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(Studio: Dan Rather) Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega reported receiving two indictments regarding drug trafficking. President Reagan and Vice President George Bush noted being mentioned in previously undisclosed documents. Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North mentioned. Report introduced.
(DC: Rita Braver) Justice Department sources quoted regarding Noriega's indictments. [Ex-Noriega aide Jose BLANDON - tells of Noriega's drug dealings.] Reagan administration noted giving millions in aid to Noriega as intelligence source. Blandon quoted regarding Bush's call to Noriega regarding Fidel Castro and Grenada invasion. [BLANDON - discusses Grenada invasion and Cuba's role.] Bush and other White House officials quoted. Blandon noted claiming Noriega amassed great wealth through other illegal means. [BLANDON - comments on Noriega's methods.] Noriega's alleged agreement with North illustration Neither North nor White House officials noted willing to comment on accusations. Senate Foreign Relations Committee reported beginning investigation next week
(Studio: Dan Rather) Noriega quoted from interview with Mike Wallace. Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: Terry Drinkwater) Impact of Noriega's indictments upon Panamanians discussed; scenes shown. Noriega reported once being defender of Panama Canal. Critics quoted regarding Noriega's using mil. power to protect drug smugglers. Panamanian military units called Dobermans shown quelling domestic unrest. [Civic Crusade chairperson Aurelio BARRIA - says wants peaceful solution.] Opposition leaders' views discussed; scenes shown. Panama's economy described. "La Prensa " mentioned. ["La Prensa" president Ruben Dario CARLES - comments on lack of freedom and justice.] Noriega's spokesperson quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan's Contra aid package reported failing to pass Congress vote. Democrat package discussed. White House officials quoted regarding President Reagan's view of defeat. Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) President and Nancy Reagan shown attending prayer breakfast. [REAGAN - says will help Contras.] [White House spokesperson Marlin FITZWATER - asserts Reagan's view of vote.] Reagan's options illustration Senator shown debating Contra aid issue; details given. [Senator Bill BRADLEY - criticizes Reagan.] Fitzwater quoted regarding Iran/Contra scandal and Reagan's refusal to seek Contra aid from third world countries.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Nicaraguan President Dan. Ortega Saavedra quoted regarding Contra aid defeat and Reagan's aggressive policies. Report introduced.
(Managua, Nicaragua: Juan Vasquez) Impact of failed Contra aid package upon Nicaraguans in Managua discussed. [ORTEGA - (thru translator) criticizes Reagan.] Ortega noted claiming wants peace, but not at expense of revolution. [MEN - (thru translator) say vote means chance for peace.] [WOMAN - (thru translator) says was counting upon United States to deliver from communism] [Opposition leader Ramiro GURDIAN - predicts worst.] Sandinista supporters shown demonstrating. Saint urchins shown viewing propaganda film at Museum of Revolution.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Lebanese guerrillas reported sneaking across Israeli- Lebanon border and killing Israeli soldiers in fire fight; details given, scenes shown. Israeli army officials quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Senator Robert Dole reported confronting Vice President George Bush with negative campaign tactics. Report introduced.
(DC: Phil Jones) Dole shown holding Bush campaign release. Memo noted questioning wife Elizabeth Dole's financial situation and quoted on screen regarding Dole's personality. [DOLE - says wants to confront Bush.] Dole-Bush confrontation described. [DOLE - comments on conversation with Bush.] Bush's Iowa manager reported releasing second memo; quoted. (Artist: Don Juhlin)
(Studio: Dan Rather) Democrat cands.' tactics in Iowa discussed. Michael Dukakis, Paul Simon and Richard Gephardt mentioned. Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Bruce Morton) Simon shown campaign at University of Iowa; details given, scenes shown. Simon's staff reported urging candidate to attack Gephardt. Simon's negative radio advertisement shown. [Gephardt supporter Don AVENSON - comments on ad.] Dukakis' campaign featured. [American Enterprise Institution spokesperson William SCHNEIDER - comments on Dukakis.] Dukakis' TV advertisement shown. Simon and Dukakis aides noted admitting Gephardt in first place and will fight for second. [WORKER - calls voters.] Simon quoted regarding "Des Moines Register" endorsement. Simon workers quoted regarding mascot Simon the Cat.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Congress Budget Ofc.'s predictions for federal deficit presented.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Labor Department reported announcing 1987 productivity figs. Some American business reported using mind-altering techniques to manage competition. Report introduced.
(Seattle, WA: Bob Faw) Motivational business seminar featured; details given, scenes shown. [Pacific Bell spokesperson Carole WESTPHAL - praises classes.] American industry reported spending record amts. on motivational companies' courses. Critics noted asserting Jim Jones' mind-control techniques being incorporated rather than Dale Carnegie's. Courses noted called brainwashing. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) attorney Amy TOTENBERG - says empls.' lives being controlled.] [Budget Rent-A-Car spokesperson Rich WATRING - compares techniques to those used by religion cults.] [Car dealer Steve HIATT - calls class evil and Satanic.] Employers noted not having right to totally change employees. Employers quoted. Some employees reported calling classes form of coercion. Atlanta, Georgia, produce worker Abdi Mohammad reported fired because he refused to attend motivational seminar. Frank Marsengill noted fired for same reason; termination notice quoted on screen. [MARSENGILL - says in free cntry., employer can't force employee to join group against will.] Hiatt mentioned also fired in Tacoma, WA, when he complained that course violated religion beliefs. [HIATT - explains objections.] Ex-high school football coach Lou Teice reported teaching courses for Pacific Institution Incorporated [TEICE - comments on motivational thinking.] Fortune 500's evaluation of Teice's course quoted on screen. [TEICE - says course really common sense.] Fired Atlanta workers reported suing on premise of religion discrimination. [TEICE - defends position against Hiatt's accusations.] Critics quoted. [WATRING - condemns co.'s tactics.] Employee-employer rights issue noted unresolved.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(NYC: Charles Osgood) Vincent Van Gogh's work mentioned. NYC's Museum of Contemporary Art exhibit featured. English artists James Mulloy, Dale Devereux-Barker and Steven Taylor Woodrow shown; works discussed. [PEOPLE - comment on works.] Works noted not for sale.