This program is 26 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Announcement that Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev will meet with President Reagan during his trip to United Nations and with Britain's Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher reported Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) Mtg. between Reagan and human rights activist Andrei Sakharov at White House featured; scenes shown. [SAKHAROV - (thru translator) discusses irony of being allowed to travel to US.] [REAGAN - praises Gorbachev's cooperation.] [US host Jerome WIESNER - says Sakharov's US visit was not plan dreamed up by Gorbachev.] Gorbachev's mtgs. with Reagan and President-elect George Bush previewed.
(Studio: Dan Rather; DC: Bill Plante) Analysis of Gorbachev's visits given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Stmt. by President Reagan about his failure to balance budget noted. Report introduced.
(Gulf Stream, Florida: Jacqueline Adams) Stmts. from Bush about economy featured; scenes shown from his Florida vacation. [BUSH - says he will continue existing economy policies.] Efforts to quell nervousness about future of dollar noted. [Bush transition co-chairperson Craig FULLER - says it's premature to think there will be policy changes.] [BUSH - comments on urgency of budget.] Likely reappointed of Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady and appointed of James Baker as Secretary of State noted. [BUSH - talks about Baker.] [Econ. Robert HORMATS - says stock market will look at Bush's handling of budget problems.] Bush shown fishing in Florida. [Voice of BUSH - comments on problems he faces.] Bush's dinner with likely chief of staff Governor John Sununu mentioned.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Response of President-elect George Bush to questions about timing of announcement of foreclosure of farmers noted. Report introduced.
(Winterset, Iowa: Gary Reaves) Govt. letter sent to farmers demanding that they pay off overdue loans reported; details given, scenes shown. [Farmer Cliff RADER - says it means they will try to take farm away.] [Farmers Home Admin. Iowa director Bob PIM - says families can be helped to stay on farm in realistic way.] FHA's public relations problems noted. [Farmer Bob SIMON - reads government letter.] [Family farm advocate Dan LEVITAS - discusses issue of meaningful relief from Congress to farmers.] [Agriculture Department deputy undersecretary LaVerne AUSMAN - discusses foreclosure.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Decision by Palestinians to accept United Nations resolution that implicitly accepts Israel's right to exist reported Report introduced.
(Jerusalem, Israel: Bob Simon) Efforts by Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir to form new coalition government following elecs. and dealings with ultraorthodox religion parties reported; details given, scenes shown. ["Tikkun" mag. editor Michael LERNER - calls it a sad day for Jewish people.] Impact of pol. compromise that emphasizes Orthodox Judaism as contrasted to Reform Judaism in American discussed. [Jewish Theological Seminary Rabbi Ismar SCHORSCH - says American Jews will not sit back and suffer abuse.] [Union of American Hebrew Congregations Rabbi Alexander SCHINDLER - discusses alienation of American Jews.] Role of fundamentalist Jews as power brokers in Israel now noted. [Knesset member Rabbi Menachem PORUSH - says we want to be one nation] Likely conflict between Shamir-Conservative coalition and both Palestinians and American Jews reiterated.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Celebration of Prince Chas.' birthday in Birmingham, England, shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report at American Heart Association meeting on decline of deaths from heart disease noted. Report introduced.
(San Francisco, California: Susan Spencer) Reversal of heart disease without using medication featured; details given, scenes shown from program of diet and exercise. [Preventive Med. Institution Dr. Dean ORNISH - says if you remove excessive fat and cholesterol, body will do rest.] [PATIENTS - comment.] [George Washington Univ. Hospital Dr. John LaROSA - discusses medical study of program.] Questions about study enumerated. [Patient Hank GINSBURG - comments on program.] [ORNISH - says people will change their lifestyle.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Boardinghouse murders in Sacramento, California, featured; details given of police search for landlady Dorothea Montalvo Puente; scenes shown. Arrest of John McCauley as accessory noted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Transportation Department reported ordering transportation workers with safety-related jobs to undergo random drug testing; details given of planned testing of truck drivers, airline pilots and railroad engineers.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Announcement of series on meaning of assassination of President John F. Kennedy to American given; scenes shown from Dallas, Texas, motorcade and shooting of JFK &John Connally. [PEOPLE - give recollections of event.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - remembers brother.] Young Americans interest in Kennedy era described. [PEOPLE - discuss conspiracy theories.] Warren Commission report recalled; film shown. [Warren Commission attorney Joseph BALL - remembers.] CBS News poll on assassination outlined. [Warren Commission attorney Senator Arlen SPECTER - denies conspiracy.] Film shown of Lee Harvey Oswald. [Kennedy historian Doris Kearns GOODWIN - explains Americans' need for conspiracy theory.] Future reports previewed. [Ex-Kennedy mistress Judith EXNER -says there may have been Cuban and/or mob involvement.] [Woman who knew Oswald, Ruth PAYNE - believes Oswald acted alone.] [Nellie and John CONNALLY - recall Dallas trip and shooting.]