This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Ferdinand Marcos and family reported fleeing Philippines for Guam after government's collapse under pressure from supporters of Corazon Aquino; his apparent health problems mentioned.
(Manila, Philippines: Steve Mallory) Confrontation between supporters of Marcos and Aquino described, shown. Crowds' vandalism and looting of president palace in celebration of Marcos' defeat noted. Marcos' last public appearance cited. [AQUINO - takes oath of office; praises cntry.'s means of achieving freedom.] Tasks facing running mate Salvador Laurel, rebel leaders Juan Ponce Enrile and General Fidel Ramos as well as Aquino outlined.
(Manila, Philippines: Jim Bittermann) Public's reaction to Marcos' fall featured; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - praise revolution's outcome.] Role of upper &middle class in government's collapse discussed. [Wealthy PROTESTER (named) - explains unity of country in defeating Marcos.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Marcos said welcomed in US. [Prime Min. Salvador LAUREL - cites need for incrd. United States assistance; intends to grant general amnesty to communist insurgents; describes personal reaction to events.] Evidence of Marcos' kidney problems mentioned. Upcoming item announced.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Chris Wallace) Role of United States in Ferdinand Marcos' fall and its importance examined. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - praises peaceful transition of power; notes United States recognition of President Corazon Aquino.] President Reagan's response described, shown in White House photo. [SHULTZ - explains offering Marcos asylum.] [Representative Stephen SOLARZ - wants Marcos' United States holdings attached.] Senator Paul Laxalt's apparent role in Marcos' ultimate decision considered. [MARCOS - describes telephone conversation with Marcos.] [Carnegie Endowment for International Peace spokesperson Richard KESSLER - explains difficulties facing Aquino.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Testimony from Morton Thiokol engineers to president commission investigating space shuttle Challenger's explosion summarized.
(DC: Robert Hager) Today's hearing featured. [Engineer Allan McDONALD - recalls warning about launch's dangers.] [Engineer Brian RUSSELL - notes unanimous opposition of company engineers to launch.] Criticism of recommendation for delay by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) mgrs. George Hardy and Lawrence Mulloy quoted. [Engineer Roger BOISJOLY - notes management's overriding of engineers' analysis.] Engineer Arnie Thompson mentioned. Morton Thiokol vice president Joe Kilminster recalled signing launch approval. [Chairperson William ROGERS - questions Kilminster's final decision.] [KILMINSTER , vice president Gerry MASON - rationalize their go- ahead.] [ROGERS - questions Mason regarding engineers' stance.] NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) said threatening Morton Thikol with looking for another booster manufacturer last year
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Hearings coverage tomorrow announced.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Mikhail Gorbachev's opening address to 27th communist party congress said include criticism of Leonid Brezhnev's regime.
(Moscow, USSR : Steve Hurst) Gorbachev's criticism of United States and suggested delay in next summit with Reagan examined. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) sees no reason for empty talks; dismisses seriousness of President Reagan's latest arms control proposals; attacks failures of Soviet system.] Length of his speech noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Crash of United States cruise missile test over Canada reported; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Strike by some South African gold miners protesting recent murders of their supvrs. and arrests of other miners reported
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced
(Studio: John Chancellor) Commentary concerns implications for United States of Ferdinand Marcos' defeat by Corazon Aquino; burdens facing Aquino cited. Journalist Stanley Karnow's analysis of Aquino quoted. Parallels with Vietnam considered.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: John Hart) Corazon Aquino's growth as political and events leading to her successful overthrow of Ferdinand Marcos reviewed; scenes shown. [AQUINO - notes her lack of experience in political corruption or assassinations.] Her initial reaction to husband's murder recalled. [May 1983, AQUINO - notes agreement with husband that she would remain in background.] Aquino's background reviewed. [Supporter Steve PSINAKIS - considers Aquino brilliant.] [AQUINO - proposes to dismantle Marcos' dictatorial edifice.] [Former provincial governor Juan FIVALDI - thinks national psyche is ready for Aquino.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Importance of Aquino's campaign considered. Media's role in Marcos' defeat cited.