This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Chris Wallace) Report introduced.
(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Robert Bazell) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) investigation of space shuttle Challenger's destruction said focusing on one solid rocket booster; details given, scenes shown. [Courtesy "Meet the Press", acting NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) administration William GRAHAM - explains unanswered question about booster.] [Former shuttle dir. Sam BEDDINGFIELD - cites possibility explosion was result of series of mistakes.] Contd. search for debris noted.
(Studio: Chris Wallace, Robert Bazell) Possible cause of leak in solid rocket booster considered; issue of June shuttle flight discussed.
(Huntsville, Alabama: David Hazinski) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) investigation at Marshall Space Flight Center here, as well as memorial service for Challenger crew examined; scenes shown. Astronauts Mark Brown and Dave Leestma mentioned attending; Litsma said scheduled for next shuttle flight. [Center director William LUCAS, LEESTMA, Governor George WALLACE - cite nation's support of space community, need to continue program.]
(Studio: Chris Wallace) Corazon Aquino's continued campaign against Ferdinand Marcos in anticipation of Philippines election described; demonstration against Marcos and President Reagan in Manila mentioned, shown.
(Manila, Philippines: Steve Mallory) Pastoral ltr. read in Catholic churches today warning against bribes and cheating in election campaigns. examined. [Father John LAYDON - hopes congregation will resist bribes.] Aquino and Imelda Marcos noted both attending services. Cardinal Jaime Sin quoted. [Ferdinand MARCOS - will wipe out all communists] Marcos said referring to priests who aid communist guerrillas.
(Studio: Chris Wallace) Report introduced.
(Danao, Philippines: Keith Miller) Role of Ramon Durano, dubbed The Godfather here, in assuring Marcos' reelec. in his province examined; scenes shown. His virtual ownership of town detailed. [Attorney Vene MADARANG - describes Durano's method of controlling residents.] [DURANO - thinks Philippines pols. is war; won't swallow United States democracy hook, line and sinker.] Danao's population and number voting in last election mentioned. [DURANO - outlines warning to election observers.]
(Studio: Chris Wallace) South African President P.W. Botha, after poor reaction to recent speech calling for reforms in apartheid, said running newspaper ad explaining his position on power sharing. No. killed in racial violence since Friday mentioned.
(Studio: Chris Wallace) Incident at rally during Pope John Paul II's tour of India described.
(New Delhi, India: Stan Bernard) Pontiff's New Delhi Mass featured; scenes shown. [POPE - calls for rejection of all discrimination.] Hindu concern over Catholic Church's inroads and Pontiff's concern over India's caste system discussed. His meeting today with Dalai Lama mentioned.
(Studio: Chris Wallace) No. killed by government troops in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as civil unrest grows reported
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Dennis Murphy) Govt.'s effort to blame Catholic church &Protestant missionary groups for growth of anti-government sentiment examined; scenes shown. Expulsion of Belgium priests for criticizing dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier mentioned; his closing of radio stations operated by religious groups noted. [Pastor Lorna Lee CURTIS - cites Haitians' right to decent life, freedom of speech.] Econ. factors underlying unrest discussed.
(Studio: Chris Wallace) NBC producer Nicole Shultz and crew members Mark Stoddard and Louis Malina reported temporarily detained by Tontons Macoute; US amb. to Haiti said filing protest.
(Studio: Chris Wallace) Number of farmers headed for bankruptcy according to General Accounting Office study reported; details given.
(Studio: Chris Wallace) President Reagan noted scheduled to deliver State of the Union address Tuesday; speech recalled delayed in honor of Challenger astronauts.
(DC: Robin Lloyd) Focus of President's attention said still on Challenger explosion, include developing plans for independent commission to investigate tragedy; incident said necessitating rewriting State of the Union address. His expected remarks outlined on screen, discussed. Senator Pete Domenici said among those feeling tax increase is inevitable to counter budget deficit. [Pol. strategist Ed ROLLINS - foresees President facing united Congress on tax and budget cut issues.] Shuttle commission thought announced prior to Tuesday speech.
(Studio: Chris Wallace) West German newspaper "Bild" said claiming major E.-W. spy swap, include release of USSR dissident Anatoly Shcharansky, is imminent; details given.
(Studio: Chris Wallace) "International Tech Trend" newsletter said claiming US intelligence satellites have detected Stealth prototype in USSR ; details given.
(Studio: Chris Wallace) Outcome of Punxutawney Phil's, annual groundhog behavior reported National Weather Service's forecast said opposite that of Phil.
(Studio: Chris Wallace) Concern over impact of Challenger tragedy on children due to teacher-astronaut Christa McAuliffe's death noted.
(Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Steve Delaney) Children's unusual interest in Challenger due to McAuliffe's role noted; scenes shown. Resiliency of children cited. [CHILDREN - discuss tragedy, space exploration.] [PARENT - sees need to keep dreams alive.]