This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather, Charles Kuralt) USSR reforms and impact upon Muscovites featured. CBS News-"New York Times "poll results given with regard to USSR public opinion. Women reported accepting Mikhail Gorbachev's policies better than men. Moscow summit previewed. Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) Gorbachev reported needing respite in arms race; details given, scenes shown. Econ. reform noted occurring slowly. [PEOPLE - (thru translators) criticize prods.] Perestroika detailed. [Ex-Secretary of State William ROGERS - says Russians wary of supporting Gorbachev too much because he might not remain in power.] Summit success noted consolidating Gorbachev's power prior to upcoming Communist party conference Gorbachev noted needing President Reagan's cooperation more than Reagan needing his.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Cathedral of Archangel Michael featured; details given, scenes shown. Czars, princes and clergy leaders noted buried in Cathedral. Russian proverb quoted. Thousandth anniversary of Christianity noted celebrated in USSR . Mikhail Gorbachev reported compromising on religion Gorbachev noted also allowing more Jews to emigrate. Report introduced.
(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Home Bible study noted illegal in USSR ; details given, scenes shown. Persecution of Christians in USSR after Bolshevik Revolution recalled; scenes of destroyed church bldgs. shown. [Tatiana SAMSANOVICH - (thru translator) says is atheist.] Cathedral shown after turned into museum. Tour guide shown admitting that atheist section of museum uninteresting. Gorbachev noted acknowledging that atheism boring and people searching for meaning to their lives. [Father CONSTANTINE - (thru translator) comments on lack of spirituality in USSR and says people ask him to pray for Gorbachev.] Price of Bibles in USSR given; Gorbachev noted ordering more Bibles printed. Gorbachev shown meeting with church leaders last mo. No. of Christians in USSR given. V.I. Lenin quoted with regard to Christianity.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Islam noted growing in USSR . New York City anchor Bob Schieffer introd.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Assistant Secretary of State Elliott Abrams reported refusing to reject use of force to oust Panama's General Manuel Noriega. Noriega's speech to national assembly quoted; scenes shown.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Federal judge quoted with regard to Congress's possible bungling of case against Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North. Report introduced.
(DC: Rita Braver) Judge Gerhard Gesell quoted with regard to Iran/Contra scandal conspiracy trial; details of immunized testimony controversy given. Indep. council attorney Herbert Stern quoted with regard to situation. Judge Gesell noted announcing decision next month (Artist: Don Juhlin)
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(London, England: Bill McLaughlin) Iraq reported winning back land lost to Iran; details given, scenes shown. Iraq's President Saddam Hussein quoted. Captured Iranian soldiers shown being transported to detention camps. Neither side noted winning war.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan's visit to Danilov Monastery reported controversial. Summit noted public relations and media event. Report introduced.
(Helsinki, Finland: Bill Plante) Mikhail Gorbachev shown meeting people on Washington, DC street during summit in 1987. [Last year, WOMAN - says Gorbachev is public relations genius.] [DC public relations firm spokesperson John CAVALIK - comments on USSR 's needs.] TASS noted hiring Cavalik; details given of his suggestions to Sovs. [TASS New York Bureau chief Igor MAKURIN - doesn't believe in amateurs.] USA-made summit t-shirts shown. [CAVALIK - comments on shirts.] United States of America radio announcers reported bdcsting. on USSR frequencies next wk. [CAVALIK - calls program "Good Morning Moscow."] Admin. critics quoted with regard to teaching USSR public relations techniques.
(Studio: Dan Rather, Charles Kuralt) Ivan the Terrible's commissioned work, Saint Basil's, featured; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather, Charles Kuralt) Report introduced.
(Bukhara, Uzbekistan: Tom Fenton) Islam's rise in Soviet Central Asia featured; details given, scenes shown. Moslem seminary director quoted. Islamic fundamentalism reported invading USSR . Communist party officials reported concerned with regard to Iranian radio transmissions across USSR borders. [Samarkand State Univ. professor Bazarov OBLOKOV - (thru translator) comments on situation.] Oblokov reported heading USSR propaganda school to recruit young Moslems. Secret anti-communist orgs. reported growing in area. [Muslim Relig. Bd. spokesperson Sheikh Abdulghani ABDULLAH - (thru translator) comments on underground clergy.] Corruption in region during Leonid Brezhnev's rule recalled. Birthrate of Soviet Central Asians noted much higher than that in Moscow. Possibility of communism coexisting with Islam discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Kremlin leaders noted facing challenge of religion in USSR .