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(Studio: Dan Rather) Robert Dole reported nearly conceding race to Vice President George Bush. Jesse Jackson mentioned fighting growing sentiment that Michael Dukakis to be nominee. Report introduced.
(DC: Phil Jones) Dole shown addressing busmen. in DC. [DOLE - urges Republican be kept in White House] Dole's decision to remain in race throughout WI primary recalled. Dole noted doing poorly in polls. [DOLE - says can't promise will remain in race.] [Pat ROBERTSON - concedes victory to Bush.] Bush shown campaign [BUSH - says has to continue campaign] [Bush campaign spokesperson Craig FULLER - comments on Bush's lead.] Dole's campaign ofcs. noted closing; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Jackson reported attempting to curb Dukakis' momentum.
(Taylor, Michigan: Bruce Morton) [JACKSON - campaigns.] Jackson noted expected to do well in Michigan caucuses in popular votes but delegates projected to support Dukakis. [DUKAKIS - comments on campaign] [JACKSON - says has most popular votes.] Jackson's aides reported fearing super delegates may attempt to deny Jackson nomination [Representative Charles RANGEL - says super delegates won't ignore Jackson's campaign record.] Richard Gephardt's fading campaign mentioned. [GEPHARDT - says will have Michigan miracle.] Gephardt not expected to get win in Michigan.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan reported declaring that Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, Richard Secord, Admiral John Poindexter and Albert Hakim will be found innocent of charges resulting from Iran/Contra scandal. Reagan noted refusing comment with regard to president pardons. Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) Reagan's consistent support of North and other men mentioned above noted. [REAGAN - says still thinks North hero and can't discuss pardons.] [Senator Alan CRANSTON - expresses outrage with regard to Reagan's stmts.] [Representative Tony COELHO -comments on president pardon.] Reagan noted asserting unanswered questions remain with regard to Iran/Contra scandal. [REAGAN - says doesn't know who got extra money.] Iran/Contra committee 's report re: profits from deal illustration; Contras noted getting less than quarter of money. [REAGAN - comments on arms shipment.] Amt. and type of arms shipped to Iran detailed. [REAGAN - denies Iran/Contra scandal was scandalous.] Reagan aides noted attempting to prevent him from discussing Iran/Contra scandal.
(Studio: Dan Rather) New York City case in which Robert Chambers accused of killing Jennifer Levin discussed. Report introduced.
(NYC: Richard Roth) Chambers reported pleading guilty to manslaughter while jury deliberating; Chambers' attorney noted calling killing accidental. [Levin's friend Betsy SHANKIN - says is relieved.] Background information re: case given; scenes shown. Chambers reported claiming accidentally choked Levin in response to pain she inflicted during sexual encounter in Central Park. [In confession to police, CHAMBERS - says was being raped.] Possible sentence facing Chambers noted. [Attorney Stephen GILLERS - comments on justice.] Chambers reported also admitting to burglarizing New York City homes to support cocaine habit. (Artist: Elizabeth Williams)
(Studio: Dan Rather) Chambers' statement to judge quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Pre-Moscow, USSR , summit preparations discussed. Many differences noted remaining between United States and USSR . President Reagan's aides reported claiming dialogue between countries friendlier and more open re: controversial issues like human rights. Report introduced.
(DC: Wyatt Andrews) USSR reported claiming that United States homeless situation and juveniles on death row for murder are human rights abuses. United States officials reported seriously considering USSR 's assertions. Most in-depth meeting on human rights issues reported held between United States and USSR in DC. United States noted questioning USSR 's use of mental wards as jails. [USSR spokesperson Vadim PERFILIEV - says sides were criticizing each other openly.] Conservative critics reported attacking Reagan administration for allowing United States and USSR human rights issues to be compared. [Conservative Caucus spokesperson Howard PHILLIPS - says Reagan now operating in context of USSR views.] Human rights advocates noted praising new approach. [American Jewish Congress spokesperson Henry SIEGMAN - says USSR listening to United States now that United States listening to USSR .] State Department reported proclaiming discussions successful. [Assistant Secretary of State Richard SCHIFTER - comments on problem-solving.] Pros and cons of approach discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR troops reported patrolling Armenia; dissident leader quoted with regard to cancellation of protest. General secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's tougher policy with regard to unrest discussed. USSR noted loosening restrictions for Armenians seeking to emigrate to US. Report introduced. (Los Angeles, California: David Dow) Thousands of Armenians noted emigrating into US; details given, scenes shown. [MAN - says hasn't seen sister in years] Most Armenians noted living in sections of Los Angeles. American Armenians shown protesting in support of those remaining in USSR . Loosening emigration restrictions discussed. [Los Angeles Cnty. supervisor Edmund EDELMAN - comments on public services strain that influx creates.] School system noted recruiting bilingual residents to aid with teaching English to Armenian children. [Principal Wayne SPARKS - says need arose quickly for more teachers and classrooms.] Armenian family and friends noted personally aiding newcomers. [MAN - says wants to find work.] Impact of uprisings in Armenia, USSR , upon future emigration discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Stk. market reported dropping due to computer trading. Stk. Mkt. Report
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan reported urging Israel not to attack Saudi Arabia because of latter's alleged possession of Chinese missiles. White House official quoted with regard to possible attack.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Senator reported voting unanimously to support President Reagan's increase pressure upon Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega. Senator's resolution reported calling for dipl., economy and political moves to oust Noriega. Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: Doug Tunnell) Pentagon reported doubling number of mil. police units in Panama; details given, scenes shown. American civilians living in Panama reported fearing for safety. [MAN - tells how was beaten by Panamanian.] Panama Canal empls. reported gathering to hear accts. of violence against Americans [Canal employment Allen SHEPPARD - tells of being threatened.] [NORIEGA - (thru translator) threatens spilling of American blood.] United States officials quoted with regard to harassment of Americans [Brigadier General Marc CISNEROS - comments on security precautions.] Noriega noted lasting longer than expected. Further United States pressure to oust Noriega noted possibly having repercussions on Americans living in Panama.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Dancer and choreographer Robert Joffrey's death announced. Details given of career with Joffrey Ballet and cause of death; scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: David Browning) Fads of '58 listed; hula hoop noted outlasting all. Historic film shown of hula hoops. [Hula hoop originator Rich KERR - comments on craze.] [TV host Art LINKLETTER - announces hula hoop contest.] [LINKLETTER - comments on hoops' popularity.] Wham-O corp. reported predicting resurgence of hula hoop popularity. [Wham-O executive Dan RODDICK - comments on hoops' simplicity.] Disneyland's hula hoop celebration featured; details given, scenes shown. [LINKLETTER - comments on own hula hoop.] Hula hoop noted 30 years old and going strong.