This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Vice President George Bush expected to gain enough delegates from Pennsylvania primary to ensure Republican nomination Michael Dukakis and Jesse Jackson discussed. Reports introd.
(NYC: Bruce Morton) Jackson shown meeting with State Department officials, Congress, and South Africa ambs. [JACKSON - says South Africa (R) should be considered terrorist.] Jackson's campaign rhetoric discussed. [Jackson aide Ed GRISTAR - says Jackson's already won.] [Pol. analyst Harrison HICKMAN - comments on Jackson's progress.] [Pol. analyst David KEENE - comments on situation.] [JACKSON - campaigns.] CBS-"New York Times" poll results with regard to Dukakis and Jackson given. Party noted not accepting all of Jackson's agenda.
(DC: Bob Schieffer) Bush supporters shown celebrating; details given. Advantages of earning nomination early in race listed. Robert Dole, Jack Kemp and Pat Robertson's workers noted helping Bush campaign Republican computer banks noted storing every statement Michael Dukakis has ever made; Bush reported now having to access information [Bush campaign spokesperson Rich BOND - comments on computer info.] [Democratic party chairperson Paul KIRK - dismisses important of computer info.] Likelihood of enthusiasm waning before November discussed. [Republican pollster Linda DIVALL - comments on Bush campaign weaknesses.] Bush shown observing toothpaste product
(Studio: Dan Rather) Robert Dole reported criticizing press with regard to stories of wife Elizabeth Dole's fins. during campaign '88. Dole noted blaming Vice President George Bush during race. Report introduced.
(DC: Phil Jones) [DOLE - blasts press.] Dole reported claiming couldn't deliver campaign message due to media's unwillingness to report accurately. [DOLE - comments on reporters] Dole's aides noted calling attention to Dole's fin. improprieties, not press. [DOLE - says loss was American voters'.] [Pol. analyst Stephen HESS - says public got what needed.] [Pol. analyst William SCHNEIDER - says few cands. dealt with issues.] Dole aides quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Reagan administration official quoted with regard to recession possibilities. Report introduced.
(Studio: Ray Brady) Guaranteed Overnight Delivery trucking company featured. [Company president Walter RILEY - says business growing.] gross national product figs. illustration [Econ. Edward YARDENI - says economy looks good.] G.O.D. noted buying more equipment. [RILEY - comments on growth.] [Driver Bill NYENBURG - comments on spending.] [Driver Dan DAVENPORT - says purchased new car.] Inflation figs. illustration [Econ. Don. RATAJCZAK - comments on economy] Econ. noted solid in last quarter
(Studio: Dan Rather) Senate Foreign Relations Committee reported having Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North's private diaries subpoenaed. Sources noted asserting diaries to prove that North's operatives ran drugs as well as weapons.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Supreme Court reported hearing arguments with regard to law authorizing independent council to investigate government officials. Report introduced.
(DC: Rita Braver) Court's decision noted possibly affecting conviction of ex-White House aide Michael Deaver and indictments of Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and others involved in Iran/Contra scandal. Case noted concerning ex-Assistant Attorney General Theodore Olson and independent council Alexia Morrison; details of 1982 EPA scam recalled. Olson's attorney, Thomas Martin, quoted. [MARTIN - condemns law.] Morrison quoted. [Ex-Watergate prosecutor Archibald COX - says law is check on president abuse.] Reagan administration officials quoted with regard to law. [Ex-Attorney General William French SMITH - comments on law.] Justice Anthony Kennedy noted not participating; impact of decision discussed. (Artist: Don Juhlin)
(Studio: Dan Rather) Educ. report announced. Report introduced.
(DC: Terence Smith) NEA (National Education Association) members shown demonstrating while Educ. Secretary William Bennett presented report to President Reagan. [BENNETT - says education establishment wants problems to be glossed over.] [Senator Lowell WEICKER - says Bennett is secretary of ignorance.] 1983 education study discussed. Bennett's study's conclusions listed on screen. [REAGAN - says has long way to go.] Bennett's critics quoted. [NEA president Mary FUTRELL - attacks Bennett.] [American Federal of Teachers president Albert SHANKER - attacks Bennett.] Vice President George Bush noted wanting to make education campaign '88 issue. Democrats noted asserting Reagan administration producing more reports than solutions.
(Studio: Dan Rather) South Korea's elecs. featured; newspaper article quoted with regard to president Roh Tae Woo. Student demonstrations shown; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report not shown due to technology difficulties.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Border clash between Lebanese guerrillas and Israeli troops reported; details given. Israeli death toll given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Attorney General Edwin Meese quoted with regard to suggestion that arrested suspects be given drug tests. Report introduced.
(Studio: Bob Faw) Legalization of drugs discussed. United States noted losing war on drugs. [Baltimore, Maryland, Mayor Kurt SCHMOKE - comments on situation.] Huge drug profits noted corrupting criminal justice system; details given, scenes shown. [Econ. Milton FRIEDMAN - says prohibition of drugs does more harm than good.] Arming DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agents with submachine guns discussed. [Police consultant Ralph SALERNO - says problem impossible to overcome using present methods.] [Ex-prosecutor Randy BARNETT - comments on situation.] [FRIEDMAN - comments on situation.] More arrests noted not solving problem. [Conservative editor William BUCKLEY - says there aren't enough jails to handle more arrests.] [SCHMOKE - comments on delusions.] [BARNETT - says drug laws create crime.] Argument for legalizing drugs illus. [SALERNO - says must attack price of drugs.] [SCHMOKE - comments on profits.] [BARNETT - says legalizing drugs will help.] Prohibition of alcohol recalled; details given, scenes shown. Legalization noted putting pushers out of business [BUCKLEY - comments on legalization.] [SCHMOKE - comments on legalization.] [FRIEDMAN - comments on legalization.] Friedman noted also urging that more be spent on treatment ctrs. [SCHMOKE - comments on situation.] Failure of war on drugs noted difficult to accept.
(Studio: DR, Bob Faw) Legalization noted unlikely.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Attorney General Edwin Meese reported changing stance on gun control bill calling for enough metal content that detectors could identification weapon. Conceivable plastic guns discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(NYC: Richard Roth) Jamaican songwriter Patrick Alley's charges that singer Mick Jagger plagiarized song discussed; details given, scenes shown from Westchester Cnty., New York. "Just Another Night" video shown. Alley's tune broadcast [WOMAN - comments on court] Jagger's court testimony quoted. Judge quoted. Jagger reported winning case. [JAGGER - comments on week] [Music critic David MARSH - comments on verdict's impact.] [JAGGER - says reputation unsullied.]