This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: John Dancy) Incr. opposition to President Reagan's nomination of Robert Bork to Supreme Court examined; details given, scenes shown. Bork's personal lobbying of undecided Senators mentioned, shown. [Senator Lloyd BENTSEN - announces opposition to Bork.] [REAGAN - attacks Bork's critics; will continue his personal efforts.] Other Senators announcing opposition against Bork listed on screen as well as those announcing for him. Senators Dennis DeConcini and James Exon noted meeting with President today due to their undecided status. [DeCONCINI - describes meeting] White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Judge reported accepting part of Michael Deaver's defense argument in his perjury trial; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Reagan reported threatening to veto defense budget approved by Senator due to its limits on SDI/Star Wars program and on his defense policies; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) USSR reported allegedly using laser beam to interfere with United States Air Force plane's monitoring of Soviet missile tests in Pacific; details given. Senator Jesse Helms quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Whittier, California: Don Oliver) South California's effort to recover from yesterday's maj. earthquake featured; details given, scenes shown. [INSPECTOR - explains problems with Stacey Cameron's Home.] [CAMERON - describes children's contd. traumatization.] [STUDENT - notes their preparedness for quake due to teacher.] [SURVIVOR - comments.] [Melody HARRIS - questions family's future due to lack of home now.] Governor George Deukmejian reported declaring Whittier and nearby town a disaster area.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Contd. halt to negotiations in NFL (National Football League) players' strike reported; players' representative Gene Upshaw's criticism of owners' negotiator and latter's response described.
(NYC: Robert Lipsyte) Contd. defections from strike as teams prepare for replacement games this weekend examined; details given, scenes shown. Ed "Too Tall" Jones cited as example [UPSHAW - defs. strike's alleged strength.] Teamsters and AFL-CIO members said expected to demonstrate at stadium Sunday [Labor analyst A.H. RASKIN - thinks unions will lose if strike is pushed to ultimatum.] Econs. involved for players and owners outlined on screen. No. tickets refunded so far mentioned. [FAN - comments.] [Coach Jerry GLANVILLE - describes replacement players.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) September unemployment reported
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) president Owen Bieber reaction to Vice President George Bush's praise of Soviet tank mechanics during his continued European trip and invitation to them to help out Detroit auto industry reported; scenes shown. [BUSH - describes proficiency of Soviet mechanics.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reports of violence between Chinese authorities and Buddhist monks demonstrating over issue of Tibetan independence detailed. Dalai Lama's recent United States visit mentioned. China's effort to deal with contd. Tibetan opposition to their rule examined; conflict's history reviewed. Scenes shown. Tibet's economy &strategic importance to China considered. Du Baolin and wife Su Nihua cited as exs. of Chinese immigrants. [SU Ni Wha - (thru translator) explains their role in Tibet.] Buddhism's importance to Tibet explained; Red Guards' effort to eradicate Buddhism in 1960's described. Govt.'s effort to control Buddhism outlined. [PONCHIN Lama - discusses his differences with Dalai Lama.] Ponchin Lama's role in Buddhism described. Dalai Lama's continued importance in Tibet reviewed. [DALAI Lama - dismisses China's attempt to pacify his followers.] Suanan Nobu cited as example of China's economy reforms in Tibet; details given. [SUAN -sees no conflict in being both Buddhist and member of communist party] Peasant's (named) opposite situation described. [PEASANT - (thru translator) cites his inability to speak freely.] United States recognition of China's claim to Tibet mentioned; government said threatening to halt bdcsts. from here this week if preceding interview with Dalai Lama was include in tonight's report Upcoming item announced.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Film montage of Chinese children shown.