This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Voter turnout yesterday described; Democrat gains outlined on screen. Following races reported: Alabama's Richard Shelby -Jeremiah Denton, Georgia's Wyche Fowler -Mack Mattingly, Florida's Robert Graham -Paula Hawkins, LA's John Breaux's quest for Russell Long's Senate seat, SD's Tom Daschle -James Abdnor, North Dakota's Kent Conrad -Mark Andrews, Colorado's Tim Wirth's race for Gary Hart's seat, NV's Harry Reid's win of Paul Laxalt's seat, WA's Brock Adams-Slade Gorton and MD's Barbara Mikulski's win of Charles Mathias' seat. [SHELBY - comments.]
(DC: John Dancy) Expected profiled of Democrat-controlled Senator anticipated. [Senator Robert BYRD - praises outcome.] New committee chairperson discussed: Edward Kennedy of Judiciary, Claiborne Pell of For. Relations, Sam Nunn of Armed Services, Lloyd Bentsen of Fin. [NUNN, BENTSEN - comment on SDI/Star Wars, need for trade bill.] William Rehnquist, Contras mentioned. [BYRD - expects to present Reagan with trade bill.] [Chief of staff Don. REGAN - expects President veto of trade legislature]
(DC: Chris Wallace) [REAGAN - warns Washington, DC of his continued commitment.] [During campaign, REAGAN - criticizes prospects of Democratic Senator] [Today, REAGAN - wants to complete his revolution.] [Don. REGAN - encourages staff.] [Pol. scientist Norman ORNSTEIN - predicts major power struggle between President and Senator now.] No. cands. for which Reagan campaignd. who lost yesterday noted. [Republican national chairperson Frank FAHRENKOPF - denies election made statement about President's policies.] [Democratic national chairperson Paul KIRK - disagrees.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Result of House and gubernatorial races outlined on screen, discussed. Vermont legislature thought reelecting Governor Madeleine Kunin despite her lack of clear majority votes.
(DC: Ken Bode) Implications of yesterday's election for potential 1988 presidential cands. George Bush, Paul Laxalt, Robert Dole, Gary Hart, Joseph Biden, Mario Cuomo, James Thompson, Michael Dukakis discussed; scenes shown. [THOMPSON - thanks supporters.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Outcome of proposals in California (English language as state language, AIDS victim discrimination proposal of Lyndon LaRouche and toxic dumping), Vermont (equal rights amendment), Massachusetts (mandatory seat belt law) and OR (legalizing marijuana growing) reported
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Vienna, Austria: Anne Garrels) Secretary of State George Shultz's meeting here with USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze to continue arms control dialogue begun at Iceland summit featured; details given, scenes shown. Their earlier criticisms of each other's country described. [SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) claims SDI/Star Wars is only remaining obstacle to agreement.] [SHULTZ - attacks USSR 's violation of Helsinki agreements.] Anti-Soviet demonstrations described, shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Convicted Soviet spy John Walker reported scheduled for sentencing tomorrow; importance of his operation to KGB described.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Robert Hager) Environmental Protection Agency draft report said warning of major increase in skin cancer and related deaths due to depletion of earth's ozone layer and consequent effects of exposure to sun; details given, scenes shown. Ozone's layer's role illustrated; apparent destruction of it by chlorofluorocarbons explained. [EPA administration Lee THOMAS - cites importance of action.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) California prison escape involving hijacked helicopter reported
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) USSR commentator's analysis of yesterday's election quoted.
(Studio: John Chancellor) Commentary concerns reality of "Reagan revolution" as illustrated by election results.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Pope John Paul II's 1987 United States visit announced; cities scheduled listed.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Iran reported rejecting any deals with United States over Lebanon hostages; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Church of England envoy Terry Waite reported returning to London rather than Beirut due to media attention's impact on his efforts to negotiate release of United States hostages.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Former Lebanon hostage David Jacobsen's physical condition after exam. at Wiesbaden, West Germany, United States military hospital reported
(Wiesbaden, West Germany: Brian Stewart) Symbolic role of United States medical center here in hostage crises examined; details given, scenes shown. [Captain Janet ZAYAS - notes staff's protectiveness of freed hostages.] [Nurse Elaine HORISCO - recalls Father Lawrence Jenco's comment upon arrival.] [JENCO - describes his experience at hospital.] [ZAYAS - cites need to shelter freed hostages; recalls Pan Am hostages as example] [Captain Sandra MURRAY - describes ex-hostages' culinery desires.] [Former hostage Moorhead KENNEDY - recalls his experience at facility.] [Major Rebecca GOODWIN - notes significance of hostage experiences for everyone.]