This program is 28 minutes long
(Moscow: Dan Rather) USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev reported proposing end of Communist party's monopoly; details given of Central Committee meeting in Moscow; scenes shown. [Central Committee DELEGATES - (thru translator) comment on Gorbachev's reform proposals.] [Central Committee observer Oleg NEFYODOV, Central Committee delegate Alexander LEBEDEV - comment on future of Communist party.] Central Committee's agenda outlined. [Soviet analyst Sergei PLEKHANOV - says Committee is gradually accepting Gorbachev's economic policies.] Unrest in Azerbaijan updated; scenes shown. [Magazine editor Vitaly KOROTICH - comments on inevitable changes in USSR .]
(New York: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Washington: Rita Braver) Ronald Reagan's attorneys reported claiming executive privilege in their refusal to submit former president's diaries to John Poindexter's attorneys; Judge Harold Greene quoted on screen regarding Reagan's Iran/Contra testimony. [Representative Lee HAMILTON - comments.] Reagan's attorneys noted planning to prevent testimony on grounds of executive privilege. Case reported destined for Supreme Court.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Iran/Contra independent counsel reported asking judge not to dismiss charges against Richard Secord; details given.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Former Reagan administration US Housing and Urban Development official James Hamernick reported invoking 5th Amendment during Congressional testimony; details given.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) RCA reported ordered to pay fine for receiving secret Pentagon documents; details given of continuing defense contractor scandal.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Notre Dame football team reported selling rights to broadcast games to NBC; details given.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) President Bush's stance on environment examined. [BUSH - outlines United States environmental policy.] [Australian Conservation Foundation William HARE - says Bush has not done enough to improve environment.] Bush's promise to research global warming problem noted. [August 1988, BUSH - promises to address "greenhouse effect" issue.] [Senator Timothy WIRTH - criticizes Bush.] White House Chief of Staff John Sununu reported convincing Bush to take less action regarding environmental problems.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Egyptian police reported arresting Palestinian who is suspect in attack upon bus loaded with Israeli tourists; details given; scenes shown. Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir quoted regarding attack.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Apartheid supporters reported protesting President F.W. de Klerk's reform proposals in Johannesburg, South Africa; details given; scenes shown.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Soviet cosmonauts shown on USSR 's "space motorcycle;" details given.
(Moscow: Dan Rather, Tom Fenton, Barry Petersen) Problems within USSR discussed; President Mikhail Gorbachev's handling of unrest in Baku, Azerbaijan, USSR , discussed; Central Committee meeting mentioned. Independence movement in Lithuania discussed. [LITHUANIANS, independence leader Algimantas CEKUOLIS - (thru translator) say republic will achieve independence.] Growing Catholic Church in Lithuania mentioned.
(Moscow: Dan Rather Tom Fenton, Barry Petersen) Status of communism in Georgia, USSR , examined; details given; scenes shown. [Nationalist leader Zviad GAMSAKHURDIA - comments on independence movement.] [MAN - comments on arms collected by nationalists.] [Dr. Tiona BOGATURIA - (thru translator) describes how her mother was killed by Soviet troops last April.] [Georgian nationalist Basa POZCHISCHWILI - explains goals of movement.] Impact of Lithuanian and Georgian secession upon President Mikhail Gorbachev predicted.