This program is 26 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Iowa caucuses discussed. Report introduced.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Harsh competition between Vice President George Bush and Senator Robert Dole featured. Cand. Pat Robertson mentioned. [DOLE - jokes about Bush.] Bush aides reported releasing another attack upon Dole. [BUSH - denies any wrongdoing.] Dole supporters noted claiming Bush hiding behind staff. Robertson shown campaign [ROBERTSON - campaigns.] Robertson's critics quoted. [ROBERTSON - says wants people to vote.] Robertson's strategists noted being concerned that other cands. have gained fundamentalist support. Robertson reported doing well in Iowa.
(Studio: Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer) Cands. noted winning in Iowa only if supporters attend caucuses.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Expectations game of Iowa caucuses discussed. Richard Gephardt and Vice President George Bush mentioned as exs. Time and money cands. spent in Iowa discussed; details given, scenes shown. [Cand. Bruce BABBITT - comments on expectations.] Gary Hart noted not expected to do well in Iowa. [HART - says runs in all states.] [Cand. Jesse JACKSON - says tried to win.] [GEPHARDT - says race's close.] Bush's lessening expectations noted. [BUSH - comments on expectations.] Dole noted leading in polls. [DOLE - says knows isn't leading.] [Gephardt campaign manager Steve MURPHY - comments on expectations game.] [Dukakis campaign spokesperson Teresa VILMAIN - comments on campaign] Gephardt noted leading Democrat race. Report introduced.
(Studio: Bruce Morton) Federal Election Commission spokesperson quoted regarding Richard Gephardt's financial report Gephardt campaign aide noted claiming sent report registered mail. Gephardt summary sheets shown; details given. Paul Simon's aides noted urging Gephardt to suspend TV ad campaign until financial matter settled. Gephardt noted suspecting Simon spending too much also. television ads. shown. Jesse Jackson and Gary Hart's television ads. discussed and shown. Weather noted being factor in Iowa caucuses.
(Studio: DR, Bob Schieffer, Bruce Morton) Poll credibility discussed. Weather noted being deciding factor in who attends caucuses. Robert Dole noted being clear leader Pat Robertson noted having organization to transport people to polls. Weather's effects upon various cands. discussed. Senator Albert Gore noted not running in Iowa. South's "Super Tuesday" discussed. Report introduced.
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Miami, Florida, indictments reported asserting Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega turned country into drug-smuggling base. US officials noted conceding Noriega won't be extradited for trial. Report introduced.
(NYC: Mike Wallace) Noriega quoted. [NORIEGA - (thru translator) says didn't commit crimes.] Noriega's critics quoted. Noriega's alleged crimes discussed. [Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - says Noriega has turned army into criminal enterprise.] Noriega's initial criminal activities described. [Pilot Floyd CARLTON - (thru translator) says Noriega authorized all actions.] Carlton quoted regarding Noriega's switch from guns to drugs in 1982; details given, scenes shown. [CARLTON - (thru translator) names Noriega's charges for smuggling.] Noriega's money- laundering enterprise outlined. [D'AMATO - comments on laundering.] [CARLTON - (thru translator) comments on how much Noriega worth.] [Senator Jesse HELMS - comments on Noriega's role as CIA contact and connection to Cuba's Fidel Castro.] Noriega reported passing Castro's secrets to CIA and CIA's secrets to Castro. CIA's payments to Noriega mentioned. [HELMS - denigrates Noriega.] Noriega noted at end of lucrative situation with US. Noriega quoted regarding possibility of fight to retain power.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Labor Department reported announcing civilian unempl. rate.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Accused serial rapist Tommy Lee Andrews reported being found guilty in Orlando, Florida, due to genetic evidence. DNA fingerprinting featured. [Florida assistant state attorney Jeff ASHTON - comments on DNA technology] Researchers quoted regarding DNA fingerprinting. [Geneticist David HOUSMAN - comments on DNA fingerprints.] DNA fingerprint illustration [Cellmark Diagnostics spokesperson David GREEN - comments on impact of DNA fingerprinting.] FBI forensics laboratory shown. [FBI spokesperson John HICKS -says DNA technology will absolutely identification suspects.] Defense attys. noted questioning technology [Defense attorney Ken COTTER - says wants more information on DNA fingerprinting.] Andrews shown being led to jail after conviction.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Drug agents reported being wounded during shoot-out in Monterey Park, near Los Angeles, California. Hospital spokesperson quoted; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) United Nations relief workers reported being kidnapped in Lebanon. UN relief director quoted; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan and USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev reported nomination for 1988 Nobel Peace Prize. INF treaty mentioned. Nobel committee spokesperson quoted. USSR official quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR 's supreme court reported rehabilitating dissidents from Joseph Stalin era. Nicolai Bukharin mentioned being opponent of Stalin's collective farms. Bukharin noted executed in 1938 without any evidence against him.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: David Browning) California palm trees featured; details given, scenes shown. [Palm tree dealer Stuart SPERBER - comments on tree sales.] California buyers noted wanting already grown trees; details given, scenes shown. [MAN - comments on tree.] [WOMAN - says tree keeps growing.] [WORKER - comments on time it takes to uproot tree.] Trees' cost noted. [MAN - says trees look good.]