This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR reported declaring tomorrow as national day of mourning for Armenian earthquake victims; unconfirmed death toll given. Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) Armenians shown sorting through debris of their homes; details given. [MEN - (thru translator) comment on difficulty of rescue effort.] [Wounded SURVIVOR - (thru translator) comments on ordeal.] Relief effort featured; people quoted. USSR officials reported admitting that they need international aid in this disaster. [Voice of American student Stella GRIGORIAN - describes scene.] Armenian church official quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Impact of USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's glasnost policy upon situation discussed. Reports introd.
(London, England: Tom Fenton) Soviet national disasters noted state secrets prior to glasnost. [USSR ambassador to Great Britain Leonid ZAMYATIN - requests med. aid.] International response to crisis featured; details given, scenes shown. [Embassy official Anatoly DANILITSKI - says USSR is overwhelmed by response.]
(Studio: Richard Roth) United States response to Armenia earthquake discussed. [WOMAN - says she wants to help.] Various religion orgs. reported donating money and supplies. [American Relief Society spokesperson Dirkan KALIJIAN - comments on response.] [Psychologist Robert BUTTERWORTH - says Gorbachev's glasnost has opened doors to international response in this situation.] [Soviet Embassy counselor Yevgeniy KUTOVOY - appreciates vol. medical aid from US.] United States airlift to USSR discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather, Richard Roth) Problems with relief effort described.
(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR troops maintaining order in Azerbaijan reported sent to help relief effort in Armenia; details given of Azerbaijan rioters setting fire to nine Armenian homes.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Israel reported launching attack into Lebanon; details given. Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv, Israel: Bob Simon) Israeli commandos noted attacking Lebanon headquarters of radical Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine; details given, scenes shown. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - criticizes Israeli attack.] Troops noted sent into occupied territories to control possible celebrations of Palestinian uprising anniversary. Israeli sources quoted with regard to reasons for attack.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President and Nancy Reagan reported receive hospital cancer examinations; White House statement quoted. Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) Reagans shown leaving Bethesda Naval Hospital; details given, doctors quoted. President Reagan's colon examination illustration [Howard Univ. Med. Center Dr. LaSalle LEFFALL - comments on polyps in colon.] Nancy Reagan's breast cancer discussed. Reagans noted visiting Supreme Court justice William Brennan, who was hospitalized for pneumonia.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Federal judge reported ordering that meeting of National Econ. Commission be open to public. Commission noted cancelling meeting Cmsn.'s role in making recommendations with regard to budget deficit mentioned.
(Studio: Dan Rather) International trade talks in Montreal, Canada, discussed; details given of disagreement with regard to farm policy; negotiator quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Yesterday's downing of United States planes by missiles in Morocco recalled. Planes noted chartered by United States Agency for International Dvt. to spray locusts. Report introduced.
(DC: Wyatt Andrews) Crew of planes reported presumed dead. [Agency for International Dvt. spokesperson Jay MORRIS - comments on plane downings.] Planes noted in war zone; details given of civil war in area. [Wife of pilot Trina BLACKMER, son of pilot Mike KENNEDY - says they were unaware of danger.] [MORRIS - comments.] Guerrilla group Polisario noted denying responsibility for incident. [Polisario spokesperson Madjid ABDULLAH - condemns terrorism.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Polish Solidarity leader Lech Walesa reported traveling to Paris, France, for UN-sponsored human rights observances; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Los Angeles, California, officials reported declaring state of emergency after Santa Ana winds started another fire. Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Jerry Bowen) Fires in San Fernando Valley discussed; details given, scenes shown. [WOMEN - comment on loss of homes.] Property losses discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Ferdinand Marcos reported hospitalized; details given, Marcos spokesperson quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: David Browning) Plans to build monument to Los Angeles, the "Steel Cloud," discussed; details given, scenes shown. ["Los Angeles Herald Examiner" spokesperson Christopher KNIGHT - comments on museum.] [PEOPLE - comment on design.] ["Star Trek" actor George TAKEI - comments on design.] Other monuments in famous cities noted meeting with criticism; exs. given. ["Los Angeles Times" design critic Sam Hall KAPLAN - says design is joke.]