This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) White House sources quoted in with regard to Nancy Reagan being among Republicans urging Attorney General Edwin Meese's removal while President Reagan maintaining loyalty. Meese noted denying rumors that other Justice Department resignations to follow due to his questionable character. Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) [REAGAN - praises Meese.] Meese's reaction to resignations discussed. [MEESE - says Justice Department operating as usual.] Vice President George Bush quoted with regard to situation. [BUSH - says matter troubling.] Senator Robert Byrd quoted on screen with regard to Meese. [Senator Dennis DeCONCINI - says Meese will leave office soon.] [Representative Charles SCHUMER - says no one can trust Meese.] [Senator Arlen SPECTER - questions how well Justice Department can run with Meese at helm.] Meese loyalists noted claiming Wedtech Corporation scandal and Iraqi oil pipeline issue resulting in no indictments, thus proving Meese's innocence. [On "CBS This Morning", Ex-Attorney General Elliot RICHARDSON - comments on situation.] [Ex-Justice Department official Thomas PUCCIO - says credibility problem exists.] White House sources quoted with regard to Reagan and Meese.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Jesse Jackson reported meeting Democratic party leaders Democratic officials' fears of Jackson's success noted. Jackson noted asserting was treated respectfully by leaders Michael Dukakis' Connecticut primary victory mentioned. Albert Gore noted not yet proving is national candidate Report introduced.
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Bruce Morton) Jackson shown meeting with aides and Democratic party leaders [JACKSON - says meeting was summit.] [Democratic advisor Clark CLIFFORD - comments on Jackson.] Jackson noted cancelling meeting with Gore after latter's attack on foreign policy views. [GORE - says Jackson isn't immune to questions.] Gore shown campaign in WI. [GORE - says has momentum.] Dukakis aides quoted with regard to Wisconsin primary. [Dukakis aide Pat FORCIEA - says Wisconsin between Dukakis and Jackson.] Jackson's Wisconsin campaign strategy outlined. [Jackson aide Carolyn KAZDIN - says Jackson will do well.] [Wisconsin Democratic chairperson Suellen ALBRECHT - comments on Jackson.] Wisconsin noted being crossover primary. Governor Tommy Thompson quoted. Wisconsin primary's important noted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart reported opposing national Assemblies of God leaders, who ordered him to not preach for year due to his sexual misconduct. Report introduced.
(Baton Rouge, LA: Bill Whitaker) Swaggart reported not intending to obey order to stop preaching. [Swaggart's attorney Bill TREEBY - says Swaggart will resume preaching in May.] [Assemblies of God spokesperson Juleen TURNAGE - says matter is not legal.] Some Louisiana mins. noted supporting Swaggart. [LA Assemblies of God spokesperson Robert KING - says was lenient toward Swaggart because of his ministry.] Sources quoted with regard to Swaggart's need to maintain money-making ministry. [Religious sociologist Jeffrey HADDEN - says Swaggart's decision is economy] Other television ministers noted asking for donations. [Evangelist Oral ROBERTS - asks for 8 million dollars.] Roberts' death threat last year recalled. Impact of incessant demands for donations and sex scandals upon television evangelism discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Supreme Court reported hearing sex counselling case. Report introduced.
(DC: Rita Braver) North Virginia's Robinson high school sex counselling class featured. [Teen choice teacher Maureen GALLAGHER - urges chastity law.] Class noted result of legislature to curb teenage pregnancy. Class reported causing legal battle with regard to separation of church and state. Law noted denying grant money to orgs. promoting abortion and requiring all classes must include participation from religion groups. [Senator Orrin HATCH - comments on program.] Critics noted claiming law violates first amendment right protecting citizens from state-supported religion. [Methodist minister Robert VAUGHN - criticizes law.] Lower courts noted declaring law unconstitutional. Reagan administration noted supporting law. Solicitor General Charles Fried quoted. ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) attorney Janet Benshoof quoted. Justice Antonin Scalia quoted. [BENSHOOF - comments on program.] Relig. groups noted claiming if their support excluded, teen pregnancy rate will rise. [Covenant House spokesperson Greg LOKEN - comments on situation.] Supreme Court noted deciding case. (Artist: Don Juhlin)
(Studio: Dan Rather) House of Representatives reported approving humanitarian aid to Contras; package outlined. Representative Jim Wright quoted with regard to military aid vote if Sandinista-Contra cease-fire collapses. Senator reported voting on package tomorrow.
