This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Scenes shown from Los Angeles, California, office fire; details given. Scenes shown from Henderson, NV, rocket fuel plant explosion; details recalled. Scenes shown from Norco, LA, Shell Oil refinery fire; details given. Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Jerry Bowen) Ofc. fire featured. [FIREFIGHTER - describes fire.] [Los Angeles fire chief Don. MANNING - comments on fire's intensity.] Fire noted beginning on lower floor of Interstate Bank building; scenes shown of rescue effort. [SURVIVOR - says glad found stairs.] No. trapped in building unknown. [FIREFIGHTER - comments on fire.] Body found in elevator shown. [Survivor Zora IMAMOVIC - comments on man trapped in elevator.] Workmen noted installing sprinkler system when fire began. [Fire Department spokesperson Don. ANTHONY - says sprinkler system would have made difference.] No. of high-rise bldgs. in Los Angeles without sprinkler systems given. [US Fire Admin. spokesperson Tom SMITH - comments on situation.] Building's water pump system noted turned off when firefighters arrived. Arson investigators shown inspecting debris.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introduced
(Henderson, NV: Terry Drinkwater) Rocket fuel plant explosions in Henderson featured; details recalled, scenes shown. Nevada governor reported requesting emergency funds. [Plant employment Frank QUINTANA - comments on attempting to put out fire.] Officials noted beginning to estimate damage. [Resident Paul HARRIS - describes blast.] [PEOPLE - comment on explosions.] [MAN - shows damage.] School shown after explosion. [Assistant principal Gail DICKSON - comments on explosion.] [CHILDREN - describe fears.] Some insurance policies reported not covering this type of disaster. [Store owner Katherine CROSBY - comments on damage to store.] [WOMAN - describes falling.] Scenes shown of people recovering from explosions.
(Henderson, NV: Peter Van Sant) Investigators shown inspecting debris of rocket fuel plant. [United Steelworkers Union Mike WRIGHT - says empls. considered plant unsafe.] [Governor Richard BRYAN - comments on situation.] Empls. quoted with regard to fire-causing explosions. [Worker Randy GREEN - comments on fire.] [Worker Rhett KIRK - comments on fire.] Empls. quoted re: safety violations. [Steelworker James THOMPSON - comments on situation.] [Pacific Engineering Company spokesperson Keith ROOKER - comments on situation.] Company noted producing fuel for NASA's shuttle and rocket boosters. Experts noted fearing that remaining company producing rocket fuel, Kerr-McGee, won't be able to meet NASA's demands. [Kerr-McGee spokesperson Annita BRIDGES - comments on possible increase in demand.] Explosion's impact upon space program discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Officials quoted with regard to damage of Shell Oil refinery's fire in Norco, LA. Report introduced.
(Norco, LA: Bruce Hall) Scenes shown of fire; details given. [MAN - comments on fire.] People shown evacuating area. [PEOPLE - comment on explosion.] Scenes shown of damage caused by explosion. Officials quoted with regard to correlation between number of deaths and time of explosion. [Shell Oil company spokesperson Fred FOSTER - says company will investigate matter.] Fire noted burning itself out.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Rita Braver) FBI director William Sessions reported refusing to comment specifically on Attorney General Edwin Meese's controversies. [SESSIONS - says US officials should abide by law.] Sessions noted insisting he's not attacking Meese. [Michael DUKAKIS - criticizes Meese.] [Jesse JACKSON - says Meese should resign.] Admin. officials quoted with regard to upcoming indep. council report Sources quoted with regard to likelihood of Meese's resignation.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Police reported using clubs to stop sit-in in Krakow, Poland. Riot police shown poised for attack in Gdansk. Lech Walesa quoted with regard to possible attack by police.
(Studio: Dan Rather) French troops reported freeing hostages during assault on rebels in Pacific territory of New Caledonia. Prime Min. Jacques Chirac quoted. Chirac's upcoming election against President Francois Mitterrand mentioned. Report introduced.
(Paris, France: Doug Tunnell) Frenchmen Marcel Carton, Marcel Fontaine and Jean-Paul Kauffmann shown arriving in France after release from Beirut, Lebanon, captivity. Deal with Iran to free hostages reported involving French secret agent Jean-Charles Marchiani, Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North of France. Chirac noted denying ransom was paid for hostages. [Iranian analyst Amir TAHERI - says ransom was paid.] French hostages noted asserting spent time with hostages Terry Anderson, Thomas Sutherland and Frank Reed. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - comments on concessions to terrorists.] [Hostage's sister Peggy SAY - describes situation.] Analysts quoted with regard to timing of negotiations. [TAHERI - comments on mood in Iran.] US officials reported asserting government never pays ransom.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Michael Dukakis' tax return shown on screen. Dukakis' earnings compared to those of Jesse Jackson and Vice President George Bush. Report introduced.
(NYC: Bob Faw) Bush's affluent background and campaign '88 featured; details given, scenes shown. [Senator Howell HEFLIN - comments on Bush's wealth.] Bush's establishment message discussed. [Columnist Mark SHIELDS - comments on Bush.] [In 1984, BUSH - says kicked Geraldine Ferraro's ass during debate.] Bush's elitist attitude described. [On "Meet the Press" in 1987, BUSH - says doesn't know how many Americans don't have health insurance when asked by "Washington Post" spokesperson David Broder.] [Representative Barney FRANK - attacks Bush.] John F. Kennedy and Nelson Rockefeller noted not handicapped by their wealth. [Bush campaign manager Lee ATWATER - says Franklin D. Roosevelt did much for poor.] Bush's money noted helping him win votes. [Pub. Malcolm FORBES - commends Bush.] [BUSH - comments on money.] [Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - praises Bush.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Trans. Department reported proposing new rules for random drug testing of those in railroad industry; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) No. of illegal aliens applying for amnesty given. INS commissioner Alan Nelson quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) No. of dogs in United States given. Show dogs featured. "48 Hrs." broadcast announced. Report introduced.
(Acton, Massachusetts: Richard Schlesinger) Ex-show dog called Zoot shown relaxing in pond in Massachusetts; details given. [Owner Ann POLK - comments on dog.] Cost of showing dogs discussed; scenes shown. [POLK - comments on pride of owning champion dog.] [Dog owner Susan McMAHON - comments on cost.] [Judge Margretta PATTERSON - comments on nature of competition.] No. of dog shows held in United States given. [Dog handler Bill TRAINOR - says quality of breeds not what used to be.] [Breeder Julie GASOW - says dogs not getting enough attention] Next generation of show dogs discussed.