This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos reported indicted for racketeering. Report introduced
(DC: Rita Braver) [US attorney Rudolph GIULIANI - outlines racketeering charges.] [FBI spokesperson James FOX - comments on Marcos' real estate purchases.] Saudi busman. Adnan Khashoggi's role in Marcos scheme detailed. [Marcos attorney Richard HIBEY - says charges are false.] Return of art and other assets to Philippine people discussed. [Philippine embassy spokesperson Severina RIVERA - comments on situation.] President Reagan quoted with regard to Marcos indictment. [Philippines expert Richard FISHER - discusses impact of Marcos indictments.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor quoted with regard to her breast cancer procedure. O'Connor noted appointed to bench by President Reagan in 1981.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov reported granted permission to visit US. USSR leader Michael Gorbachev's reforms discussed. [SAKHAROV - (thru translator) comments on visit.] USSR 's changing stance on human rights issues discussed. [Human rights activist William MILLER - comments.] Sakharov's career and exile detailed. [SAKHAROV - (thru translator) commends Gorbachev.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) New Lithuanian communist leader reported promising increase freedoms in that Baltic republic. USSR 's acquisition of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from Nazis recalled. Report introduced.
(London, England: Anthony Mason) Scenes shown from Riga, Latvia; details of reforms given. USSR 's control of Baltic republics outlined. USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms discussed. Growing sense of nationalism in Latvia noted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Islamic Jihad reported threatening to harm American hostages in retaliation against Israel's raids in Lebanon. Israeli attack noted in response to car bombing along border with Lebanon; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) campaigns. of Vice President George Bush and Michael Dukakis discussed. Report introduced.
(NYC: Bruce Morton) [DUKAKIS - campaigns. in inner city church.] Dukakis aide Donna Brazile noted resigning after she started rumors re: Bush's private life. [DUKAKIS - criticizes Bush.] Negative television ads. shown and discussed. [Jesse JACKSON - says Bush's use of furloughed criminal Willie Horton's photos has racist undertones.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) [In Troy, Ohio, BUSH - campaigns. with regard to defense] Dukakis quoted with regard to Bush's chemical weapons ban proposal.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Labor Department's consumer price figs. and inflation rate illus. Report introduced.
(Studio: Ray Brady) Impact of inflation upon Social Security recipients featured. [WOMAN -comments.] [Ex-Secretary of Commerce Peter PETERSON - comments on senior citizens receiving more money in their Social Security checks.] [MAN - fears he won't get Social Security when he retires.] Affluent retirees receiving Social Security discussed. [PETERSON, National Council of Senior Citizens spokesperson Eric SHULMAN - comment on Social Security] Neither presidential candidate noted suggesting changes in Social Security system; former cands. Bruce Babbitt and Pete du Pont mentioned.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Federal Election Commission quoted with regard to amount of federal campaign funds that Vice President George Bush and Michael Dukakis have spent. Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Faw) Cands.' acceptance of "soft money" featured; details given, scenes shown. [On October 15, 1974, Walter CRONKITE - reports that President Gerald Ford signed campaign financial reform bill.] [Center for Responsive Pols. spokesperson Ellen MILLER, Common Cause spokesperson Fred WERTHEIMER - comment on money donated to cands. by wealthyorgs. and individuals.] Manner in which "soft money" is distributed illustration ["Soft money" contributor Peter O'DONNOUGH - says he donated money to elect Bush.] [Dukakis national treasurer Robert FARMER, Bush financial chairperson Bob MOSBACHER - comment on each other's fins.] [Federal Election Commission spokesperson Thomas JOSEFIAK - says he doesn't know how big problem is now.] [MILLER - says Federal Election Commission has its head in sand.] Federal judge Thomas Flannery quoted on screen with regard to situation. Both president cands. noted accepting "soft money." [WERTHEIMER - says "soft money" will buy president decisions.] Federal Election Commission quoted re: fin. reforms.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Congress's anti-drug bill outlined on screen; death penalty for some drug-related murders mentioned. United States Conf. of Mayors reported criticizing Congress for failing to allocate enough funds to make anti-drug bill effective; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Elk trapped on cliff in Dolores, Colorado, featured; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Point Barrow, AK: David Dow) Rescue of gray whales, trapped in icy waters off Alaska coast, featured; details given. [Veterinarian Tom ALBERT, AK National Guard colonel Tom CARROLL - comment on rescue operation.] Third graders shown singing whale song.