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(Studio: Dan Rather) Nicaraguan government reported releasing opposition leaders in compliance with Central American peace plan. President Reagan noted being wary of Sandinista motives. Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan reported launching campaign for more aid to Contras. Nicaraguan President Dan. Ortega Saavedra noted promising to uphold Central American peace plan. Aid to Contras issue and Congress's agreeing to vote on proposal discussed. [Assistant Secretary of State Elliott ABRAMS - criticizes Ortega's pledges.] Ortega shown iterating promises in Giudad Dario, Nicaragua; details given. Ortega quoted. [Representative Tony COELHO - criticizes Reagan administration] White House Contra aid request illustration [Senator Robert DOLE - doubts more Contra aid will be approved.] Reagan's Contra aid strategy detailed. [REAGAN - urges aid to Contras in video made for American Legion viewing.] White House officials quoted. Critics noted opposing more aid to Contras.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Haitian president elecs. discussed. Mil. government noted claiming elecs. success. Opposition leaders reported dismissing elecs. as farcical; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Martin Luther King, Junior, national holiday featured. Atlanta, Georgia, Ebenezer Baptist Church service shown honoring King. Black activist Rosa Parks shown being honored in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; details given. Phoenix, Arizona, parade shown. Evan Mecham mentioned repealing King holiday. Report introduced.
(NYC: Richard Schlesinger) NYC's racial unrest featured; scenes shown. [Black activist C. Vernon MASON - comments on racism's recurrence.] Howard Beach, New York, incident reviewed; scenes shown. [MAN - comments on Howard Beach tragedy.] Brooklyn, New York, Christmas beating of blacks by whites featured. [VICTIM - says happy to have survived.] [MAN - says neighborhood will always be white.] Black gang members shown being arrested after attacking white taxi driver in Manhattan, New York. NYC's racial violence rate reported doubling in 1987. [Black activist Reverend Wyatt T. WALKER - comments on situation.] Some New York City black leaders noted protesting against Mayor Ed Koch. [KOCH - defends position.] Civil rights activists quoted. [New York ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Norman SIEGEL - comments on civil rights movement in North] [Howard Beach special prosecutor Charles HYNES - fears community riots.] NYC protests compared to 1960's movement in South.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Continue racism in parts of South discussed. Report introduced
(Atlanta, Georgia: Peter Van Sant) Confederate flag's important to South discussed; details given, scenes shown. [MAN - says flag is part of heritage.] NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) reported attempting to prevent flag from flying. [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) spokesperson Earl SHINHOSTER - discusses flag's symbolism.] [Alabama state representative Thomas REED - wants flag removed from state capitol.] Resistance to flag removal mentioned. [SC state senate Glenn McCONNELL - refuses to forget Civil War dead.] Ku Klux Klan members shown hoisting flag. [Atlanta mayor Andrew YOUNG - says flag controversy not worth effort.] Civil rights groups' anti-flag actions detailed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) California storm discussed; death toll given. Los Angeles, California, forecasters quoted. Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: David Browning) South California's storm-battered beaches shown. Malibu damages detailed. Entertainers Don Rickles and Joni Mitchell's homes mentioned damaged. Redondo Beach, California, damage shown. [FIREMAN - say storm worst ever seen.] Storm reported being surprise. Restaurant mentioned crowded when struck by waves. [MAN - describes scene.] Surfers shown enjoying waves. [SURFER - says loves waves.] Snowstorm shown moving into Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Twin engine business jet reported crashing near Houston, Texas; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Preaching president cands. Jesse Jackson and Pat Robertson featured. Reports introduced
(Greenfield, Iowa: Bruce Morton) Jesse Jackson shown celebrating Martin Luther King, Junior, holiday in Atlanta, Georgia. Jackson's campaign featured. [JACKSON - campaigns.] [WOMAN - intros. Jackson.] Jackson's appeal discussed. [Jackson Iowa campaign spokesperson John NORRIS - asserts optimism for Iowa caucus.] Jackson's visibility as black candidate mentioned. [Public opinion analyst Tom CAVANAUGH - discusses Jackson's chances.] [JACKSON - comments on American] Jackson noted campaign seriously for president
(Greenfield, Iowa: Bob Schieffer) Scenes shown of Pat Robertson's campaign workers in De Witt, Iowa. [ROBERTSON - urges hard work.] Robertson's Iowa campaign featured; scenes shown. [Image consultant Connie SNAPP - discusses image Robertson's trying to project.] Robertson strategy detailed. [ROBERTSON - discusses issues.] Scenes shown of workers campaign
(Studio: Dan Rather; Iowa: Bruce Morton, Bob Schieffer) Jackson and Robertson's chances in Iowa discussed. Impt. of Iowa caucuses noted. Robert Dole and Vice President George Bush mentioned. Robertson quoted. Republican cands. listed and discussed. Gary Hart mentioned.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Argentina's military revolt discussed; scenes shown. Rebel leader Colonel Aldo Rico noted surrendering; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR 's foremost Jewish dissident Iosif Begun shown leaving USSR for Israel; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Davis, California: John Blackstone) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, auto show reported featuring flying car; details given, scenes shown. [Moller International spokesperson Jack ALLISON - describes flight.] [Silicon Valley, California, Moshier technology spokesperson Dave MILLMAN - demonstrates car's functions.] Possibilities of car becoming reality discussed. [Defense Department spokesperson Colonel Harry BLOT - comments on machine.] [Inventor Paul MOLLER - comments on machine.] Moller's invention history detailed; scenes shown. [MOLLER - says has time on side.] Moller noted planning manned flight before cameras. [MOLLER - says is disappointed with flight's failure.]