This program is 17 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Miami, Florida: Richard Roth) Weather's disruption of Pope John Paul II's Mass here featured; details given, scenes shown. Pontiff's intended remarks outlined. [CHILD - praises experience.] John Paul's meeting here with United States Jewish leaders in response to their concern over his recent meeting with accused Nazi war criminal Kurt Waldheim examined; details given, scenes shown. Rabbi Mordecai Waxman's remarks outlined. [POPE - calls for rights of homeland for Palestinians.] [Simon Wiesenthal Center spokesperson Rabbi Marvin HIER - notes Vatican's discriminatory attitude toward Israel; cites exs.] Pontiff's visit to Columbia, SC, for ecumenical meeting with Protestant leaders featured; area said having lowest Catholic population in US.
(Studio: Dan Rather) [Synagogue Council of America spokesperson Rabbi Gilbert KLAPERMAN - would have liked pontiff to discuss Waldheim issue; reacts to Pope's comment on Palestinians' right to homeland; praises pontiff's comment on Holocaust as unique Jewish experience; recalls John F. Kennedy's Berlin speech.]
(Columbia, SC: Peter Van Sant) Protestant Bible belt's reaction to John Paul's visit featured; details given, scenes shown. [PEOPLE - list their hometowns; praise experience.] [Reverend Alan CAIRNS, Bob JONES - consider Pope an enemy of Christ.] [Reverend Austin PARK - considers such people mentally and spiritually ill.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Pontiff's agenda for remainder of weekend outlined.
(San Antonio, Texas: Harry Smith) Collapse of platform from which Pope was scheduled to appear when he arrived here reported; details given, scenes shown. Significance of his visit here for Hispanic Americans considered. [Rev. Anthony MONTELEONE - notes emotional importance of pontiff's presence.] [Reverend Rosendo URRABAZO - explains growing Hispanic conversion to Protestantism.] [WOMAN - comments.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Wholesale prices for August detailed on screen. For. trade deficit for same period noted.
(NYC: Ray Brady) Implications of record trade deficit last month discussed; details given, scenes shown. [WOMAN - believes foreign prods. are better made.] [Senator John DANFORTH - wants responsible economic policy.] [Lawrence SILLS - opposes protectionism.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar reported arriving in Tehran on mission to end Iran-Iraq war.
(Persian Gulf: Allen Pizzey) Incident between United States and Iranian warships in Persian Gulf examined as illustrating fragility of situation here; details given, scenes shown. [WARSHIP - explains his purpose.] [Voice of US SHIP - responds.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Secretary of State George Shultz and USSR reported accusing each other of blockading arms control process; details given. Shultz's upcoming mtg. with foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze mentioned.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Verdict in court-martial of Marine Staff sergeant Robert Stufflebeam stemming from activities while based at United States embassy in Moscow, reported; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Death of actor Lorne Greene reported; his career in "Bonanza" television series reviewed. Scenes shown.