This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Radioactive fallout from Chernobyl, USSR , nuclear disaster reported reaching US; details given. Soviet officials' effort to prevent contaminated water from reaching Kiev's reservoir noted.
(Moscow, USSR : Wyatt Andrews) Govt.'s latest information on accident examined; scenes shown. Contradictory evidence offered by neighboring European cntrys. discussed; West Germany, Poland cited as example International Atomic Energy Agency representatives said arriving here today; implications considered.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Evacuation of Chernobyl said allegedly still in progress days after accident occurred; "Pravda"'s version of disaster outlined.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan said successful in getting Tokyo summit participants to identification Libya as terrorist nation; Secretary of State George Shultz quoted.
(Tokyo, Japan: Lesley Stahl) Summit statement on terrorism examined; scenes shown. [SHULTZ - notes message sent Muammar el-Kadhafi by statement] Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's role in group's agreement on harsher statement noted. [President REAGAN - is pleased.] [SHULTZ - praises strength of statement] [Treasury Secretary James BAKER - cites need for United States oil companies to leave Libya.] Sec. measures considered; yesterday's rocket attack recalled. Audio tape of attack played.
(DC: David Martin) Reagan administration said preparing plans for cruise missile attack on Libya; details given. Nuclear submarine grounded in Mediterranean recently said involved in planning operations; Navy footage of confrontation with Libyan MiG shown. Difference of opinion on issue between Secretary of State George Shultz and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger noted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Today noted 25th anniversary of 1st United States manned space flight.
(DC: Eric Engberg) Investigation into recent failure of Delta rocket during launch examined; scenes shown. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson William RUSSELL - describes incident.] [Spokesperson Lawrence ROSS - explains discontinuing sabotage.] Probable delay in NASA's next scheduled launches noted. [Senator Albert GORE - cites implications for NASA's quality control.] No. and type of missions now called into question listed on screen. Ceremonies today marking Alan Shepard's 1st United States manned space flight noted; historical footage shown. [Astronaut Robert CRIPPEN - cites human fallibility.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Supreme Court ruling on inclusion of death penalty foes on juries in capital punishment cases reported; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Weather conditions across United States today described.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Peter Van Sant) Seriousness of southe. United States drought and implications for agriculture examined; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - discuss conditions; cite fire danger.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced
(NYC: Bernard Goldberg) Apparent role of voter backlash in helping Kurt Waldheim during recent president election in Austria examined; controversy surrounding allegations of his involvement in and subsequent lies about Nazi war crimes during World War II said dominating campaign [Simon Wiesenthal Center spokesperson Rabbi Marvin HIER - notes effect on Holocaust survivors and victims.] Waldheim, denying allegations, said acknowledging his Nazi past helped him at the polls. [World Jewish Congress spokesperson Edgar BRONFMAN - cites primary issue of controversy.] Justice Department official recalled recommending barring Waldheim from US. [Mayor Edward KOCH - accuses Waldheim of suffering from selective moral amnesia.] Possibility allegations against Waldheim will aid in his election as Austrian president cited.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Death toll from train collision in Portugal reported; details given, photos shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) South Korea's growth as industrialized nation noted.
(Lusong, South Korea: Barry Petersen) Implications of South Korean economy growth for relations with United States examined; scenes shown. [Hyundai Motor Company spokesperson N.M. KIM - expects to overtake Japan eventually.] Course of nation's growth reviewed. [Govt. aide Bohn Young KOO - expects incrd. competition with Japan for United States dollars.] Japan's response described.
(NYC: Jane Bryant Quinn) [Japan Econ. Institution spokesperson Jon CHOY - expects incrd. competition with South Korea.] Implications for United States of South Korea's success cited; Hyundai auto. noted example [Analyst Ann KNIGHT - believes Korean cars will be accepted faster by United States consumers than were Japan's.] [PEOPLE - agree.] Percentage of Hyundai owned by Japanese firm mentioned. [CHOY - notes Korea's use of Japanese and United States productive goods for their own manufacturing]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(NYC: Charles Osgood) Competition among telephone book mfrs. featured; Southwestern Bell's assault on NYNEX (owner of New York telephone system) cited as example [NYNEX spokesperson Linda HOMSCHEID - expected interloper.] Econs. involved nationally in yellow page industry described. [Southwestern Bell Publications spokesperson Al PARSONS - hadn't expected such free publicity from NYNEX.] [WOMAN - doesn't think city is large enough for 2 yellow pages.]