This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Israeli government noted planning to deport Palestinian activists in Gaza Strip, Israel. Violence between Palestinians and Israeli troops reported continuing. Another protestor mentioned killed by troops. Death toll given. For. minister Shimon Peres' call for end of violence reported denounced by Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir's conservative supporters. Report introduced.
(Nablus, Israel: Bob Simon) Protestor reported killed by Israeli troops in village of Baytin, Israel. Protest against Israeli justice system and planned deportation of Palestinian activists shown in Jerusalem, Israel. Sources quoted regarding militants taken to Lebanon. Israel noted defying UN resolution by deporting Palestinians. [UN delegate Marrack GOULDING - assesses situation.] Fighting shown; army spokesperson quoted. [SOLDIERS - comment on job.] Parliament leader quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Japanese Prime Min. Noboru Takeshita shown arriving for visit with President Reagan and Congress leaders Mtg.'s objectives discussed. Takeshita's stance on lifting trade barriers noted. Distrust between United States and Japanese mentioned. Report introduced.
(Tokyo, Japan: Barry Petersen) Japanese farmers shown protesting United States efforts to import produce into Hokkaido, Japan in 1987. Japan noted buying more United States goods than other countries. [Parliament member Koichi KATO - says Japan has bought enough from United States farmers.] Successful United States complaint to Geneva, Switzerland, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) reviewed. [United States trade representative Clayton YEUTTER - comments on United States victory with GATT.] United States strategy noted effort to reduce trade deficit. Japanese government noted banning all imported rice; details given, scenes shown. [KATO - says rice is religious in Japan.] Japanese farmers' wishes expressed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Japanese reported launching media campaign to ease United States- Japanese tensions. Report introduced.
(Studio: Mike Wallace) Cable and public bdcsting. stations reported airing programs about Japan. [Dep. general consul Itaru UMEZU - examines United States programs on Japan and trade relations] Various Japanese programs shown and discussed. [DC's WETA-TV spokesperson Ward CHAMBERLIN - says won't air "Faces of Japan" because Japanese government is funding product and distribution.] TeleJapan spokesperson quoted. ["Faces of Japan" executive producer Hirohisa OHTA - denies government backing of program.] [New York City's WNET spokesperson William BAKER - says was told by Japanese that government is backing program.] [Show's host Dick CAVETT - relates anecdote about Lee Iacocca and former Japanese prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone.] Japanese noted endeavoring to enhance image in United States.
(Studio: Dan Rather, Mike Wallace) Takeshita's visit discussed. Japan's programming goals detailed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Cand. Robert Dole reported no longer asking Vice President George Bush about Iran/Contra scandal involvement. Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Bob Schieffer) "New Hampshire Truce" featured. [DOLE - says holds no animosity toward Bush.] [BUSH - says wants to revert to old Bush.] Pat Robertson shown campaigning in Tampa, Florida. [ROBERTSON - encourages Bush-Dole antagonism.] Bush reported running behind Dole in Iowa. Bush workers quoted. [DOLE - claims to be middle class American] [Bush campaign spokesperson Rich BOND - disagrees with Dole's humble assertions.] [BOND - says Dole is different in New Hampshire.] Jack Kemp's quip mentioned regarding pardons for Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Bush.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Cand. Gary Hart reported using underdog image to advantage. Paul Simon and Michael Dukakis noted undergoing image changes. Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Bruce Morton) Paul Simon noted trying to buttress weaknesses in Iowa campaign [Cand. Bruce BABBITT - ridicules Simon's budget plan.] [SIMON - relates specific changes in budget plan.] Simon's TV commercials noted changing. Dukakis' image problems discussed. Voter noted saying Dukakis would make good Iowa governor [DUKAKIS - comments on necessity of caring government] [Pol. consultant David GARTH - comments on Simon and Dukakis' image changes.] Iowa voters reported responding to image changes.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Govt.'s annual aviation report illustrated.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Health insurance premiums reported rising. Report introduced.
(NYC: Richard Schlesinger) 1988 insurance bills reported rising. [New York state comptroller Edward REGAN - tells how high premiums were raised for New York public employees.] State and local govts. noted unsure from whence money will come. [REGAN - tells what govts. will have to cut.] Ins. industry reported claiming new med. devices causing increases Small outpatient clinics noted popular alternative to hospitals. [Econ. Mark PAULY - discusses situation.] Outpatient clinic cost noted difficult to control. [Health Ins. Association of American spokesperson John GABEL - comments on cost of effective care.] Medicare reported could be affected by rising insurance prices. Impact on elderly with fixed incomes noted. [PEOPLE - express dismay with rising costs.] Econs. quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Concord, California: John Blackstone) Naval weapons train hitting protestor Brian Willson and causing loss of his legs reported; details given, scenes shown. Train's crewmen noted suing Willson for emotional distress incident caused. [Crew's psychologist Arlyne DIAMOND - describes crew's emotional problems.] [Wife Holly RAUEN - relates disbelief over suit.] [WILLSON - says crew is also victim of United States military madness policy.] Diamond quoted. Willson quoted. Willson reported continue to fight United States aid to Contras. Willson noted preparing to sue Navy.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Raymond and Michele L'Esperance shown in Royal Oak, Michigan, hospital after first test tube quintuplets' birth in US; details given, scenes shown. Babies conds. described; doctors quoted. 1986 quintuplet births in London, England, mentioned.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Scenes shown of winter storms in Duluth, Minnesota, and Fargo, North Dakota. North Dakota state trooper quoted. Report introduced.
(Denver, Colorado: Bob McNamara) Denver, Colorado, snow discussed. [WOMAN - tells of snow damage.] Denver's messy sts. shown. [MAN - criticizes mayor Federico Pena.] Snow budget noted being small. [PENA - comments on cut in other budget areas.] Pena recall campaign featured. [Pena recall campaign spokesperson Marge DOTY - says snow was bonus.] Last Denver blizzard mentioned. [WOMAN - comments on snow.]