This program is 26 minutes long
(Studio: Dan Rather) United Airlines flight 811 reported making emergency landing after fuselage tore shortly after take off; details given. Reports introd.
(Honolulu, Hawaii: Jerry Bowen) No. of people killed during incident involving Boeing 747 noted; scenes shown. [Passengers Shelly PEREL, Diane GARBER - describe incident.] Pilot and crew members quoted with regard to engine failures after fuselage tore. [Passenger Martin BASTOK - describes scene.] Pilot noted landing safely in Honolulu, Hawaii.
(DC: Mark Phillips) Federal Aviation Administration and NTSB reported investigating fuselage accident. Investigators noted asserting that loose cargo door caused accident; illustration shown. [GARBER - describes scene.] [United Airlines spokesperson Lawrence NAGIN - defends plane's safety record.] [Aviation expert Paul TURK - dismisses sabotage theory.] [KOHO Radio general manager Danny OSHITA - recalls receive bomb threat last month from Japanese Red Army mbr.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(NYC: Ray Brady) Federal Reserve Bd. reported raising discount rate, while banks noted raising their prime rates. Stk. Mkt. Report [Econ. Don RATAJCZAK - urges higher discount rate.] [Econ. David JONES - comments on inflation possibilities.] Federal Reserve Bd. chairperson Alan Greenspan's economy perceptions noted different from those of President Bush. [JONES - predicts policy clash between Bush and Greenspan.] Impact of rising interest rates upon federal budget noted. [Econ. Susan LAKATOS - comments.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Embattled Defense Secretary-designate John Tower reported meeting with Vice President Dan Quayle and Senator Robert Dole with regard to his failure to obtain Senator Armed Services Committee's approval. Report introduced.
(Tokyo, Japan: Lesley Stahl) President Bush reported attending Emperor Hirohito's funeral during Committee's vote with regard to Tower. [BUSH - defends Tower.] Bush's themes of ethics and bipartisanship discussed. [BUSH - comments on Senator Sam Nunn.] [Secretary of State James BAKER - comments on situation.] Democrats reported urging Tower to withdraw his name from consideration.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Republican party officials reported disavowing any ties to former Ku Klux Klan leader and current Louisiana legislature David Duke.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Police reported firing upon crowd in Bombay, India, protesting Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses"; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Contributions of Emperor Meiji to Japan's history recalled; Emperor Akihito and President Bush mentioned. Report introduced.
(Tokyo, Japan: Susan Spencer) Emperor Akihito featured; details given, scenes shown. [Former ambassador to Japan Edwin REISCHAUER - comments on Akihito.] Akihito reported attempting to meet all world leaders who are attending Hirohito's funeral. [Pacific Basin Institution spokesperson Frank GIBNEY - praises Akihito.] [Akhito's tutor Elizabeth Gray VINING - comments on Akihito.] Akihito's selection of wife Michiko recalled; details given of their lives together.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President George Bush's arrival in China tomorrow noted. Report introduced.
(Beijing, China: Bruce Morton) Changes in China (PR) due to western influences &capitalism featured; details given, scenes shown. Farmer Huang Jendae discussed. [Wife HUANG Ferghuo - (thru translator) comment on their prosperity.] Displays of leader Mao Tse-tung noted not as prominent. [Researcher TAN Lanting's HUSBAND -(thru translator) says professionals don't make as much as taxi drivers.] China noted making no moves toward demo.; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Showa, Japan: Charles Kuralt) Japan noted becoming more urban in nature. [Flower grower Akio KONKEI - (thru translator) comments on leaving Tokyo for village of Showa, Japan.] Japanese noted calling those who return to their villages "u-turns." [Showa mayor Kogi BABA - (thru translator) wishes for more u-turns.] General Doug. MacArthur's land reform laws in Japan discussed. [BABA - (thru translator) comments on land reform.] [MAN - (thru translator) comments on owning land.] Young villagers noted leaving Showa to seek fortunes in cities. [WOMAN - (thru translator) comments on her children leaving.] [KONKEI - (thru translator) comments on youth bringing innovations to village; praises American values.]