This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Latest death toll figs. given in Armenia, USSR , earthquake. Reports introd.
(Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) Armenians shown mourning loss of family and friends; details given. [Ashad GRIGORIAN - (thru translator) comments on loss of daughter.] Cold temps. noted worsening plight of victims still trapped beneath rubble. Lack of equipment noted hindering rescue operation. Poor quality construction of bldgs. discussed; worker quoted. [Construction minister SPOKESPERSON - (thru translator) says those responsible for poor construction will be punished.] Officials reported appealing to Sovs.' sense of nationalism.
(Moscow, USSR : Anthony Mason) In USSR hospital, child "Madeleine," shown and discussed. [Child "AKAZI" - (thru translator) says he was in school when earthquake occurred.] [Dr. Helen SAMOCHATOVA - comments on boy who can't remember who his family is.] Doctors quoted with regard to shortage of medical supplies.
(Studio: Dan Rather) International relief effort for Armenia earthquake victims discussed. Crashes of Yugoslavian and USSR relief planes noted. Report introduced.
(NYC: Richard Roth) US-chartered relief plane shown returning to US. [Americares spokesperson Steve NORMAN - comments on chaos at Yerevan airport.] Map shown indicating countries participating in Armenian aid effort. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN -gives total dollars contributed to emergency fund.] [USSR ambassador to United States Yuri DUBININ - says new spirt of human values is prevailing.] [Ex-amb. to USSR Thomas WATSON - comments.] Mtg. weeks ago between United States and USSR earthquake specialists recalled; participant quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(London, England: Bill McLaughlin) Train wreck in London reported; details given, scenes shown. [SURVIVOR - comments.] No. killed and injured given. [Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - expresses sympathy and promises investigation.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Explosions and fires reported occurring in Mexico City, Mexico; details given, scenes shown. Fire noted starting at stand selling illegal fireworks.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Iranian officials reported announcing that Lebanese terrorists who kidnapped Colonel William Higgins have sentenced him to death. Reporter David Martin reported asserting that State Department officials doubt authenticity of threat.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Israel reported planning to confine Palestinians in occupied territories to their homes without electricity during PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat's United Nations address in Geneva. Report introduced.
(Gaza Strip, Israel: Bob Simon) Anniversary of Palestinian uprising discussed. Palestinian child artist shown chronicling events; mother of killed Palestinian quoted. Changes in Palestinian lifestyle since uprising examined; details given, scenes shown. [Islamic Univ. PRES. - comments on closing of school.] Collective punishments noted serving to unify Palestinians in their cause. [Palestinian Dr. Jad ALLA - comments on serving his people.] [Palestinian education Mary CASS - comments on changes.] [Israeli Brigadier General Zvi POLEG - (thru translator) comments on Palestinians.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Lesley Stahl) Ex-Senator John Tower reported undergoing FBI investigation with regard to his alleged womanizing, drinking and role as consultant for defense contractors. President-elect George Bush noted considering Tower as his Defense Secretary Bush aides quoted on screen with regard to Tower. [Bush transition director Craig FULLER - comments on background check.] [Representative Les ASPIN - comments on damage done to Tower.] [Vice President-elect Dan QUAYLE - comments on Tower.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) IN Governor Robert Orr reported naming Representative Dan Coats as Vice President-elect Dan Quayle's successor; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Judge Gerhard Gesell reported limiting amount of classified documents that may be used in trial of Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North for his role in Iran/Contra scandal; President Reagan mentioned.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Dutch officials reported announcing that 3 paintings by Vincent Van Gogh have been stolen from museum in Netherlands; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) United States legislature with regard to joint custody of children of divorced parents discussed. Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Jerry Bowen) Child of divorced parents, Joshua Fingert, featured; details given, scenes shown. [FINGERT - comments on amt. of time spent on airplanes.] [Teacher Debbie BURKETT - says Joshua was devastated by arrangement.] California lawmakers noted revising law after reviewing Joshua's case. [NOW spokesperson Dorothy JONAS - comments.] Toddler Jonathan Smith featured. [Mother Sally DAVIS - fears for her child's emotional health.] [United Fathers of American spokesperson Bob BERTON - comments.] Berton noted successfully receive joint custody of his son. [GIRL - says laws should be changed.] Outcome of both Fingert and Berton cases noted.