This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Shipyard empls. in Gdansk, Poland, reported ending strike. Report introduced.
(Gdansk, Poland: Bert Quint) Solidarity leader Lech Walesa shown leading strikers'procession; details given. New generation of strikers noted fighting to legalize labor movement. Govt. reported refusing to make Solidarity legal organization Solidarity noted asserting will continue struggle. Walesa quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev reported acknowledging perestroika reforms causing panic. Gorbachev quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North reported refusing to submit diaries to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Diaries noted believed containing info. with regard to drug deals made during Iran/Contra involvement. Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) Speculation with regard to Pres Reagan's decision of whether or not to pardon North and John Poindexter discussed. [REAGAN - says hasn't ruled pardons out.] Reagan's stmts. to columnist Carl Rowan quoted on screen. [ROWAN - comments on Reagan's statement] Pardon issue noted important to conservatives. Jerry Falwell's TV ad calling for pardon of North shown. [Pol. consultant Edward ROLLINS - comments on Reagan's strategy.] White House staff quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Lesley Stahl's Friday report with regard to Justice Department's alleged plot to bankrupt Inslaw Incorporated so Attorney General Edwin Meese's friends could have bus. recalled. Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Lesley Stahl) Justice Department cover-up reported being investigated. Background information with regard to case given. Inslaw's attorney Lee Ratiner reported approaching another attorney in firm, E. Robert Wallach, with regard to out-of-court settlement. [RATINER - comments on Wallach's stmts.] Meese reported admitting discussed case with powerful partner in Ratiner's firm, Leonard Garment. [Judge George BASON, Junior- comments on Ratiner's dismissal.] Ratiner quoted on screen. Inslaw, Incorporated owner, Bill Hamilton, quoted re: subsequent events. [HAMILTON - comments on receiving letter from firm called Dickstein, Shapiro and Morin ordering him to give them authority to settle case.] [BASON - comments on Dickstein, Shapiro's actions.] Firm spokesperson quoted on screen. [Hamilton's advisor Elliot RICHARDSON - comments on situation.] Hamilton noted engaging new attorney [BASON - comments on mass perjury.] Ex-Justice Department official, Cornelius Blackshire, reported swearing in deposition that boss pressured him to force Inslaw into liquidation. Blackshire noted changing story next day. Bason quoted with regard to change in story. Blackshire's boss, Thomas Stanton noted denying ex-empl.'s story. Justice Department memo quoted on screen. [Stanton's deputy Anthony BACCIUTO - says was forced to lie on stand and that cover-up started in Attorney General's ofc.] Bason's ruling quoted on screen; Justice Department officials noted appealing. IRS (Internal Revenue Service) reported demanding that Hamilton pay back taxes. [HAMILTON - comments on intimidation.] Bason's appointed noted not renewed; details given. Bacciuto noted fired. Hamilton reported aided by IBM. Investigations listed on screen and discussed. Dr. Earl Bryan quoted with regard to Meese and Lowell Jensen.
(Studio: Dan Rather) France's President Francois Mitterrand reported naming Michel Rocard as prime minister; Rocard quoted, Jacques Chirac mentioned.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(La Paz, Bolivia: Mark Phillips) Pope John Paul II shown celebrating Mass in Bolivia; details given. Pope expected to condemn drug use. Bolivia's poverty discussed. [Bolivian congress Guillermo MARCIACA - defends farmers growing cocaine.] Cocaine farming featured; details given, scenes shown. [FARMER - (thru translator) comments on plight.] Bolivian drug lords noted profiting from cocaine, not farmers. Pope quoted. [Bolivian Congress Fernando KIEFFER - says problem is US.] Pope noted sipping tea made from coca leaves.
(Studio: Dan Rather) House of Representatives reported voting to ban product or sale of plastic handguns; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Senator debate with regard to ratification of INF treaty noted delayed. Secretary of State George Shultz reported going to Geneva, Switzerland, to work out problems with USSR . Report introduced.
(DC: David Martin) Verification problems with USSR discussed; details given, scenes shown. [Defense Secretary Frank CARLUCCI - comments on treaty.] [Senator Richard LUGAR - urges ratification.] Treaty inspection provisions discussed. [CARLUCCI - urges treaty ratification.] Shultz noted meeting with USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze in effort to settle dispute. Shevardnadze quoted. [LUGAR -says both sides want treaty.] Senate leaders quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Federal Aviation Administration reported blaming crew for Northwest Airlines crash in 1987 in Detroit, Michigan; details of crash recalled, scenes shown. National Trans. Safety Bd. report quoted. Airline pilots union noted planning own investigation.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Investigation of bank fire in Los Angeles, California, discussed; details of blaze recalled, scenes shown. Investigation spokesperson quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Wall Street firms reported suspending computerized index trading; firms listed on screen, details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Customs officials reported returning yacht called Ark Royal to owner after he paid fines for marijuana seeds found on board boat; scenes shown. Customs officials quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Venice, California: John Blackstone) Astrology craze featured. [Senator Alan SIMPSON - makes astrology joke.] [Jesse JACKSON - campaigns.] ["Miami Herald" spokesperson Dave BARRY - says Reagan needs to represent lunatics as well as sane people.] [Voice of Margaret THATCHER - says she's Libra.] [Skeptics Society spokesperson Al SECKEL - tells Nancy Reagan to "just say no."] California residents noted experiencing renewed fears with regard to earthquake predictions made by French philosopher Nostradamus. [Psychologist Robert BUTTERWORTH - comments on earthquake anxiety.] Earthquake supplies noted selling well. [Store EMPL. - dismisses notions of predictions.] Obese people shown jumping up and down, trying to start earthquake. [Astronomer John MOSLEY - says lunacy spreading.] San Juan Bautista, California, reported experiencing earthquake. [RESIDENT - comments on quake.] (Artist: Richard Cole)