This program is 26 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega's opponents reported holding rally in Panama City, Panama. Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: Richard Roth) Merchants shown preparing for general strike. [MERCHANT - says needs to work.] Panama's Atlas Brewery reported paying empls. to strike. Opposition leaders quoted. [Chamber of Commerce pres. Aurelio BARRIA - says won't be easy to oust Noriega.] Police shown detaining Barria after interview. [BARRIA - says Chamber of Commerce been illegally closed.] People noted afraid to openly oppose Noriega. [WOMAN - says business stays open, fearing reprisals.] Deposed President Eric Arturo Delvalle Henriquez mentioned making home video in which he claimed still legal leader of Panama. Impact of general strike upon Panama Canal discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan's expected decision with regard to penalties against foreign countries trafficking drugs discussed. Reagan noted not calling for toughest penalties against Panama. General Manuel Antonio Noriega's drug indictments mentioned. Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan expected to publicly reprimand Panama's lack of drug trafficking prevention. Reagan noted certifying which countries are cooperating with war on drugs and continue to receive US aid. Mexico and Colombia noted expected to meet certification requirements. [REAGAN - comments on drug seizures and arrests.] New York City mayor Ed Koch reported buying advertising in newspaper protesting drug-related shooting of police ofr. Edward Byrne. Ad. quoted on screen. [On CBS "This Morning", KOCH - calls Reagan "wimp."] [Senator Dennis DeCONCINI - urges economy sanctions against violating countries.] Admin. official quoted with regard to Reagan's Panama policy. Sources noted asserting Reagan keeping options open to see what measures Latin American nations take.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Crack cocaine discussed. Report introduced.
(NYC: Harold Dow) Dangers of smoking crack cocaine featured; details given, scenes shown. [Criminologist Mark KLEIMAN - says crack major problem in several cites.] Justice Department survey results reported indicating link between cocaine use &crime; results illustration Justice Department officials quoted. Researchers noted debating whether crimes committed to support habit or cocaine use itself causing criminal behavior. Miami, Florida, drug investigation featured; details given, scenes shown. [Miami police Chief Clarence DICKSON - comments on difficulty of fighting drug war.] Doctors reported testing anti-depressant drug called imipramine. [New York City Psychiatric Institution Dr. Fredric QUITKIN - says drug diminishes craving for and effects of cocaine.] Doctors noted asserting drug not having much effect upon crack addicts who don't want help. [New York City district attorney Robert MORGENTHAU - says US losing war on drugs.] New York City police ofr. Edward Byrne's funeral shown; details given of drug-related shooting. [Father Matthew BYRNE - describes scum wasting son's life.] Byrne noted guarding drug witness'house when killed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Results of Maine caucuses illustration; cands. listed. Reports introd.
(Jackson, Mississippi: Bob Schieffer) South white voters reported dissatisfied with Democrat cands. [Mississippi syndicated columnist Bill MINOR - comments on Mississippi voting.] Jimmy Carter's '76 campaign featured. "Super Tuesday" objectives outlined. Mississippi Democrats noted fearing plan will help Republicans instead. Senator Albert Gore mentioned. Jesse Jackson noted having most support in Mississippi. [WOMAN - says Republican should be president] Pat Robertson noted emerging as Vice President George Bush's strongest competition; details given, scenes shown. [WOMAN - says supports Robertson.] [Mississippi Republican party spokesperson Hailey BARBOUR - comments on situation.] "Super Tuesday" expected to further splinter white vote.
(Flora, Mississippi: Bruce Morton) Jackson, Mississippi, WOJK radio station reported playing "Run Jesse, Run" on request. Stn. manager Jimmy Anthony quoted. Impt. of black vote in Mississippi discussed. [Jackson campaign spokesperson Mike ALEXANDER - says Jackson will get most black votes.] Mississippi Democratic party and racial relations featured. [Mississippi Democrat chairperson Ed COLE - comments on black-white coalition.] [Governor Ray. MABUS - comments on black and white votes.] Whites voting for blacks discussed. Congress Mike Espy mentioned. [JACKSON - explains new South] White Democrats quoted with regard to Jackson. [ALEXANDER - says time for change.] Mississippi noted being poor state; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Environmental Protection Agency study with regard to asbestos announced; results given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) SDI/Star Wars chairperson Air Force Lieutenant General James Abrahamson predicting deployment delay; Congress budget cuts blamed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Secretary of State George Shultz reported returning to Jordan; US official quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) More Palestinians reported killed during violent clashes with Israeli troops in West Bank, Israel.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Iran reported claiming it fired missiles into Iraqi city of Baghdad. Iraqi officials quoted. Iraq noted retaliating by firing missiles into Iran.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Church leaders in South Africa reported attempting to protest bans on anti-apartheid demonstrations. Report introduced.
(Johannesburg, South Africa: Martha Teichner) March shown being led by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Reverend Allan Boesak in Capetown. Churchmen noted planning to deliver petition to President P.W. Botha protesting ban of anti- apartheid orgs. Police shown stopping demonstration. Mbrs. of press, incl. CBS cameraman, arrested; details given, scenes shown. [BOESAK - says will engage in peaceful protest.] Nazi-inspired Afrikaner Resistance Movement shown delivering petition to government bldgs. Saturday in Pretoria, South Africa. Rules noted different for right-wing fanatics; details given, scenes shown. South African government noted not allowing church to symbolize anti-apartheid sentiment.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Two IRA (Irish Republican Army) terrorists reported killed when bomb they were carrying exploded in Crossmaglen, North Ireland; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Texas: Charles Kuralt) Amtrak Eagle shown leaving Fort Worth, Texas, for Texarkana. Conductor Zeb Love featured; details given, scenes shown. [LOVE - greets passengers.] Love noted making passengers smile. [LOVE - takes reporter's ticket.] Love shown instructing passengers to wave to elderly woman named "Pinky" who waits for train to pass house Love noted stopping in Atlanta, Texas, to give present to disabled boy named Jason Patterson. [PATTERSON - says he loves Love.] [LOVE - says has time for everyone.] [LOVE - announces next town and tells woman not to be frightened of train.]