This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Lieutenant Colonel William Higgins reported kidnapped by gunmen in Lebanon. Reports introd.
(DC: David Martin) Higgins reported assigned to United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon; details given of kidnapping, scenes shown. [UN official Marrack GOULDING - discusses kidnapping.] No group noted claiming responsibility. [President REAGAN - says investigating situation.] Norwegian and Swedish soldiers noted kidnapped earlier this month State Department mentioned issuing ban on Americans traveling in Lebanon. No. given of remaining United States soldiers serving on United Nations force in Lebanon. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - discusses UN force.] [Senator Malcolm WALLOP - describes situation.] United Nations force's purpose outlined. [Ex-UN undersecretary General Brian URQUHART - comments on difficulty of United Nations force's task.] Background information on Higgins given. Wife Robin Higgins mentioned. [US Navy spokesperson Commander Robert PRUCHA - comments on situation.] White House officials quoted.
(London, England: Tom Fenton) Higgins reported being only American authorized to travel freely in southern Lebanon; details given of Higgins' duties, scenes shown. [On February 5, 1988, HIGGINS - gives orders to men.] [Norwegian television reporter Karsten TVEIT - comments on Higgins.] Higgins noted frequently driving alone and unarmed. [TVEIT - says Higgins was aware of pro- Iranian Hizballah.] Higgins' theories on Hizballah outlined.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Other American hostages remaining in Lebanon listed; photos shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Violence reported continuing between Israeli troops and Palestinians in occupied Israel; death toll given. Report introduced.
(Gaza, Israel: Bob Simon) Scenes shown of dead and injured Palestinians in West Bank, Israel; details given. Farmers in obscure village called Shuylh shown revolting against Israeli troops. [Mil. analyst Hirsh GOODMAN - comments on uprising.] Secretary of State George Shultz's visit discussed. Villagers noted viewing United States peace plan as irrelevant. [MAN - says doesn't want Shultz to visit.] Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir reported opposing United States peace plan. Palestinians noted opposed to any compromise.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Fire at United States embassy in Moscow, USSR , reported; details given, scenes shown. New United States embassy's espionage troubles recalled.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Republican New Hampshire primary results illustration Vice President George Bush and Robert Dole reported running close race. Other cands. listed. "Super Tuesday" discussed. Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Schieffer) Dole shown in New Hampshire. [DOLE - attacks Bush.] Bush noted refusing to respond to Dole's accusations. [BUSH - comments on campaign] Dole aides quoted. [DOLE - comments on New Hampshire primary.] Bush's negative advertising regarding Dole shown. [On Sunday, Pete du PONT - tells Dole to sign no tax pledge.] [Dole's campaign manager Bill BROCK - comments on situation.] Dole noted hoping to win Minnesota and SD. Jack Kemp reported flying to Minnesota. Pat Robertson quoted regarding South Carolina primary. Rancorous race predicted between Republican front-runners.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Democrat New Hampshire primary results illustration Michael Dukakis reported winning primary. Other cands. listed. Report introduced.
(Manchester, New Hampshire: Bruce Morton) Democrat cands. reported flying South to campaign [DUKAKIS - says has American strategy.] Dukakis' problems discussed. [Rev. Jesse JACKSON - says going South to march on.] Jackson's message discussed. [Richard GEPHARDT - comments on need for change.] Gephardt's national appeal noted. Senator Albert Gore shown campaign [GORE - criticizes Gephardt.] Paul Simon's funding problems discussed. Simon quoted. [SIMON - comments on lack of funds.] Jimmy Carter and Gary Hart mentioned. Bruce Babbitt's possible withdrawal discussed. Babbitt quoted. [BABBITT - says hasn't decided.] No candidate reported leaving New Hampshire with commanding lead.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Pat Robertson's campaign featured. Report introduced.
(Charleston, SC: Bill Whitaker) Robertson shown campaign in SC. [ROBERTSON - comments on winning in South] George Bush, Junior, shown campaign in SC. [BUSH, Junior - says is ready for Robertson.] South Carolina primary noted being few days prior to "Super Tuesday" [SC Republican chairperson Van HIPP - comments on situation.] South Carolina governor Carroll Campbell reported endorsing Bush. President Reagan's coattails reported helping Bush in SC. Evangelical vote discussed. [MAN - says supports Robertson.] Robertson noted hoping for crossover votes. [Robertson's South Carolina campaign director Roberta COMBS - discusses hard work.] [HIPP - says Robertson could win SC.] Robertson quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Sunnyvale, California, defense plant workers killed by employment Richard Farley listed. Report introduced.
(Sunnyvale, California: John Blackstone) Gunman shown giving up weapons for food after killing seven in defense plant shooting spree. [Victim Richard TOWNSLEY - describes shootings.] Victim Laura Black shown being rescued after Farley shot her; details given. Black noted resisting Farley's advances for years and seeking court protection. [Sunnyvale police Captain Al SCOTT - describes empls.' hiding places.] Farley quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Commerce Department's hsing. starts and building permit figs. illus. Analysts quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) State-sponsored Olympic teams compared to United States effort. Bobsled benefactor featured. Report introduced.
(Calgary, Canada: Jerry Bowen) 1948 video shown of Olympic bobsleding in Saint Moritz, Switzerland. 1948 Olympics noted being last time United States won bobsleding medal. 1988 bobsleding team featured; details given, scenes shown. [US Bobsled Federation spokesperson Al HACHIGIAN - comments on benefactor.] Indonesian tobacco company House of Sanpirna's owner T.P. Lem reported bankrolling US bobsled team. Amt. Lem donated given. [US Bobsled Federation spokesperson David HEIM - praises Lem's generosity.] Lem quoted on screen. [Chicago Bears Willie GAULT - comments on bobsled team.] [American company contributing to US cause, Airflow Sciences spokesperson James PAUL - describes that third world country aiding United States bobsled effort.] Money reported helping team. [US bobsledder Randy WILL - praises Lem.] [HACHIGIAN - praises Lem.]