This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Reagan's continued rhetoric against Nicaraguan government quoted.
(DC: Chris Wallace) President's speech last night and his continued effort to pressure Congress into approving incrd. military aid to Nicaraguan guerrillas examined; both sides noted predicting victory in Thursday's House vote. [Vice President George BUSH, Representative Thomas FOLEY - expect to win.] [REAGAN - comments on President Dan. Ortega.] [Envoy Philip HABIB - tries to explain lack of support for Reagan's policy among Central American leaders] Habib said claiming US-sponsored poll of region indicates public support for backing guerrillas. Stmt. by leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica quoted on screen. [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - fears United States military involvement.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Beloit, WI: Ann Rubenstein) Attitude of middle America toward providing Nicaraguan rebels with military aid examined. [PEOPLE - debate issue.] [Reverend Gerald KRAUSE - thinks poverty is area's major problem.] [STUDENT - fears the draft.] ["Beloit Daily News" publisher William BAILING - supports Reagan.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) House and Senate vote schedules announced.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Status of Ferdinand Marcos' legal battle to prevent US government from handing over documents he brought with him to new Philippines government reported
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Manila, Philippines: Jim Bittermann) Efforts of nuns under leadership of Mother Gemma Silverio to secure grass-roots peace with New Peoples Army (NPA) insurgents examined; scenes shown. Rebels' criticism of Philippine army's corruption in region noted. [SILVERIO - explains guerrillas' demands for cease-fire.] President Corazon Aquino mentioned.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Francois Mitterrand said conceding defeat in yesterday's parliamentary elecs.; both socialists and conservatives said concerned over showing of ultraright-wing party
(Paris, France: Paul Miller) Controversy over National Front party leader Jean-Marie Le Pen due to his racist and anti-semitic positions examined; scenes shown. Le Pen's campaign tactics described. [Le PEN - (thru translator) calls for deporting foreign workers.] [Pol. analyst Paul AMAR - notes public's perception of relationship between large number Moslem workers in France and Mideast terrorism.] [Le PEN -hopes for greater election gains in the future.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Bomb explosion on French train detailed; scenes shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Suspect reported chgd. in assassination of Sweden's Prime Min. Olof Palme; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Apparent progress at OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) conference in Geneva in arriving at plan to halt falling oil prices discussed; scenes shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced
(Midland, Texas: Garrick Utley) Impact of international oil glut and consequent falling prices on Texas oil industry and related econs. examined in detail; scenes shown. Federal Deposit Ins. Corp.'s (FDIC) role in trying to recoup lost oil money explained. Oilman Joe Henderson's experience cited as example [Banker Tom WAGEMAN - describes current situation.] [Oil worker Allen ARNETT - cites inability for many to continue]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Disc jockey Don Cox, featured recently in story on link between organized crime and payola in record industry, said allegedly beaten after giving interview to NBC on drugs and payola; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Pope John Paul II reported scheduled to visit historic Rome synagogue; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Saint Patrick's Day parade in Dublin, Ireland, and NYC reported, shown. White House staff's Saint Patrick's Day surprise for President Reagan during meeting with Ireland's Prime Min. Garret FitzGerald described, shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) No. high risk items on space shuttle which do not have back-up systems said known to NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) prior to Challenger disaster; status of continued search and recovery of Challenger debris and astronaut remains noted. Scenes shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Indications of incrd. public interest in space program after Challenger disaster outlined. Revell toy company, mentioned resuming production of shuttle model.
(Huntsville, Alabama: Kenley Jones) Popularity of space camp here since disaster examined; scenes shown. [Instructor Jeff EHMEN - discusses risks involved in space flight as evidenced by Challenger.] [Camp director Edward BUCKBEE - believes children have handled Challenger disaster better than adults.] [CAMPERS - accept risk factor; discuss factors underlying Challenger explosion.] [BUCKBEE - feels dream is still alive here.]