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(Studio: Dan Rather) Richard Gephardt reported withdrawing from race. Jesse Jackson noted becoming Democratic front-runner. Michael Dukakis mentioned no longer being certain nominee. Impact of Jackson's Michigan victory upon remaining primaries discussed. Report introduced.
(Studio: Bruce Morton) [JACKSON - says can't wait to meet Vice President George Bush in November] Jackson's potential to be Democratic nominee noted worrying party officials. [Democratic pollster Harrison HICKMAN - comments on situation.] Party officials noted planning to question Jackson's views more closely. Democratic chairperson Paul Kirk quoted with regard to party unity behind nominee. [KIRK - comments on Democratic strategy.] [GEPHARDT -praises Jackson.] Gephardt noted now being considered super delegate. [Jackson campaign manager Gerald AUSTIN - says Jackson has chance to gain Gephardt's supporters.] [JACKSON - campaigns.] Jackson's campaign style discussed; scenes shown. [JACKSON - says loves voters.] Democratic dilemma with regard to Jackson as prospective nominee discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(NYC: Bob Schieffer) Michael Dukakis' campaign featured. [Senator Christopher DODD - says Dukakis has to win.] [DUKAKIS - campaigns.] Michigan results noted indicating Dukakis not generating votes via personality. [DUKAKIS - comments on personality.] [Democrat pollster Paul MASLIN - comments on Dukakis.] Gephardt's withdrawal mentioned. [GEPHARDT - comments on race.] Albert Gore shown campaign [New York City mayor Ed KOCH - says likes Gore's views but refuses to endorse him because wants Governor Mario Cuomo to run.] Possibility of Cuomo entering race discussed. Ex-Virginia Governor Charles Robb quoted with regard to Cuomo.
(Studio: Dan Rather; NYC: Bob Schieffer) Jackson's primary successes noted posing threats to Dukakis and Gore. Jackson's performance against Gary Hart and Walter Mondale recalled.
(Studio: Dan Rather, Bruce Morton) Jackson reported believing could be Democrat nominee. Democratic party officials noted fearing Jackson's success.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Jack Kemp reported endorsing Vice President George Bush. President Reagan noted campaign for Republicans Report introduced.
(Richmond, Virginia: Bill Plante) Reagan shown in Virginia. [REAGAN - comments on United States economy expansion.] Reagan noted also attending Republican fund-raiser. Reagan's success as fund-raiser discussed. [Republican fund-raiser Richard VIGUERIE - comments on Reagan.] Amts. Reagan helped raise through personal appearances illustration [Senator John KERRY -says Reagan getting taxpayers to pay for Republican fund raising.] Taxpayers noted paying for most of Reagan's travel expenses.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Israeli policy toward Palestinians in occupied territories reported becoming more restrictive. Report introduced.
(W. Bank, Israel: Bob Simon) Journalists reported not being allowed into occupied territories and Palestinians noted not being allowed out of region; details given of Israeli government's effort to avoid violence, scenes shown. [Lieutenant Colonel Ranaan GISSIN - comments on "land day" and its significance to Palestinians who planned to protest.] Only Jewish settlers noted being allowed to go to work outside occupied territories. General strike mentioned continue Violent scenes shown; details given of mounting Palestinian casualties.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Indep. council Lawrence Walsh reported winning access to Israeli documents after dropping subpoenas of Israeli government officials. One of Israelis reported meeting with Vice President George Bush during Iran/Contra scandal.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Opposition efforts to oust general Manuel Antonio Noriega reported failing in Panama. Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: Richard Roth) Retirees and teachers shown collecting some of money owed them. Banks and most stores noted remaining closed. Panamanians shown protesting. Troops shown dispersing crowds; col. and crowd quoted. Troops noted resorting to force. Govt. officials reported maintaining Noriega remaining in power. [Min. of commerce Mario ROGNONI - blames United States for problems.] Manuel Solis Palma, president chosen by Noriega, shown being greeted by left-wing pols. Dipl. quoted re: Noriega's lack of concern for Panamanians.
(Studio: Dan Rather) United States troops reported leaving Honduras as Sandinista-Contra peace talks continue Report introduced.
(Fort Bragg, North Carolina: Peter Van Sant) Troops shown returning to US. [SOLDIERS - comment on mission.] Nature and scope of troops' mission outlined. [Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - comments on mission.] [Senator Tom HARKIN - says United States troops sent to Honduras to ruin peace talks.] Reagan admin. critics reported asserting some of troops' supplies were left for Contras. Army officials reported denying claims. [Soldiers' WIVES - comment on mission.] All soldiers sent to Honduras reported expected to be in United States this wk.
(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR press reported asserting general strike in Azerbaijan paralyzing city in region seeking reunification with Armenia.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Iranian gunboats reported attacking Danish tankers in Persian Gulf; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR -supported troops reported being defeated by rebels living in Eritrea, Ethiopia. Food noted powerful weapon in Ethiopian pols. Report introduced.
(Eritrea, Ethiopia: Doug Tunnell) Ethiopian rebels reported waging successful war against Africa's USSR -backed army. Eritrean guerrillas noted threatening government power in region. [US charge d'affaires James CLARK - comments on guerrillas' attacks.] Eritrean guerrillas noted fighting for independent from Emperor Haile Selassie and pro-USSR government Rebels noted defeating USSR -supported troops; details given, scenes shown. [CLARK - says government troops on defensive.] Rebels noted now attacking food convoys. [UN World Food Program spokesperson David MORTON - describes burning food.] [Eritrean People's Liberation Front leader Issayas AFEWORKI - says government using food as front.] Food earmarked for starving Ethiopians noted being fed to army; details given, scenes shown. [AFEWORKI - comments on food donated to Ethiopian hungry going to army first.] United States government noted donating food to EPLF. [AFEWORKI - says United States government officials threatened to cut food supplies if EPLF didn't do as told.] Both sides noted using food as political weapon.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Dead Sea Scrolls, found in caves and ruins of Judea, reported providing information surrounding life in area around time of Jesus Christ. Scientists reported using heightened technology to study scrolls. Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Terry Drinkwater) Many of scrolls reported being so dilapidated that scholars found them impossible to study. [Scroll photographer Ken ZUCKERMAN - says attempting to make invisible visible.] Zuckerman brothers reported using advanced infrared photography to illuminate letters no longer visible on scrolls. [University of South California spokesperson Bruce ZUCKERMAN - comments on attempt to discover scrolls' contents.] Theologians noted despairing over fading parchments since their discovery in 1947. Scrolls noted being studied in Biblical Archives in Jerusalem. [Voice of ZUCKERMAN - says parchments disintegrating.] Scrolls shown being studied through computer using infrared photography. [Princeton Theological Seminary spokesperson James CHARLESWORTH - comments on reading about Noah and family praising God for salvation after flood.] Noah's celebration compared to those who praise salvation of scrolls' contents.