This program is 26 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) CBS News poll results illustration regarding Vice President George Bush and Senator Robert Dole. Bush and Dole's campaign ads. discussed. Pete du Pont, Jack Kemp and Pat Robertson's poll standings illustration Report introduced.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) [Robert and Elizabeth DOLE - talk to voter on phone.] Dole quoted regarding campaign in South [DOLE - comments on situation.] Bush quoted. [BUSH - says is going to win.] Barry Goldwater shown endorsing Bush. [GOLDWATER - says endorsing most conservative cand.] Robertson reported claiming USSR missiles in Cuba. [During debate, ROBERTSON - comments on missiles.] White House and Pentagon sources reported denying Robertson's claims. [ROBERTSON - says source told him about missiles.] Closeness of Bush-Dole race noted.
(Studio: Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer) Impact of close race upon Bush and Dole's campaigns. discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Democrat cands.' CBS News poll standings illustration Cands. Michael Dukakis, Richard Gephardt and Paul Simon featured. Other cands. mentioned. Report introduced.
(Studio: Bruce Morton) Gephardt shown campaign [GEPHARDT - says is cand. for change.] Simon shown campaign [SIMON - says wants change.] Gephardt mentioned campaign with Representative Thomas Foley. [FOLEY - praises Gephardt.] [GEPHARDT - cites optimism for campaign in South] [SIMON - shown shaking Susan Spencer's hand.] Simon's campaign schedule noted. [SIMON - says New Hampshire will be surprised.] Dukakis shown campaign Bruce Babbitt noted witnessing last of campaign [BABBITT - urges people to vote.] New Hampshire noted marking end of many campaigns. Portsmouth, New Hampshire, cigar store reported conducting poll; results given.
(Studio: Dan Rather, Bruce Morton) Impact of New Hampshire second place finish discussed; cands. named.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Idea of President Reagan's successor discussed. Pat Robertson's campaign featured. Report introduced.
(Studio: Lesley Stahl) Robertson shown boxing. [Syndicated columnist Cal THOMAS - comments on Robertson's supporters.] [Catholic ex-Democrat Sandy ROUSSEAU - praises Robertson's moral values.] [ROBERTSON - urges love of God and family.] Robertson's New Hampshire supporters outlined demographically. Robertson quoted regarding audio tape distribution. [Voice of ROBERTSON - comments on public schools and demoralization of American youth.] [Fin. planner Harry SHEPLER - explains why supporting Robertson instead of Jack Kemp.] [Senator Warren RUDMAN - compares Robertson's strategy to Reagan's 1984 campaign rhetoric.] Republicans reported beginning to fear Robertson's political viability.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Israeli army reported investigating accusation that troops used bulldozer to bury Palestinian teenagers alive. West Bank, Israel, Palestinians quoted regarding burial. Bomb reported exploding on ship in Cyprus that Palestinians planned to use for protest voyage to Israel. Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv, Israel: Bob Simon) Bombing of ferry in Limassol, Cyprus, discussed; details given, scenes shown. Israeli officials reported refusing to comment on PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) sabotage charges. Defense minister Yitzhak Rabin reported telling high school students government would thwart voyage. Car bombing in Nicosia, Cyprus, reported killing PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) officials. Cyprian police quoted. Jerusalem sources quoted regarding Israeli role in preventing voyage. Nicaraguan embassy in Athens, Greece, noted acting on behalf of PLO. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leaders quoted. 1982 exile of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) fighters recalled; scenes shown. Palestinians reported attempting to parallel 1947 Exodus voyage of Jewish concentration camp survivors; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Austrian President Kurt Waldheim reported delivering speech on television concerning Nazi link issue. Waldheim quoted; scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Rita Braver) Justice Department officials reported announcing Haitian Colonel Jean-Claude Paul under federal grand jury drug investigation in Miami, Florida. Justice Department noted describing case as sensitive. Paul's connection to election violence discussed. Paul reported supporting civilian president Leslie Manigat. Impact of Paul indictment upon Manigat's fragile government discussed. [Witness and Miami busman. Asvaldo QUINTANA - says arranged drug deals for Paul.] Drug trafficking route illustration [ASBALDO - describes Paul's role in deal.] Asbaldo quoted regarding lack of Justice Department protection. Justice Department officials noted unavailable to comment on Asbaldo's accusations. Indictment proceedings discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) United States reported testing nuclear weapons in Cape Canaveral, Florida; details given, scenes shown. Pershing II missiles mentioned to be destroyed under INF treaty signed by President Reagan and USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. Underground missile test reported in NV. Las Vegas, NV, building owners reported warned of shock waves.
(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR athletes reported winning medals in Calgary, Canada, '88 Olympics. Report introduced.
(Calgary, Canada: Mark Phillips) Olympic athletes reported being in positions to make fortunes. [ATHLETES - comment on how much can be made.] Swiss skier Pirmin Zurbriggen featured; scenes shown. [Talent scout Dan. MORNAY - comments on skiers making money.] Mfrs. noted wanting skiers to take off skis and show brand name. International Olympic Committee members quoted regarding amateur profits. Committee reported sanctioning National Sports Federation's role in transferring money from mfrs. to athletes. [Swiss ski team member Dan. MAHRER - explains how receives money.] United States figure skater Debi Thomas' Campbell's Soup advertisement shown and discussed. [Thomas' agent Barry FRANK - comments on money medals bring.] [MORNAY - comments on losing.] Ups and downs on ski slope compared to fluctuating profit margins.
(Studio: Dan Rather) [Cand. Paul SIMON - comments on ads.] Iowa and New Hampshire noted being retail pols. states. Richard Gephardt's Iowa television ads. reported winning caucuses; advertisements shown. Candidates shown campaign in New Hampshire. [Simon pollster Paul MASLIN - comments on TV's impact upon New Hampshire pols.] Cands.' negative campaign ads. shown. [New Hampshire Democrat chairperson Joseph GRANDMAISON - says cands. desperate.] Amount cands. spending on ads. given. [SIMON - says needs to raise money.] Cands. noted often attempting to garner free advertising through news coverage. [Political columnist Mark SHIELDS - comments on lack of time between Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.]