This program is 26 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan reported planning to open diplomacy dialogue with PLO. Secretary of State George Shultz noted making announcement during broadcast PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat's speech at United Nations noted unacceptable to Reagan admin. with regard to terrorism issue. Report introduced.
(Geneva, Switzerland: Tom Fenton) Arafat reported holding press conf. after his United Nations address. [ARAFAT - restates his positions on conds. that US placed for opening diplomacy dialogue with PLO.] [US ambassador Vernon WALTERS - responds.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Wyatt Andrews) United States noted never recognizing PLO. [Live from State Department, George SHULTZ - says United States will open diplomacy dialogue with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) due to Arafat's recognition of Israeli state and his renunciation of terrorism; comments on goal for peace in Middle E.]
(Studio: Dan Rather; DC: Bill Plante) Reversal of United States policy toward PLO discussed. Reagan's statement quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) [Johns Hopkins Univ. spokesperson Fouad AJAMI - comments on impt. of Shultz's announcement; Henry Kissinger recalled making agreement in 1975 to not recognize PLO; discusses Shultz's denial of Arafat's visa last week]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Trade deficit figs. illustration Federal Reserve Bd.'s industry capacities figs. noted and discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President-elect George Bush reported appointing trade representative Clayton Yeutter as his administration's agriculture secretary; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President-elect George Bush quoted with regard to arms control talks with USSR and cost of cleaning up nuclear defense plants in US.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced. (Denver, Colorado: James Hattori) Rocky Mt. Arsenal, dumping site for toxic chemicals, reported being cleaned up by Army. [WOMAN, health department spokesperson Ken. CONRIGHT, MAN -comment on stench that is being unearthed during cleanup operation.] Army and Shell Oil Company recalled dumping pesticide and nerve gas by-products at site in 1940's. [PEOPLE - fear for their safety.] Results given of air safety tests. [EPA spokesperson Connally MEARS - comments.] Cleanup noted ending next month
(Studio: Dan Rather) General Accounting Office report quoted with regard to cost of restoring troubled savings and loan insts.; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Latest death toll after earthquake in Armenia, USSR , given; scenes shown from rescue effort. Cold weather noted hindering rescue operation.
(Studio: Dan Rather; Geneva, Switzerland: Tom Fenton) Secretary of State George Shultz's announcement with regard to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and Yasir Arafat examined.
(Studio: Dan Rather; Tel Aviv, Israel: Bob Simon) Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir's reaction to announcement discussed. Arafat's speech noted defeat for Israel; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather; DC: Wyatt Andrews) Israeli dipls. in United States reported indicating that PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat's actions won't assure peace in Mideast.
(Studio: Dan Rather) [In DC, Israeli Ambassador to United States Moshe ARAD - criticizes US' recognition of PLO; comments on President-elect George Bush; predicts more violence in occupied territories by Palestinians.]