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(Studio: Dan Rather) Death row inmate Willie Darden quoted prior to execution. Background information on Darden's legal battles given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega reported ordering expulsion of United States diplomacy Terrence Kneebone. State Department officials reported rejecting order, asserting expulsion not issued by recognized authority of pres. Eric Arturo Delvalle. Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: Juan Vasquez) Hospital empls. shown blocking roads while demanding unpaid wages. Noriega's forces shown dispersing crowds. [Human Rights Commission spokesperson Oswaldo VALASQUEZ - comments on Noriega's troops firing tear gas into crowds.] Violence reported escalating. Catholic church noted distributing food. [Panamanian Archbishop Marcos McGRATH - says people need food.] Noriega reported refusing to resign as pressure upon him increases
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: David Martin) United States intelligence reported discovering Noriega soliciting funds from East Germany, Bulgaria and Libya. Some cash from these countries reported already being moved into Panama. United States plan to oust Noriega through cash shortages noted possibly causing backlash. [Center for Strategic and International Studies spokesperson Eva LOSER - says USSR might commit to aiding Panama.] Commitment noted monetarily colossal. [Johns Hopkins Univ. spokesperson Riordan ROETT - doubts USSR would want to undertake Panama's debts.] United States officials noted asserting drug cartel not aiding Noriega.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Reagan administration officials reported claiming major Sandinista offensive occurring in Nicaragua and Honduras; details given. Official quoted with regard to offensive's important Reagan's request for more aid to Contras noted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Impact of renewed Iran/Contra scandal upon campaign '88 reported unknown. Vice President George Bush and Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North's roles mentioned. Report introduced.
(DC: Rita Braver) North's house shown being guarded by armed security force; details given, scenes shown. North, Admiral John Poindexter, Richard Secord and Albert Hakim reported facing criminal charges for roles in Iran/Contra scandal. Possible charges illustration North noted facing other charges also; charges listed on screen. Indep. council Lawrence Walsh reported refusing comment. Investigation outlined. Men noted placing Reagan administration on trial with them.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Commerce Department's trade deficit figs. illustration Report introduced.
(NYC: Morley Safer) Many American cars reported being made in Japan, South Korea, and West Germany. American companies noted manufacturing cars and importing them into US. [Econ. Harley SHAIKEN - says competition between companies becoming more prevalent than between countries.] Other American prods. made in foreign countries listed. Singapore's economy featured; details given of American companies being major empls., scenes shown. [Kennedy School of Bus. Robert REICH - comments on situation.] American companies importing prods. into United States noted affecting trade deficit. [Chrysler International Matthew ZAK - says some consumers prefer Japanese prods.] Ford noted manufacturing cars in Mexico due to low labor costs; scenes shown. [SHAIKEN - says situation has resulted in loss of millions of American jobs.] [UAW president Owen BIEBER - describes situation.] Japanese reported opening more companies in US, thus creating jobs for Americans
(Studio: Dan Rather) Senator reported voting to expand immigration laws to foreign profs. and skilled workers from West Europe. House of Representatives' approval noted required. Major of immigrants noted being Asians and Latin Americans who have family members already living in US.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Illinois primary featured. Jesse Jackson, Paul Simon, and Michael Dukakis mentioned. Vice President George Bush reported expecting to win resounding victory over Robert Dole. Dole quoted. Report introduced.
(Chicago, Illinois: Bob Schieffer) Polls reported indicating Bush's lead so substantial in Illinois that he went on to campaign in WI; details given, scenes shown. Bush strategy outlined. [BUSH - says will ignore Dole and keep campaign positive.] Dole shown campaign in Madison, WI. [DOLE - says race isn't over.] CBS-"New York Times" poll results illustration with regard to Bush's lead over Dole. [DOLE - says he and Elizabeth Dole will decide whether or not to continue race.] Dole noted meeting with several friends and advrs. to discuss continuing race.
(Studio: Dan Rather; Chicago, Illinois: Bob Schieffer) Whether or not Dole to continue race discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Chicago, Illinois: Bruce Morton) Dukakis and Albert Gore noted leaving Illinois to campaign elsewhere. Jackson and Simon featured. [SIMON - says plants tree to commemorate day.] Jackson shown touring Chicago. '84 election campaign noted different for Jackson in Chicago; late mayor Harold Washington mentioned. [PEOPLE - praise Jackson.] Black turnout figs. given. Simon noted expected to do well in Illinois.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir's visit to DC featured; details given of talks with Secretary of State George Shultz re: Mideast peace plan, scenes shown. [SHULTZ - says differences remain.] [SHAMIR - refuses international conf.] (Studio: Dan Rather) Violence reported continuing in West Bank and Gaza, Israel. Israeli government noted banning travel between occupied territories. Report introduced.
(W. Bank, Israel: Bob Simon) General strike and violence reported coinciding with Shamir's visit to US; details given, scenes shown. Shamir's "new ideas" reported not being heard in occupied territories. Aims of confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli troops discussed. Curfew noted imposed on Gaza Strip after police refused to patrol area. Defense Min. Yitzhak Rabin shown touring area. Confrontation noted continuing despite talks in DC.
(Studio: Dan Rather) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) reported announcing earth's ozone layer shrinking. Scientists quoted with regard to ozone layer's reducing and increase of skin cancer.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Intelligence and charm of dolphins featured. Dolphins noted on endangered species list. For. tuna fisherman reported killing dolphins for what they perceive as nuisances. Report introduced.
(San Pedro, California: Terry Drinkwater) Conservationists reported charging more dolphins being killed this tuna season than ever. Dolphins noted becoming entangled in tuna nets because schools often swim together; details given, scenes shown. [Marine Mammal Fund spokesperson Stan MINASIAN - cites numbers of dolphins killed in last two decades.] United States legislature protecting dolphins noted not applicable to foreign fishermen. [Marine biologist Sam LEBUTTI - describes killing dolphins.] United States government agencies reported threatening tuna boycotts if species not protected. [National Marine Fisheries Service spokesperson Charles FULLERTON - comments on how foreign people view issue.] Conservationists noted fearing certain species already endangered.