaction to civilian casualties outlined.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Libya's unsuccessful missile attack on Coast Guard station on island of Lampedusa, Italy, described; scenes shown.
(DC: Bill Plante) [REAGAN - praises raid.] USSR cancellation of Shultz's scheduled May meeting with Soviet foreign min,. to plan Reagan-Gorbachev summit said due to attack. [State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB - defs. United States attack; criticizes cancellation of Shultz-Shevardnadze meeting] [USSR commentator Melor STURUA - defs. Soviet response.] Apparent course of Reagan's decision to proceed with attack considered.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Upcoming item announced.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Cntrys. criticizing and supporting United States attack on Libya listed respectively.
(London, England: Tom Fenton) [In Parliament, voice of Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - defs. her decision to allow United States to launch attack from bases here.] Thatcher's indebtedness to President Reagan for his strategic support during Falkland Island war noted. [Labor party spokesperson Denis HEALEY - criticizes Thatcher's relationship with Reagan.] [PEOPLE - fear incrd. terrorism, WW III as result.] Pol. ramifications for Thatcher considered.
(Paris, France: Steve Kroft) Public's criticism of government's refusal to endorse attack examined. [PEOPLE - are ashamed of government's decision.] [Journalist Jacques AMALRIC - notes support here had Muammar el-Kadhafi died.] Reactions elsewhere in Europe described; Chancellor Helmut Kohl quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced
(Rome, Italy: Mark Phillips) Italy's fear of Libyan reprisals for US raid examined; latter's attack on Lampedusa cited as example [WOMAN - questions rationality of United States action.] [Journalist Arrigo LEVI - expects worse than Lampedusa.] General concern among Americans in Europe over inability to guarantee their security despite extraordinary precautions discussed. [PEOPLE - comment.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Upcoming item announced.
(Studio: Dan Rather) [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - discusses United States attack on Libya, implications for US-USSR relations, next summit.] Upcoming item announced.
(Studio: Dan Rather) White House claim of nation's support for United States attack on Libya noted.
(NYC: Bruce Morton) Public's response to raid examined. [PEOPLE - support President Reagan's decision.] Terrorist attacks on United States ints. overseas reviewed; photos shown. [MAN - fears incrd. terrorism now.] [FBI agent Robert PENCE - cites need to prepare for possible attacks.] [Relative of recent terrorist victims, Warren KLUG - supports Reagan.] [Catherine BELL - fears for her children in Libya.] [Bonnie ROBINSON - fears for son Leonard stationed on USS Coral Sea.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Indications that final remains of Challenger astronauts have been recovered reported; recovery of crucial section of solid rocket booster noted. Details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Est. number filing income tax at last minute reported.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Ind. production for March reported
(Studio: Dan Rather) Death of writer Jean Genet reported; details given. Several of his works listed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Capitol Hill's support for President Reagan's decision to attack Libya examined. [Representative Thomas O'NEILL, Senator Patrick LEAHY - support attack decision; call for allied unity against Kadhafi economically as well as militarily.] Terrorist events leading to attack and potential implications of attack for United States considered.