This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Johnson and Johnson, following 2nd round of cyanide contamination of its Tylenol capsules, reported halting production of all over-the-counter capsule prods.
(NYC: Steve Delaney) Company's decision examined. [Chairperson James BURKE - announces halt to all capsule production.] [Westchester Cnty. executive Andrew O'ROURKE - is pleased; would like industry to follow as a whole.] [Ind. spokesperson Jack WALDEN - disagrees.] [Deputy FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner John NORRIS - cites need not to allow terrorists to control cntry.'s freedom of choice.] [McNeil Prods. spokesperson Joseph CHIESA - explains new caplet form of Tylenol.] Popularity of all capsule form medications said declining since 1982 Tylenol poisonings.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Dan Molina) Contd. recovery of Challenger debris as investigation into its explosion conts. to focus on 1 solid rocket booster; factors lending credence to booster theory explained, discussed. [Former NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) engineer Sam BEDDINGFIELD - notes implications of design changes for booster's reliability.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Manila, Philippines: Keith Miller) United States envoy Philip Habib's arrival here for mtgs. with Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino and Cardinal Jaime Sin in effort to ease post-elec. tensions examined; scenes shown. [Aquino SPOKESPERSON - notes Habib came to listen.] [HABIB - declines comment.] Catholic church noted backing Aquino's call for peaceful protests to force Marcos' ouster mentioned. Indications of government's concern described. [Bus. Intls. spokesperson George BAEDER - explains advising clients to stay away from Philippines for a while.] Resignation of chief of staff General Fabian Ver mentioned.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) France reported asking deposed Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier to enter exile in US; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Major racial violence in Alexandra Twp., South Africa, detailed; scenes shown.
(Krugersdorp, South Africa: John Cochran) Call by whites in Krugersdorp Twp. for removal of all blacks after recent race riot examined; scenes shown. Local white resentment of reception given Bishop Desmond Tutu during recent US tour and of government's call for reforms discussed and support of police measures discussed.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Israeli offensive into south Lebanon detailed; scenes shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Yelena Bonner, wife of USSR dissident Andrei Sakharov, reported granted extension of visa for medical treatment in US; details given. His description of Soviet officials' force-feeding of him during hunger strike outlined.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) [USSR dissident Anatoly SHCHARANSKY - describes his torture, force-feeding.] [Avital SHCHARANSKY - comments on husband's ordeal, condition.] Shcharansky recalled released by USSR recently.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Captain of USSR ship which sank off New Zealand yesterday said refusing offers of help; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Death toll from anti-guerrilla attack on vols. in Nicaragua reported; details given. Reagan administration noted asking Congress for incrd. aid to anti-government forces there.
(Managua, Nicaragua: Jamie Gangel) Nicaragua's improved defense system examined; scenes shown. [Vice President Sergio RAMIREZ - is confident government will win war.] Cntry.'s improved economy and implications for guerrillas considered. [Rebel leader Alfonso ROBELO - claims full United States aid would make the difference.] Guerrillas' disorganization described.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Salvadoran guerrillas reported taking credit for weekend murder of American Peter Hascall in San Salvador; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Major flooding in Florida and Utah and snowstorm in Colorado detailed; scenes shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Last year's incident involving China Air Lines (CAL) passenger plane off coast of San Francisco recalled.
(DC: Robert Hager) Computer photos of incident, generated by National Trans. Safety Bd., featured. [Voice of PILOT - describes emergency.]