This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev reported addressing UN General Assembly. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says Soviet forces in Europe will be reduced.] Nikita Khrushchev's address at United Nations in 1960 recalled; historic scenes shown. Gorbachev shown meeting with President Reagan and Vice President George Bush. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) denies that Kremlin is resisting his troop reduction proposal.] [REAGAN - jokes.] Reports introd.
(NYC: Barry Petersen) Raisa and Mikhail Gorbachev shown arriving at UN. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) announces troop reductions.] Proposed Soviet mil. cuts outlined on screen. Soviet chief of staff Sergei Akhromeyev reported retiring. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) calls for US-USSR summit next yr.] Gorbachev quoted with regard to cease-fire in Afghanistan and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat; Secretary of State George Shultz mentioned. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) comments on Jewish emigration.]
(NYC: Bill Plante) Reagan, Bush and Gorbachev shown on Governor's Island [REAGAN - comments on US-USSR relations] [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) comments on military cuts.] [BUSH, REAGAN - comment on Gorbachev's decision.] [SHULTZ - praises improving US-USSR relations] White House strategy for meeting discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's troop reduction plan discussed. [Joint chiefs of staff chairperson Admiral William CROWE, Senator Bill BRADLEY, American Enterprise Institution spokesperson Richard PERLE, Ex-Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER, President-elect George BUSH - comment on Gorbachev's military reduction plan.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Nikita Khrushchev quoted with regard to NYC. Reports introduced
(NYC: Bob Schieffer) Nancy Reagan shown going to lunch with Raisa Gorbachev. [REAGAN - comments on luncheon.] [With cosmetic entrepreneur Estee Lauder, Raisa GORBACHEV - (thru translator) discusses peace with press.]
(NYC: Richard Schlesinger) Mikhail and Raisa Gorbachev shown at World Trade Center; details given. [Mikhail GORBACHEV - (thru translator) praises architecture and warmth of New York City residents.] Gorbachev shown meeting people in Times Square.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Ailing black South African activist Nelson Mandela reported moved to home on prison farm near Capetown; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat reported endorsing statement re: Israel's right to statehood after meeting with American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden; details given, scenes shown. Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Shamir quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Earthquake reported striking Soviet Armenia and parts of Turkey; details given, according to Tass, scenes shown. USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev quoted from NYC.
(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR Mikhail Gorbachev quoted with regard to reforms in his country Report introduced.
(Estonia, USSR : Tom Fenton) Estonian demonstrators shown supporting their parliament's effort to gain sovereignty over Kremlin. Ethnic violence in Armenia-Azerbaijan discussed. [MAN - says USSR is abnormal and mistake of history.] Estonians' call to secede noted threatening unity of USSR . [Popular Front delegate Martin KUUSK - comments on influx of Russians into Estonia.] Exs. of Estonian nationalism given; scenes shown. [MAN - says all we have to lose is our chains.] Gas shortage in Estonia noted. Statue of V.I. Lenin reported no longer wanted in Estonia.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Johnson Space Center, Texas: Bruce Hall) Damage to heat shield tiles on space shuttle Atlantis discussed; details given, scenes shown. Other problems during mission listed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Death of rock singer Roy Orbison announced; details of his career given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR soldier in Afghanistan Giorgi Plasevich featured; details given, scenes shown from his daily routine. [PLASEVICH - (thru translator) dreams of going home.] Disaster of Afghan war for USSR noted; Soviet author quoted. [Wounded soldiers "SHAMIL", "OLEG" - (thru translator) comment on war.] Soldiers shown lifting weights. [PLASEVICH - (thru translator) comments on life and friendship.]