(Studio: Dan Rather) "Land Day" violence in occupied territories of Israel featured. Report introduced.
(Um-el-Fahm, Israel: Bob Simon) Jerusalem reported open to journalists because it's Israel's capital. Violent scenes of protesting Palestinians shown; death and injured tolls given. Arab news agency shown being closed by police. "Land Day" protest march shown; details given. Israeli-Arab town of Um-el-Fahm featured. [Kindergarten teacher Jabaren OMINE - says government doesn't care about Arab children.] Poverty of Um-el-Fahm people discussed. [Mayor Hashem MAHEMEED - says treated like second and third class citizens.] [Ex-Arab affairs minister Moshe ARENS - comments on progress.] Residents noted leaving town to work in Tel Aviv&other Israeli cities. [Israeli-Arab Hassan JABAREN - says they build Israeli hses. but not permitted to build for themselves.] Teens shown staging guerrilla theater; details given. [Israeli-Arab actor Mohammed BATIR - says Israelis want Arabs to be Jews or nothing.] Israeli Arabs noted increasingly supportive of Palestinian unrest. Israeli officials quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) General strike reported ebbing in Panama as general Manuel Antonio Noriega's regime remains intact. Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: Richard Roth) Grocery stores shown opening in Panama City. [WOMAN - says has to prepare.] [Opposition attorney Tomas HERRERA - comments on disappointment of people buying food.] Cash shortage noted continuing. Tax payments noted due and Noriega reported counting on income to aid in combatting cash shortage. American corps. in Panama reported paying millions in taxes despite United States economy sanctions. Companies paying taxes to Panamanian government illus. For. analyst noted asserting American tax payments helping maintain military payroll. Panama's human rights committee reported accusing government of brutality after raid on opposition leaders and journalists. [American WOMAN - describes being beaten by police.] Scenes shown of raid; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Ray Brady) For. investors reported buying more United States property; details given, scenes shown. [Buyer Ryota TANABE - says in Tokyo, Japan, space is most expensive commodity.] For. property investments illustration and discussed. [For. investor Sir Gordon WHITE - explains foreign investors' attraction to US economy] Firestone noted now owned by Italians and Japanese. Ragu spaghetti sauce noted now having Dutch owner. Amount of Washington, DC real estate owned by British discussed. Debate with regard to increase amts. of foreign ownership of American property discussed. [Busman. Malcolm FORBES - urges situation be monitored more carefully.] [On March 28, 1988, President REAGAN - praises foreign investment.] Scenes shown of American empls. protesting new German owners lowering salaries. [Econ. Gregory TARPINIAN - comments on situation.] Japanese noted buying large amts. of property in Hawaii. [Honolulu, Hawaii, mayor Frank FASI - proposes legislature to prevent further land being purchased by non-US citizens.] Japanese television show noted advertising US real estate; excerpt shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Scenes shown of DC's cherry blossoms; trees' history recalled.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(San Francisco, California: Terry Drinkwater) Airlines' triple mileage programs featured. [MAN - comments on taking 11 mile trip to accumulate triple mileage.] Frequent flyer programs outlined. [WOMAN - comments on programs.] Programs noted encouraging airline loyalty. [MAN - says has to fly United now.] Cost of flying from Oakland to San Francisco, California, compared to bridge tolls and train fares. [MAN - comments on plan to qualify for free trip.] Passengers noted enjoying challenge of earning free air fare to exotic lands.