This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Both Ferdinand Marcos and Corazon Aquino reported claiming victory in president elecs. here; government and independent tallies said reflecting same disparity. Slowdown in government vote tallying, thought delayed by Marcos to determine number votes he needs to officially win, described. [Senator Richard LUGAR - believes government is trying to manipulate votes; explains; cites possible effect of vote fraud on US-Marcos rel., dilemma for US.] Fraud and violence during voting discussed; exs. shown. [Australian reporter Paul LYNEHAM - describes shooting attack on polling place.] [Elec. OFFICIAL - notes efforts of some to remove ballot boxes.] [MARCOS - claims he's instructed followers to restrain themselves.] [MAN - cites missing names of registered voters.] Discovery of ballots for Aquino in ditch mentioned, shown. [AQUINO - is confident of victory.] Govt. television network's method of elec. coverage described. [NAMFREL director Jose CONCEPCION - explains consequences for Marcos of election fraud.] No. killed in election violence today reported; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Collapse of Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier's Haitian regime and his flight to exile in France, aboard United States Air Force plane, reported; details given, scenes shown.
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Dennis Murphy) Celebration here over Duvalier's fall examined; scenes shown. His videotaped message translated. Junta leader General Henri Namphy quoted. Duvalier family's reign, beginning with Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, and factors underlying its collapse considered.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) State Department's praise of Duvalier's fall noted.
(DC: Anne Garrels) Role of United States in Duvalier's fall and exile discussed. [State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB - believes Duvalier's decision was correct; explains basis of United States aid to his exile in France.] Scenes shown. [President REAGAN - will help new government in any way possible.] [KALB - cites need for junta to clarify its position on human rights.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reactions of Haitian communities in Miami and Boston to Duvalier's collapse examined; scenes shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi reported ordering air force to intercept and force down all Israeli planes; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Conviction of former CIA agent Larry Wu-Tai Chin of spying for China (PR) reported; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Carl Stern) Court ruling that portion of Gramm-Rudman budget bill is unconstitutional discussed; focus of case brought by Representative Michael Synar and others explained. [SYNAR - is pleased with decision, explains.] [Representative Claude PEPPER - agrees.] Court's decision, focusing on Comptroller General's role under Gramm-Rudman, outlined on screen.] [Senator Phil GRAMM - hopes Supreme Court overturns decision.] [Senator Robert DOLE - comments.] Budget cuts scheduled for this summer said remaining intact.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Pentagon reported lifting suspension of defense contracts for General Dynamics; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) January unemployment reported
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Econ. and political problems facing winner of Philippines pres. election noted.
(Negros Island, Philippines: Keith Miller) Impact of cmsnt. insurgency on Negros Island, enhanced by declining sugar economy, and implications for Manila government discussed; scenes shown. [Former mill manager Aguedo GONZAGA - blames government corruption for situation.] Extent of hunger among island's children described; guerrillas' success in exploiting islanders' desire for soc. justice considered.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Leftist goals for election outlined, discussed.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Extent of Ferdinand Marcos' control of Philippines illustrated. [Marcos warlord Ramon Durano - defs. buying votes, intimidating voters; predicts landslide for Marcos.] [Representative Jerry LEWIS - asks Durano to allow United States observation team to monitor local voting.] Durano mentioned refusing team access to polling places. [DURANO - explains replica of Statue of Liberty in his back yard.]