This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) Rocket engine trouble of communications satellite reported possibly delaying this week's launch of shuttle Discovery. Report introduced.
(Cape Canaveral, Florida: Bruce Hall) [Captain Robert CRIPPEN - describes problem.] Cut in similar rocket booster's O-ring noted discovered at Marshall Space Flight Center. [Shuttle management team Colonel Dennis BEEBE - describes problem.] NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) engineers noted not knowing if O-ring cuts are on rocket boosters aboard Discovery.
(Studio: Dan Rather; Bruce Hall) NASA's stringent new guidelines discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Eric Engberg) Vice President George Bush's proposed individual savings accts. (ISAs) discussed. [BUSH - discusses plan.] ISA proposal outlined on screen. [BUSH - urges flexible freeze on spending.] [Bush economy advr. Martin FELDSTEIN - comments on budget freeze.] Bush's views on flexible freeze outlined on screen. [Bush economy advisor Richard RAHN and Brookings Institution spokesperson Barry BOSWORTH - comment on Bush's plan.] Critics quoted.
(DC: Bill Whitaker) Michael Dukakis noted addressing budget deficit. [DUKAKIS -comments on national debt.] Dukakis' plan outlined on screen. [Econ. Irwin KELLNER - criticizes Dukakis' proposal.] [Dukakis advisor Chris EDLEY - says Americans are cynical with regard to promises to balance budget.] [Econ. Delos SMITH - predicts tax increase] Walter Mondale's loss in 1984 after he promised to raise taxes recalled.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan reported meeting with representatives from allied ntns. and urging them to take greater responsibility in their own military defense
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) Leftist guerrillas reported attacking army base in El Salvador on September 13; details recalled, scenes shown. [Pentagon spokesperson Dan HOWARD - says United States Army personnel fired their weapons in self-defense] [President REAGAN - defends troops'actions.] Defense Department's memo to Congress quoted on screen. United States advisor recalled killed in El Salvador last year [Representative Sam GEJDENSON - criticizes administration's lack of policy in El Salvador.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) House of Representatives reported voting to impose trade sanctions against Iraq for using chemical weapons against Iran and Kurdish minority; President Reagan's stance on issue noted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Israel's defense minister Yitzhak Rabin quoted with regard to use of live ammunition to stop Palestinian unrest in occupied territories; dead and injured numbers given. Report introduced.
(Jerusalem, Israel: Bill McLaughlin) Violence between Arabs and Jews in occupied territories reported escalating; details given, scenes shown. United Nations and doctors noted protesting Israel's use of plastic bullets. [DR. - says plastic bullets can kill as well as metal.] [RABIN - defends Israeli policy.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) flight 847 crew member Hazel Hesp reported testifying that another hijacker, not Mohammed Ali Hamadei, appeared to be in charge of operation; details given, Hess quoted with regard to murder of United States Navy diver Robert Stethem. Pilot John Testrake recalled naming Hamadei as Stethem's murderer.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Polish parliament reported electing Mieczyslaw Rakowski as new prime minister Rakowski noted long opposed to Solidarity but promised to negotiate with union next month
(Studio: Dan Rather) Vice President George Bush and Michael Dukakis reported criticizing each other with regard to Social Security views.
(Studio: Dan Rather) House of Representatives and Senator negotiators reported agreeing upon compromise plan to overhaul welfare system. Report introduced.
(DC: Phil Jones) [Senator Bob PACKWOOD - comments on bill.] Bipartisan legislature outlined on screen. [Representative Augustus HAWKINS - says workfare is ineffective.] [Representative Thomas DOWNEY and Manpower Demonstration Research spokesperson Judith GUERON - comment on situation.] Both parties noted supporting program.
(Studio: Dan Rather) National Academy of Sciences spokesperson quoted with regard to necessity of using animals for medical research; protests by animal rights activists noted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR government officials reported warning Armenian dissidents to cease ethnic unrest; region of Nagorno-Karabakh discussed. Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Barry Petersen) Scenes shown of Armenian protests. [Armenian WOMAN - (thru translator) demands annexation of region.] Use of arms between Armenians and Azerbaijanis noted increasing; scenes shown of wounded. [MAN - (thru translator) comments on situation.] Kremlin's role in unrest discussed; protesters noted challenging general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's authority.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Canadian track star Ben Johnson reported returning home without his gold medal due to his use of steroids prior to 100 meter race. Report introduced.
(Toronto, Canada: Harold Dow) Canada's reaction to Johnson scandal featured; details given, scenes shown. [Johnson's manager Larry HEIDEBRECHT - says Johnson's drink was drugged.] [Canadian reporter Matthew FISHER - says Johnson was rumored to have used drugs before Olympics.] [Canadian Prime Min. Brian MULRONEY and CHILDREN - express sadness.] [CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) sportscaster Bruce DOWBIGGIN - comments on situation.]
(Seoul, South Korea: Mark Phillips) Greg Louganis shown diving. [Olympic athlete Delisa Walton FLOYD - comments on Johnson scandal.] Doctors quoted with regard to effects of steroid use. [Athlete Stanley FLOYD - comments.] US swimmers Troy Dalbey and Doug Gjertsen recalled arrested for stealing stone lion's head from Seoul nightclub while celebrating; scenes shown. [DALBEY - apologizes for prank.] Tragedies of past Olympics recalled.