This program is 26 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan reported announcing plans to attend summit in Moscow, USSR , at end of May. Report introduced.
(DC: Wyatt Andrews) Reagan noted holding more summits with same USSR leader than any other president [REAGAN - announces summit dates.] Reagan and USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev reported not close to signing START treaty. [For. minister Eduard SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) says plans to make summit substantive and productive.] Obstacles to START treaty listed on screen. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) says there are many difficult questions to be answered.] USSR noted claiming will withdraw from Afghanistan when United States ceases aiding rebels. United States noted declaring USSR withdrawal and United States aid cessation should occur simultaneously. Moscow summit compared to previous mtgs.
(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev reported ordering police to restore order in Armenia and Azerbaijan, USSR . Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) Armenian demonstrations shown. Gorbachev's resolution before parliament reported being perceived as severe response; resolution quoted. Gorbachev noted not making any references to land partition. Protestors' demands cited. Non-Russian citizens reported projected to outnumber Russians by turn of century; details given, scenes shown. [USSR expert Alex PRAVDA - says pressuring central authorities isn't effective in USSR .] Gorbachev's democrat rhetoric reported being blamed for uprisings. Gorbachev quoted with regard to past leaders' errors in dealing with problems. Gorbachev noted now castigating those people who believed in his glasnost policy.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Peace talks between Sandinistas and Contras reported continuing in Sapoa, Nicaragua. Radio report noted announcing during meeting that Contras had broken truce; report mentioned being untrue. Report introduced.
(Sapoa, Nicaragua: John Blackstone) News that Contras had broken cease-fire reported nearly disrupting peace talks. Manner in which Sandinista media covering peace talks featured; details given, scenes shown. [Miami, Florida, NICARAGUANS - comment on peace talks.] [Contra spokesperson Bosco MATAMORORS - says communication between sides indicative of success.] Contra and Sandinista proposals cited. Willingness of both sides to continue talks noted remarkable.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan's spokesperson reported announcing troops in Honduras to return to United States next week; details of airlift recalled. CBS News- "New York Times" poll results with regard to United States airlift to Honduras illustration
(Studio: Dan Rather) CBS News-"New York Times" poll results illustration with regard to Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice President George Bush's roles in Iran/Contra scandal.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Michael Dukakis reported receiving Senator Bill Bradley's endorsement; details given, scenes shown. Bradley quoted and impact of support upon New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania primaries mentioned. Report introduced.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Eric Engberg) Democrats reported heading for broker convention Scenes shown from "The Best Man"; details given. [Ex-Democrat campaign aide Tom DONILON - says brokering already beginning.] Machine bosses controlling broker convs. recalled. [Democratic party strategist John McEVOY - comments on situation.] Hypothetical scenario illustration [Democrat advisor Anne WEXLER - says super delegates will determine winner.] Front-runner noted in position to pressure undecided delegates. [Pol. historian Michael BARONE - comments on pressure.] Pressure noted being upon Puerto Rico Governor Rafael Hernandez Colon and Illinois organization because of undecided delegates they control. [DONILON - comments on how decision of who gets Vice President slot is made.] [McEVOY - comments on cautious rhetoric heard at broker convs.] Democrat officials reported fearing appearance of factions within party may give election to Republicans [Democratic national committee spokesperson Paul KIRK - says there will be first ballot nominee.] campaign. debts. of losers noted to be enormous.
(Studio: Dan Rather) CBS News survey results illustration with regard to super delegates' preferences.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Supreme Court reported upholding law stipulating that hsehold. cannot apply for and receive food stamps if family member goes on strike, although hsehold. already receiving food stamps not denied existing benefits if family member goes on strike.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Salt Lake City, UT: Terry Drinkwater) Army reported planning to build new facility to test most deadly germs used in biological warfare at Dugway Proving Ground. Pentagon reported asserting old test center obsolete. [Infectious disease specialist Dr. Jay JACOBSON - fears facility won't be safe testing site.] [Dugway commander Colonel Wyett COLCLASURE - says United States has to keep up with USSR 's research and testing.] New lab described. [Governor Norman BANGERTER - says opposes construction of laboratory] Salt Lake City, UT, hearing featured; scenes shown. Sheep killed by leaking gas years ago recalled. [Salt Lake City resident Barbara TOOMER - says army's record poor.] [Environment activist Jeremy RIFKIN - says lab not safe.] [Biologist Clifton SPENDLOVE - says research and testing must continue] [RIFKIN - threatens legal action.] Army officials reported not yielding to activists.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Cleveland, Texas: Peter Van Sant) Cleveland residents shown accusing police of brutality after handcuffed inmate Kenneth Earl Simpson killed during struggle in cell last week [Bro. Don. SIMPSON - says police murdered him.] Med. examiner's report shown read during city council meeting; evidence noted indicating Simpson strangled. [Justice of Peace Charlie MORGAN - comments on evidence.] Several officers reported being suspended with pay pending outcome of investigation. City officials reported refusing comment. Ofrs. reported claiming Simpson alive when they left cell. Autopsy report noted contradicting officers' stmts. with regard to time of death. [Bro. Bennie SIMPSON - describes situation.] [Resident Joyce THOMAS - says officers have been caught in several lies.] [Houston, Texas, ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Bruce GRIFFIThigh school - says small towns usually have more police brutality.] FBI reported investigating death.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Israeli war planes reported bombing Palestinian guerrilla bases in Lebanon; details given of dead and wounded toll, scenes shown. Israeli planes reported returning unscathed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Israeli soldiers reported arresting hundreds more Palestinians in occupied territories. Report introduced.
(Ramallah, Israel: Bob Simon) Israeli strategy for dealing with Palestinian unrest outlined; details given, scenes shown. [Defense minister Yitzhak RABIN - says reached relative tranquility.] Restrictions upon soldiers noted being eased. More detention camps noted being built to house incr. numbers of Palestinian detainees; Israeli officials quoted with regard to numbers arrested. [Shop owner Saleh CANAVATI - tells of shop being closed by troops because wouldn't collaborate.]Palestinians noted dealing unmercifully with those who cooperate with Israelis. Troops shown searching Palestinian homes. Communiques issued by National Command of Uprising discussed. Latest order noted calling for more attacks upon Israeli soldiers; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Labor Department's Consumer price index figures are illustration Commerce Department's gross national product figs. illustration; economy reported recovering from stock market crash. Report introduced.
(NYC: Richard Roth) Madison Avenue reported capitalizing on fears triggered by stock market crash; television ads. shown. ["Adwk." spokesperson Barbara LIPPERT - discusses advertising trend.] American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T)'s ad campaign noted being imitated by other companies; details given, ads. shown. [Psychologist Georgia WITKIN - comments on stress factor in ads.] Ads. noted direct result of stock market crash.