This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) State Department reported urging allies to stop assistance to Muammar el-Kadhafi's regime due to Libya's nearly completed chemical weapons plant. Reports introd.
(DC: Wyatt Andrews) Kadhafi noted claiming that plant will manufacturer pharmaceutical prods. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - says plant will manufacturer chemical weapons.] Intelligence sources noted claiming that Kadhafi's plant can already product mustard and other forms of nerve gas. Sources quoted with regard to plant located in Rabtah, Libya. [Brookings Institution spokesperson Elisa HARRIS, REDMAN - comment on chemical weapons plant.] [Senator William COHEN - expresses concern with regard to Kadhafi's possession of chemical capabilities.] United States noted planning to use diplomacy pressure against Libya.
(London, England: Bill McLaughlin) De Dietrich, chemical equipment factory in Strasbourg, France, reported suspected of knowingly supplying Kadhafi with necessary supplies to build his chemical weapons plant. [De Dietrich spokesperson Jean WEISSENBACH - denies accusation.] Kadhafi's bombing of W. Berlin nightclub and United States bombing of Tripoli, Libya, recalled. Italian foreign min. Giulio Andreotti noted claiming that United States changed its story re: nightclub bombing; possible Syrian responsibility for attack mentioned. [Pol. analyst Fred HALLIDAY - says now, allies don't believe Americans re: Kadhafi's weapons plant.] [Ex-CIA director Stansfield TURNER - says President Reagan may be exaggerating situation.] Allies noted asserting that US needs more proof before attacking Libya.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) President Reagan reported having corrective surgery on his left hand this week; details given. Report introduced.
(Palm Springs, California: Bill Plante) Reagan's ailment, Dupuytren's contracture, illustration and discussed. [Columbia Presbyterian Med. Center Dr. Melvin ROSENWASSER - describes disease.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) 101st Congress reported convening. Report introduced.
(DC: Phil Jones) Opening ceremonies shown from House TV; number of new members given. [Voice of President REAGAN - bids farewell to Senators and Representatives] [Senator George MITCHELL - says he'll cooperate with President-elect George Bush.] [Vice President-elect Dan QUAYLE, Senator Robert BYRD - joke with one another with regard to Fiesta Bowl game between Notre Dame and West Virginia Mountaineers.] Democrats reported primarily concerned with budget deficit reduction. [Representative Jim WRIGHT - comments on Bush and deficit.] [BUSH - says he won't raise taxes.] Congress noted deciding whether or not to raise their salaries; details given.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Attys. for Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North reported subpoenaing Secretary of State George Shultz, ex-Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and unspecified CIA mbrs.; subpoenas of President Reagan and President-elect George Bush recalled.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Michael Dukakis reported announcing that he will not seek reelec. for governor of Massachusetts. [DUKAKIS - comments.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) research plane reported heading for Arctic to examine ozone layer depletion. Reports introd.
(NYC: Richard Schlesinger) Last summer's heat and drought recalled linked to ozone depletion and "greenhse. effect" theory; details given. [Meteorologist Kevin TRENBERTH - says cause of drought was actually abnormal water temps. in Pacific Ocean.] Water temperature theory illustration; Canada's rainfall and floods in Bangladesh mentioned. [Columbia Univ. spokesperson Mark CANE - comments.] [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spokesperson James HANSEN - comments on "greenhse. effect."]
(Hondo, Texas: James Hattori) Repercussions of 1988 drought featured. [Medina Cnty. extension agent Wayne SCHOLTZ - fears for next year's crop.] Amt. of rainfall here given. [Farmer Ralph GRAFF, SCHOLTZ - comment on dryness of fields.] Fin. aid to farmers discussed. [Texas agriculture department spokesperson Mike MOELLER - comments on situation.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Man reported hijacking bus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and leading police on high-speed chase; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Recent trade battles between United States and European Econ. Community recalled. Dispute noted starting when Europe banned United States meat treated with growth hormones. Report introduced.
(Ellsworth, Iowa: Frank Currier) Impact of European meat ban upon American ranchers examined. [Rancher Jim HALE - comments on ban and growth hormones.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) quoted with regard to safety of growth hormones in meat. [Animal scientist Allen TRENKLE - comments.] [Farm economy Neil HARL - says Europe is actually protecting its own beef industry] US' response to European meat ban noted.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(DC: Susan Spencer) Escalation of domestic violence in United States discussed; case involving Hedda Nussbaum, Joel Steinberg noted. [December 5, 1988, NUSSBAUM - describes beatings.] [Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett KOOP - urges doctors to help battered women.] [On "48 Hrs.", WOMAN - describes beating.] Koop reported sending guideline entitled "The Battered Woman" to thousands of gynecologists and obstetricians; excerpts quoted on screen. [American College of Obstetrics Dr. Luella KLEIN - comments on abusive spouses' intimidation practices.] [Coalition Against Domestic Violence spokesperson Deborah WHITE - comments.] Koop quoted with regard to doctors' responsibility in fighting domestic violence.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(NYC: Richard Roth) Evolution of robotics featured; scenes shown from "Forbidden Planet", "Star Wars". Mechanical arm to help handicapped discussed; scenes shown. [Vol. Mary Beth DYKE - comments on robotics.] [Author Isaac ASIMOV - compares fiction's treatment of robots to reality.] Scenes shown from "Short Circuit 2". [National Service Robot Association spokesperson Doug. BONHAM - compares human brain's capability to that of robot's program.] Planned uses for robots listed. [TRC spokesperson Joseph ENGELBERGER - says robots are really slaves.]