This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reagan administration response to World Court ruling in Nicaraguan suit against United States quoted; details given.
(The Hague, The Netherlands: Stephen Frazier) Court's verdict and reaction in Nicaragua examined; details given, scenes shown. United States boycott of these proceedings despite having filed several suits against other cntrys. itself, incl. Iran, noted. Judge Stephen Schwebel's analysis of case outlined. [Prof. Richard GARDNER - accuses Reagan administration of mishandling case, giving USSR propaganda victory as result.] [Nicaraguan foreign minister Miguel D'ESCOTO - comments on United States decision to ignore verdict.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced
(Managua, Nicaragua: David Hazinski) Sandinista government reported closing opposition newspaper "La Prensa"; paper's role in helping Sandinistas overthrow dictator Anastasio Somoza and murder of its then-publisher Pedro Joaquin Chamorro reviewed. Govt. mentioned accusing newspaper of being US mouthpiece. [Owner Violeta CHAMORRO - (thru translator) denies allegations.] Extent of government censorship of opposition described. [Conservative party spokesperson Mario RAPPACCIOLI - thinks President Reagan's assessment of government as totalitarian is correct.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Miami, Florida: Jim Kaiserski) Impact of college basketball star Len Bias' death from cocaine on scrutiny into college athletes' drug abuse examined; scenes shown. [Dr. Ronald WRIGHT - regrets such deaths seem necessary to make public aware of risks.] [National Insts. for Drug Abuse spokesperson Edgar ADAMS - describes cocaine's effect on humans.] Related statistics outlined on screen. ["LORI" - recalls her experience with drug.] [Dr. Irl EXTEIN - equates drug with Russian roulette.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Verdict in attorney Stephen Bingham's trial stemming from 1970s prison escape attempt by client George Jackson reported; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) May farm deficit reported; details given.
(Jackson Cnty., Minnesota: Jim Cummins) Questions about credibility of government farm subsidy program examined; farmer Darwin Soleta cited as example Details given, scenes shown. [Feb. 1985, OMB director David STOCKMAN - opposes subsidies.] Positions of former Agriculture Secys. John Block and Robert Bergland reviewed. [BLOCK, BERGLAND - debate issue.] [Agriculture economy Neal HARL - opposes total phase-out of subsidies at this time; elaborates.] [Jody and Darwin SOLETA - comment.] [Fred SOLETA - misses his lost farm.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Current death toll in South Africa's racial violence reported; failure of European Econ. Community to agree on sanctions against South Africa noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Secretary of State George Shultz, following Manila, Philippines, mtg. with New Zealand Prime Min. David Lange, reported announcing end to military alliance between the 2 cntrys. due to continued disagreement on nuclear powered ships; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) NASA's successful test of new space shuttle engine reported; Challenger disaster recalled. Details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Robert Bazell) Successful space station mission of cosmonauts Rilad Kazine and Vladimir Zaliyev noted; details given, scenes shown. Status of US competition with USSR in space examined. ["Red Star in Space" author James OBERG - notes Soviet advantage.] [Federal of American Scientists spokesperson Dr. John PIKE - disagrees.] [Teledyne-Brown Engineering spokesperson Nicholas JOHNSON - cites USSR gains in unmanned rocket launches.] Possible impact of President Reagan's Star Wars program on United States space exploration considered.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Arrest of Palestinian member of Abu Musa's terrorist organization for yesterday's bombing of El Al counter at Madrid, Spain, airport reported
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Outcome of Ireland's vote on legalization of divorce, supported by Prime Min. Garret FitzGerald, reported; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Popularity of Garrison Keillor's radio show "A Prairie Home Companion "noted; scenes shown. [KEILLOR - discusses show, fictional Lake Wobegon.] His recent marriage mentioned.