This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Econ. conds. in Panama discussed. Reports introd.
(Panama City, Panama: Richard Roth) Paychecks and credit cards reported worthless in Panama; details given, scenes shown. [MAN - comments on situation.] Panama noted unable to meet dollar shortage with reserves in US because all Panamanian assets frozen. [WOMAN - criticizes United States for actions.] Panamanian officials shown attempting to confiscate dollars from merchants. [Opposition leader Roberto BRENES - says has no money with which to pay empls.] [MAN - says people may revolt against Panamanian military] Major of Panamanians noted not supportive of opposition. [WOMAN - (thru translator) says supports general Manuel Antonio Noriega.] Dipl. quoted re: econ. condition's impact upon pols.
(DC: Terence Smith) Reagan administration reported withholding Panama Canal fees. Officials quoted. Admin. noted also urging foreign banks not to loan Noriega money. [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - says travel to Panama should be discouraged.] [Undersecretary of State Michael ARMACOST - comments on possible sanctions against Panama.] Reagan noted drawing bipartisan support re: Noriega issue. [Senator Christopher DODD - says agrees totally with Reagan on Noriega issue.] [Ex-amb. to Panama Ambler MOSS - comments on ousted president Eric Arturo Delvalle.] United States strategy outlined.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Studio: Ray Brady) United States economy pressure upon Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega discussed. Noriega noted unable to print more money. [Econ. Guillermo HARTENECK - comments on situation.] Panama Canal revenues being placed in escrow mentioned. Noriega noted supported mostly by those holding government jobs. Support may dwindle if Noriega unable to pay salaries. [Panama specialist Eva LOSER - comments on situation.] Noriega not expected to close canal. Japan mentioned supporting Noriega government; Japanese trade through canal illustration Banker quoted with regard to drug dealers loaning Noriega money.
(Studio: Dan Rather, Ray Brady) Implications of Noriega issue discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Secretary of State George Shultz reported proposing another Mideast peace plan. Shultz quoted with regard to plan. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat reported complaining from Tunisia that United States excluding him from peace process. Report introduced.
(Cairo, Egypt: Wyatt Andrews) Shultz noted presenting plan to Mideast leaders and announcing deadline for answers; details given, scenes shown. [Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak SHAMIR - says talk was friendly and useful.] Shamir's negative response to other plan recalled. Mideast peace plan illus. Shultz shown with Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and Syrian president Hafez al-Assad. Shultz noted never meeting with Palestinians. Shultz mentioned urging Jordan's King Hussein I to represent Palestinians and refusing to meet Arafat. Shultz quoted with regard to peace plan.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Secretary of State George Shultz reported being intended victim of car bombing in Jerusalem, Israel; details given, scenes shown. PLO noted claiming responsibility for attempt.
(Studio: Dan Rather) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat reported claiming to reporter Doug Tunnell that PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) has met conds. for Mideast peace plan. Arafat quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Civilian unempl. rate illustration
(Studio: Dan Rather) Postal service recommending price of first class stamps be raised to 25 cents. Stamp increase noted having no impact upon other areas of budget reductions.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Federal Aviation Administration reported citing Northwest Airlines for safety violations. Report introduced.
(Chicago, Illinois: Frank Currier) Federal Aviation Administration investigation results quoted re: Northwest Airlines violations; details given, scenes shown. Violations listed on screen. [United Airlines pilot Adrian BEWLEY - comments on pilot fatigue.] Northwest chairperson Steven Rothmeier quoted on screen. [Aviation Safety Institution spokesperson John GALIPAULT - comments on Northwest's violations.] Northwest's image problems discussed. [PASSENGER - says would take alternate rte. if could.] Northwest's consumer ratings discussed. Impact of safety violations fines and flight attendant strike discussed. [Trans. analyst Anthony HATCH - comments on situation.] Fines levied against Eastern Airlines recalled. Federal Aviation Administration to announce fines after Northwest responds to charges.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Erosion of earth's ozone layer discussed; scientists quoted with regard to correlation to skin cancer. NASA's study with regard to another cause of ozone layer erosion besides CFCs discussed in "Science" journal. Report introduced.
(Irvine, California: Terry Drinkwater) Study results illustration Amt. of methane gas in atmosphere increasing yearly. [Atmospheric chemist F. Sherwood ROWLAND - comments on increase methane in atmosphere.] Methane product and ozone deterioration outlined. [Atmospheric chemist Don. BLAKE - comments on "greenhse. effect."] "Greenhse. effect" noted changing world's climate. [ROWLAND - describes changes that could occur.] Warmer temps. mentioned melting South Antarctic ice and also ice at top of world above AK; thus causing ocean levels to rise.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Death toll from Armenian revolt in Azerbaijan, USSR , reported by Tass.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Washington, DC federal judge reported ruling Pat Robertson can drop libel suit against ex-Representative Pete McCloskey if Robertson pays court costs. McCloskey claiming Robertson should also pay his lawyer's fees. McCloskey's assertion that Robertson's father, ex-Senator Willis Robertson, used political influence to keep son from active duty during Korean war recalled.
(Studio: Dan Rather) South Carolina primary reported used to promote Vice President George Bush's candidacy. Bush aides noted arranging primary in cooperation with South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell. Bush reported expected to win primary. Bush aides quoted with regard to defeating candidate Pat Robertson. Report introduced
(Columbia, SC: Eric Engberg) Robertson campaign featured. Robertson TV ad. shown. Robertson's controversial remarks with regard to hostages in Beirut, Lebanon, and Jimmy Swaggart scandal recalled. [Bush campaign manager Lee ATWATER - comments on Robertson's claims.] Bush expected to receive many conservative Democrat crossover votes. [SC Republican chairperson Van HIPP - comments on situation.] Pol. scientists noted calling Robertson supporters "K-Mart Republicans" [University of South Carolina spokesperson Blease GRAHAM - comments on Robertson's supporters.] Robert Dole noted running second despite Senator Strom Thurmond's endorsement. Jack Kemp quoted with regard to Panama Canal and General Manuel Antonio Noriega issue. Kemp aides noted advising candidate to withdraw if doesn't do well in South Carolina primary.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Right-wing right to die group reported claiming they burned surveys in which doctors admitted to aiding with mercy killing of terminally ill patients. Hemlock Society spokesperson quoted with regard to doctors who have performed mercy killings. Report introduced.
(Chicago, Illinois: Susan Spencer) Anonymous essay in "Journal of American Med. Association" featured and quoted on screen. [Med. ethicist Arthur CAPLAN - says case was unjustified murder.] [American Medical Association Dr. George LUNDBERG - comments on case.] American Medical Association noted refusing to name doctor discussed in essay. [Dr. Ron CRANFORD - comments on giving mother-in-law enough morphine to relieve pain from cancer and possibly hastening death.] Debate raging with regard to at what point is facilitating death acceptable. [CRANFORD - says purpose of medical isn't to promote suffering.] [CAPLAN - comments on argument.] State laws and doctors noted disagreeing over mercy killing issue.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Finland: Anthony Mason) Fishing in Finland featured; details given, scenes shown. Lure carver Lowry Rupalla discussed. Son Enzio Rupalla demonstrates how imitation minnow appeals to fish. Growth of family business outlined. [Fisherman Olavi SEPALAINIO - comments on bait.] "Life" magazine quoted with regard to Finland's lure. Florida fisherman shown using lure. Every lure individually tested. [TESTER - says lure must not wobble too much or too little.] Fisherman shown catching fish with lure.