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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.
(London, England: Tom Fenton) Iran reported agreeing to direct talks with Iraq to end Persian Gulf war; details given, scenes shown. [Iranian for. minister Ali Akbar VELAYATI - says Iran agrees to face-to-face talks after cease-fire.] [UN Secretary General Javier PEREZ de Cuellar - says cease-fire date can be set soon.] Iran noted suffering recent series of defeats; scenes shown from Iranian TV. Iraq's use of chemical warfare detailed. Scenes shown of quiet in Persian Gulf; convoy roles of United States and USSR navies in Gulf noted. Stmt. from Defense Department about status of Navy fleet reported Speculation about peace talks detailed.
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Pentagon statement about continued presence of fleet in Gulf reiterated.
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Rejection by Israel of Palestinian plan for indep. state in Israeli-occupied territories reported Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv, Israel: Bob Simon) Status of Palestinians in West Bank following statement from Jordan's King Hussein that Palestinians there are on their own featured; details given, scenes shown. [Dentist Anis al-ZAQ, prof. Dr. Saeb ERDKAT - comment on Palestinians' future.] Efforts by Palestinians to cross border from West Bank to Jordan reported; scenes shown. [WOMAN - expresses concern over situation.] Future choices for West Bank Palestinians outlined; PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat mentioned. Palestinians' outlining of declaration of independent noted; document shown. [Jewish Committee for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Dr. Jerome SEGAL - says uprising needs viable strategy.] Rejection of idea of independent state by Israeli cabinet noted. [Israeli cabinet secretary Amikam RUBINSTEIN - says idea deserves no decision.] Responses of Palestinian activists noted. [Journalist Daoud KUTTAB - says Israel can recognize Palestinian state or not.] [W. Bank PALESTINIANS - express concern about future.]
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Call by Democratic national committee chairperson Paul Kirk for three debates between Governor Michael Dukakis and Vice President George Bush reported Report introduced.
(Kennebunkport, ME: Jacqueline Adams) campaign. by Bush at his vacation home featured; details given, scenes shown of Bush family portrait. [BUSH - criticizes Dukakis and raises debate issue.] Results of CBS News/"New York Times" poll on standing of race given. [BUSH - says Republicans took pounding in press following chgs. by Democrats; expresses lack of concern over polls results.] [Ex-Treasury Secretary James BAKER - talks about campaign polls.] Upcoming Republican convention noted. [Democrat consultant Bill SWEENEY - says Bush needs spectacular convention showing.] Democrat and Republican platforms contrasted.
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.
(Boston, Massachusetts: Bruce Morton) Governor Michael Dukakis' courting of black vote reported; details given, scenes shown of Dukakis speech at National Urban League meeting [DUKAKIS - campaigns.; quotes Jesse Jackson's line about "common ground."] Dukakis' efforts to reach out to blacks detailed. [Dukakis campaign spokesperson Joe WARREN - says Dukakis is the guy to reach blacks.] [JACKSON - campaigns. for Dukakis.] [Representative Louis STOKES - says Dukakis must sell himself.]
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Results of Media General-AP poll on United States as racist society given.
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Anniversary of US' dropping of atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II reported Report introduced.
(Tokyo, Japan: Gordon Joseloff) Japan's national debate over its increase pol. and economy power reported; scenes shown from Japan's daily life. [History prof. Kazuyuki MATSUO - discusses Japan's economy power.] [Newspaper editor Masahiko ISHIZUKA - says Japan is still struggling to find answers.] American's courting of Japan's wealth examined; scenes shown. [Ex-US trade negotiator Clyde PRESTOWITZ, Junior - says Japan has insular, parochial mentality.] Recent protest by black Americans against Japanese toys that portray blacks in stereotypical manner recalled; scenes shown. Nature of US-Japanese relations noted. Japan's need for new political philosophy noted.
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Congress Black Caucus reported calling for increase sensitivity by Japan; details given, scenes shown. [Representative Charles HAYES - comments.] [Japanese embassy spokesperson Taizo WATANABE - says it is wrong to take incident of stereotyping toys as position by Japan toward American minorities.] Japanese investment in United States analyzed; details given of extent of Japanese financial investments, factory ownership and real estate holdings. Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Terry Drinkwater) Growing influence of Japan on US' W. coast reported; scenes shown from Nissin Foods (USA) plant in Los Angeles, California. [Company spokesperson Howard WANG - explains why company built in south California.] Extent of California-Japan trade outlined. [USC business school Jack LEWIS - says New York City banks have had to open branches here.] Shifting of American trade from Atlantic to Pacific coasts noted. [Econ. Jerry JORDAN - explains nature of trade.] Popularity of Asian language classes in California noted. [Language STUDENT - says language will make him more marketable.] [Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank of California spokesperson Hisao KOBAYASHI - says nationality may not mean so much in business world.] Great Britain noted still largest foreign investor in US.
(Studio: Susan Spencer) Findings of CBS News poll on American-Japanese views of state of relations between two ntns. given.