This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Ex-ntl. security advisor Robert McFarlane reported pleading guilty to charges with regard to Iran/Contra scandal. McFarlane's charges noted reduced because of cooperation with special prosecutor's investigation of others involved in scandal. Robert Dole quoted with regard to Vice President George Bush's involvement in Iran/Contra scandal. Reports introd.
(DC: Rita Braver) McFarlane's charges of withholding information from Congress discussed; details given; incriminating evidence quoted on screen. Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North mentioned. McFarlane's testimony to Congress with regard to North quoted on screen. [McFARLANE - comments on situation and why lied to Congress] McFarlane's possible penalties listed. [Indep. council Lawrence WALSH - comments on McFarlane's suicide attempt.] [NORTH - refuses comment on McFarlane but emphasizes he will never plead guilty.] Indictments of North, ex-ntl. security advisor Admiral John Poindexter, Richard Secord and Albert Hakim noted expected. (Artist: Elaine Stendorf)
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) Impact of McFarlane's plea upon Reagan administration featured. [REAGAN - refuses to answer reporters' questions.] Reagan aides quoted. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - praises McFarlane.] Reagan noted angered by investigations. Criminal investigations and trials reported beginning during president election campaign and Moscow, USSR , summit.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Reevaluation of Vice President George Bush's role in Iran/Contra scandal reported ensuing after Robert McFarlane's guilty plea. Robert Dole noted using scandal against Bush. Report introduced.
(Chicago, Illinois: Bob Schieffer) [DOLE - jokes about having one car left.] Even though Dole's chances noted dimming, candidate planning to stay in race through Illinois primary. [DOLE - says would win if issues discussed.] Dole noted renting hall in hopes that Bush will acquiesce to debate. [DOLE - dares Bush to debate.] Bush's costly motorcade and secret service discussed. [DOLE - says refused expensive secret service.] Bush shown campaign [BUSH - says will win Illinois and tries to ignore Dole.] Dole noted benefiting from Bush's latest Iran/Contra scandal notoriety. [DOLE - comments on Iran/Contra scandal.] Dole noted buying Chicago, Illinois, air time and invites Bush to debate him. Bush mentioned not expected to accept Dole's offer.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Studio: Lesley Stahl) Robert Dole's Illinois campaign strategy outlined. [Governor Jim THOMPSON - gives "USA Today" poll results with regard to Bush's electability.] [On March 7, DOLE - says Bush won't be electable.] Dole noted canceling negative ads. with regard to Bush's electability. Dole's strategy noted changing to one in which he is portrayed as decent human being; advertisement shown. Dole reported reaching Federal Election Commission spending limits. [Ex-Dole aide David KEENE - comments on Dole's funding troubles.] Dole quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather, Lesley Stahl) Dole noted being advised to wait and see how badly Bush is damaged by renewed Iran/Contra scandal before withdrawing from race.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Gary Hart reported withdrawing from race. Federal Election Commission noted asserting Hart no longer eligible for matching campaign funds.
(Studio: Dan Rather) television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart's admission to moral failure with prostitute reported damaging lucrative ministry. Report introduced.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Bruce Hall) Swaggart's ministry reported suffering financially; background information given with regard to scandal. [Wife Frances SWAGGART - pleads for more contributions.] [Son Donnie SWAGGART, Junior - cries for more money.] [SWAGGART - says loves all.] Fin. troubles resulting from Swaggart scandal discussed; scenes shown. [Relig. sociologist William MARTIN - comments on situation.] National Assemblies of God noted deciding upon Swaggart's punishments.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Gallaudet Univ., nation's only liberal arts college for hearing impaired, reported no longer closed because of student protests. Students noted forcing resignation of newly appointed president Elisabeth Ann Zinser, woman who is neither deaf nor can speak sign language; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan, under orders from Congress, reported closing PLO's observer mission in UN. United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Violence reported continuing in West Bank, Israel. Report introduced.
(Hebron, Israel: Anthony Mason) Tensions reported increase between Jewish settlers and Palestinian refugees in Hebron; details given of settlers, violent scenes shown. [SETTLER - says this is wild E.] Jewish settlers noted defending themselves. [SETTLER - says must live here.] No. of Jewish settlements mentioned increase over past few years; scenes shown. Jewish settlers reported greatest obstacle to Secretary of State George Shultz's peace initiative. [SETTLER - says land is part of Israel.] Settlers noted unwilling to partition land for peace.
(Studio: Dan Rather) January '88's jet crash near Durango, Colorado, recalled; scenes shown. Officials announcing cocaine found in pilot Steven Silver's blood reported Investigators noted declining to assert whether or not cocaine level impaired pilot's judgement.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Wholesale prices and retail sales figs. illustration
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan reported announcing more economy sanctions against Panama because of general Manuel Antonio Noriega's failure to resign; sanctions listed. Noriega reported imposing price freezes on various food staples in order to combat United States actions; scenes shown of Panama City, Panama.
(Studio: Dan Rather) 50th anniversary of Adolf Hitler's Nazi invasion of Austria remembered. Report introduced.
(Vienna, Austria: Doug Tunnell) Anniversary's observance shown in Vienna. [In '38, voice of Edward R. MURROW - comments on celebration of Hitler's success.] Austria's involvement with Nazi Germany reviewed. [Journalist Trautl BRANDSTELLER - says Austria shouldn't try to forget years that country collaborated with Hitler.] Austrian President Kurt Waldheim's Nazi link discussed; photos shown. Waldheim noted not speaking during observance. Scenes shown of Nazi death camps. [Historian Peter EPPEL - comments on survivors' refusal to discuss death camps for years] [Student Martin ENGLEBERG - says country must learn from history.] Workers shown cleaning swastika from memorial to death camp victims.
(Studio: Dan Rather) CBS News Roundup reported celebrating 50th anniversary. [Voice of Bob TROUT - reports from Vienna, Austria.] Impact of live radio broadcast discussed. Reporter Edward R. Murrow's contributions to news bdcsting. in '42 remembered. [Voice of MURROW - describes bombing of Berlin, Germany.] [During D-Day, voice of Charles COLLINGWOOD - describes invasion.] [In '68, voice of Walter CRONKITE - describes Vietnam war.] World News Roundup noted mainly identification with anchor Dallas Thompson. [Current anchor Bill LYNCH - reports news.] Bdcst. noted new every day despite 50-yr. existence.