This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Judge Gerhard Gesell reported ruling that defendants Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, John Poindexter, Albert Hakim and Richard Secord entitled to separate trials. Report introduced.
(DC: Rita Braver) Indep. council Lawrence Walsh reported objecting to order of separate trials. Judge noted asserting that Congress responsible for need for separate trials; details given, scenes shown. Each defendant noted having right to use others' immunized testimony in his defense Walsh's argument outlined; Gesell quoted. [WALSH - comments on judgement.] [Criminal attorney Irvin NATHAN - comments on situation.] Legal experts quoted. (Artist: Don Juhlin)
(Studio: Dan Rather; DC: Rita Braver) President pardons discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Michael Dukakis reported winning Democratic nomination; Jesse Jackson mentioned. No. convention delegates each received illustration Report introduced.
(Studio: Bruce Morton) Jackson shown with supporters. [JACKSON - comments on conv.] [Senator Paul SIMON - announces support for Dukakis.] [Richard GEPHARDT - says will vote for Dukakis.] [Bruce BABBITT - congratulates Dukakis.] Jackson quoted with regard to Democratic party [JACKSON - wants party's nomination] [DUKAKIS - comments on choosing running mate.] Jackson quoted with regard to nomination [Jackson campaign advisor Jim HIGHTOWER - comments on Jackson.] [Dukakis campaign manager Susan ESTRICH - comments on Jackson.] [HIGHTOWER - comments on Jackson.] Democrats drafting committee reported beginning work on platform.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan reported aiding Vice President George Bush. Report introduced.
(DC: Terence Smith) [REAGAN - says he and Bush will start pinning Michael Dukakis down on issues.] Dukakis' success detailed. [REAGAN - comments on Dukakis.] Reagan reported attempting to make up for lukewarm endorsement. [REAGAN - praises Bush.] Bush noted distancing himself from many administration positions; Reagan's embrace of USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev mentioned. [White House chief of staff Howard BAKER - defends Bush.] Reagan noted realizing that Bush trailing Dukakis in polls.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan noted less popular with women, thus creating "gender gap." Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Schieffer) Women's votes noted possibly deciding election Women reported not liking Vice President George Bush as much as Michael Dukakis. [BUSH - comments on gender gap.] Bush aides quoted with regard to Bush's image. [Representative Lynn MARTIN - defends Bush.] CBS-"New York Times" poll results illustration Barbara Bush shown campaign [Governor Jim THOMPSON -says Bush needs to campaign in day care ctrs. also.] Bush's strategy detailed. [Bush campaign aide Ceci COLE- McINTURFF - comments on situation.] [Republican pollster Linda DIVALL - comments on elecs.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Senator reported failing to override President Reagan's trade bill veto.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Senator reported approving expansion of Medicare to cover catastrophic illness. House of Representatives reported rejecting Medicare's expansion to cover long-term home care. Report introduced.
(DC: Robert Schakne) Jeff Reckaway, boy born with breathing disorder, featured; details given, scenes shown. Maria Kinser quoted with regard to mother's med. costs; details given. Debate with regard to issue noted emotional. [Representative Dan ROSTENKOWSKI - comments on bill.] Democratic Representatives noted asserting that bill would cost too much. [Representative Robert MICHEL - rejects bill.] [Representative Claude PEPPER - urges support for bill.] Pepper's elderly lobby noted not as strong for this bill as for other bills.
(Studio: Dan Rather) House of Representatives reported voting to limit number of television ads. in children's programs. President Reagan reported opposing bill.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Reporters shown examining United States army missiles in West Germany; details of missiles' removal given. USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze reported inviting witnesses to watch destruction of USSR missiles.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced. (Studio: Ray Brady) Pan Am Airlines reported announcing it will sell assets if agreement with unions not reached. [Airline analyst Julius MALDUTIS - comments on airline deregulation.] Pan Am execs. quoted with regard to assets. Pan Am's history recalled; details given, historic film shown. [Union leader George MIRANDA - comments on situation.] Analysts quoted with regard to situation.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Ousted Moscow Communist party chairperson Boris Yeltsin reported elec. as delegate to upcoming conf.; Yeltsin's criticism of Mikhail Gorbachev's perestroika recalled. Gorbachev noted calling party conference to promote his reforms; newspaper article quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) South Africa (R)'s military leader quoted with regard to planned aid to Angola. Cuban and Marxist Angolan troops reported advancing close to border of Namibia.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Reagan administration reported planning to broadcast television Marti from hot air balloon off E. coast into Cuba; Senator aide quoted, details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan's Drug Policy Bd., headed by Attorney General Edwin Meese, reported drafting controversial recommendations. Report introduced.
(Bergen Cnty., New Jersey: Harold Dow) Police ofr. Barry Wewerjack featured; details given, scenes shown. [WEWERJACK - comments on danger to police officers] Police training film shown. [Criminologist Dr. Charles BAHN - comments on police stress.] sergeant Alex Blair featured; details given, scenes shown. [BLAIR - comments on robbery.] [MAN - comments on wife being accidentally killed by police ofr.] Details given of case, scenes shown. [Cnty. prosecutor Larry McCLURE - comments on police stress and mistakes.] Various deaths resulting from police mistakes featured; scenes shown, suspect quoted on screen. [Chief of detectives Robert COLANGELO - comments on police ofr. being killed accidentally by another ofr.] Police training featured. [OFR. - says real life not as like training.] Police training with computers discussed. [OFR. - comments on goals.] [Voice of OFR. - comments on nearly killing innocent bystander.]