This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Presidential candidate Pat Robertson reported claiming another cand. timed disclosure of Jimmy Swaggart's sexual misconduct so news would negatively affect Robertson's south campaign Robertson noted intimating Vice President George Bush has been running dirty campaign Bush aides quoted. Minnesota caucuses and SD primaries noted tonight. Report introduced.
(Minneapolis, Minnesota: Bob Schieffer) Bush TV ad shown. Bush's minimal effort in South Dakota discussed. Bush noted believing Robert Dole would be winner regardless of effort. [DOLE - says Bush will ignore SD.] [Republican analyst Doug. BAILEY - comments on Dole victory.] Jack Kemp shown campaign Robertson noted expected to do well in Minnesota. [Robertson activist Joan BALDWIN - tells of switch from Kemp to Robertson.] Dole aides noted advising him not to expend much effort in Minnesota due to Robertson's strength. [Minnesota state auditor Arne CARLSON - comments on advice given to Dole.] Robertson's charges with regard to Swaggart scandal detailed. [ROBERTSON - denigrates Bush aides.] [BUSH - says Robertson's assertions are crazy.] Dole victory possibilities in South Dakota and Minnesota discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart reported refusing comment after meeting with Assemblies of God leaders Report introduced.
(New Orleans, Louisiana: Bruce Hall) Swaggart's mansion shown. Street shown where Swaggart allegedly solicited prostitution. Several women noted claiming to have performed pornographic acts for Swaggart. Claims noted being unverifiable for investigators. Assemblies of God leaders reported being lenient with Swaggart. [Reverend Cecil JANWAY - explains Swaggart's penalties.] [Relig. sociologist Bill MARTIN - says Swaggart will be on television before next episode of "Moonlighting" and repentance helped.] [On Sunday, SWAGGART - tells of sins.] Sermon noted being last for a while.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Cands. Richard Gephardt, Paul Simon, and Michael Dukakis mentioned with regard to South Dakota and Minnesota contests. Report introduced.
(Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Bruce Morton) Gephardt expected to win South Dakota primary; scenes shown of campaign in Pierre, South Dakota. Gephardt's negative TV ad attacking Dukakis shown. Dukakis' rebuttal radio ad broadcast [DUKAKIS - says wants South Dakota people to know about record.] Gephardt shown being endorsed by Senator Thomas Daschle. Gephardt's message noted appealing to South Dakota farmers. [GEPHARDT - says have to be ready to change.] Dukakis noted attempting to combat cold image. [DUKAKIS - recalls John F. Kennedy administration] Dukakis noted favored in Minnesota, with Simon possibly competing for last time. Jesse Jackson and Albert Gore mentioned.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Studio: Morley Safer) Day care reported becoming major campaign issue. [Pollster Peter HART - says day care is issue that gets votes.] Hart's poll results given with regard to voters and children's issues. [Senator Albert GORE - comments on day care crisis.] [Jesse JACKSON - comments on day care.] No. of working women with small children reported quadrupling in last three decades. More than half of mothers with pre-school children reported working. [Senator Christopher DODD - says day care is issue which affects everyone.] Congress noted furnishing day care ctrs. for workers' children. [TEACHER - says people wait years to get children in good ctrs.] [MAN - says without ctr. wife would have to stay home.] USSR day care featured; details given, scenes shown. No. of day care bills being introduced into Congress given. [Senator Orrin HATCH - describes present situation.] Day care sitcom, "Day By Day", reported making debut; scenes shown. Legis. expected to pass offering Americans affordable day care.
(Studio: Dan Rather, Morley Safer) Bills' costs discussed; Dodd's bill mentioned.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan reported defending Attorney General Edwin Meese with regard to investigation. Reagan's statement quoted. Memo from E. Robert Wallach re: Iraqi oil pipeline and possible bribery of then Israeli Prime Min. Shimon Peres reviewed. Meese's denial of wrongdoing noted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Lebanese Amal militia reported arresting men claiming to have been associated with kidnapping of Lieutenant Colonel William Higgins. Amal leader noted asserting kidnappers' leader still at large.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Israeli soldiers reported being killed by bomb on Israeli-Lebanon border. Israeli troops reported killing more teenaged Palestinians in West Bank, Israel. Death toll given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) William Ball reported nominated to replace James Webb as Navy Secretary, if confirmed by Senator Webb's resignation and criticism of Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci recalled.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Los Angeles Cnty., California, reported allocating over million dollars to sheriff's department for more deps. on anti-gang units. Last wkend.'s gang shootings reviewed. Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Terry Drinkwater) Los Angeles' gang warfare featured; details given, scenes shown. People shown demanding more police protection. [Los Angeles police department Lieutenant Robert RUCHHOFT - blames lack of parental guidance.] Area resident Bernice Barfield shown describing son Don. Barfield's gang murder. Barfield noted raising son's daughter and rest of own children. [BARFIELD - says doesn't allow children out after dark.] Undercover ofr. Roy Nunez quoted. [NUNEZ - says tries to help.] Funding to handle fifty-thousand gang members noted insufficient.
(Studio: Dan Rather) United States Army reported planning to burn aging chemical weapons presently being stored in cans. Army officials quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Federal judge reported ruling Occidental Chemical Corp. must pay cleanup cost of Love Canal, New York's landfill. Ruling quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Federal Reserve Bd. chairperson Alan Greenspan, in semi-annual report to Congress, quoted with regard to economy recovery and deficit cuts; predecessor Paul Volcker mentioned.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(NYC: Richard Roth) Judith Exner's claims with regard to ex-President John F. Kennedy's Mafia connections discussed. Exner's testimony years ago recalled with regard to Chicago, Illinois, Mafia boss Sam Giancana. [In 1975, EXNER - says Kennedy wasn't linked to mob.] Exner reported now claiming she lied and Kennedy used her Mafia influence. Giancana's murder in 1975 mentioned. [On "Good Morning American", EXNER - says was courier between Kennedy and Giancana.] Exner quoted with regard to arranging mtgs. between men. "People" magazine reported paying huge amt. for Exner's story. ["People" magazine managing editor James GAINES - says had to pay for story.] [Daughter Antoinette GIANCANA - says father despised Kennedy.] [Ex-FBI agent William ROEMER - says FBI and Secret Service would've known about mtgs.] Exner's changing stories and monetary motivations discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Deborah Potter) [IRS EMPLS. - answer telephone questions.] IRS reported receiving more calls due to increasingly complex tax forms. IRS empls.' advice noted not always reliable. [Congress INVESTIGATOR - says complicated questions not being handled well by IRS (Internal Revenue Service) empls.] General Accounting Office survey results given. IRS (Internal Revenue Service) survey results quoted. [IRS commissioner Lawrence GIBBS - says is making progress.] [EMPL. - asksman what he needs.] Forms and pamphlets noted often unavailable in IRS (Internal Revenue Service) ofcs. IRS (Internal Revenue Service) response to Congress noted. [Representative J.J. PICKLE - says IRS (Internal Revenue Service) record unacceptable.] IRS (Internal Revenue Service) television ad. shown. Ad. campaign noted failing.
(Studio: Dan Rather) SD-Minnesota voting results noted to be broadcast later in evening.