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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Reagan reported defending United States economy Report introduced.
(DC: Chris Wallace) Reagan shown addressing civic group in Cleveland, Ohio. [REAGAN - condemns pessimism.] Reagan quoted. President economy task force's findings on stock market discussed. [REAGAN - says market crash resulted from market itself, not economy] Mkt. report quoted on screen. [REAGAN - praises trade deficit.] [Senator William PROXMIRE - disagrees with Reagan.] [Econ. Michael EVANS - says report unrealistic.] White House officials quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United States trade deficit reported good for Japanese economy Prime Min. Noboru Takeshita mentioned coming to Washington, DC to invite United States business to Japanese market Report introduced.
(Tokyo, Japan: Steve Mallory) Japanese retail sales reported rising. Auto and housing sales noted also increase Furniture and appliances mentioned selling well. Takeshita's policy outlined. Trade statistics discussed. United States goods noted popular with Japanese even though American business not benefitting from trade. US critics quoted. [Bank of Tokyo economy Keikichi HONDA - says United States business too relaxed in Japan.] Japanese companies in United States noted increase
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Anne Garrels) 1986 La Belle disco bombing reviewed. President Reagan recalled blaming Libya and bombing Tripoli in retaliation. [REAGAN - says evidence irrefutable.] Message interception discussed. West German Christine Endrigkeit reported arrested in connection with bombing. Endrigkeit noted claiming to work for Palestinian terrorists Ahmed Hazi and Nezar Hindawi. [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - comments on situation.] State Department officials quoted regarding Syrian involvement. Hazi reported convicted of Syrian-supported bombing of Arab club weeks prior to La Belle bombing. Hindawi mentioned working for Syrian intelligence and trying to blow up Israeli jet in London, England. United States officials quoted regarding separate standards for Syria and Libya. State Department officials' refusal to comment on Syrian involvement in bombing noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) State Department reported announcing extension of trade embargo against Libya. State Department spokesperson quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) More Palestinians reported killed by Israelis in West Bank, Israel, protests. Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv, Israel: Martin Fletcher) Gaza, Israel, compared to Beirut, Lebanon, during civil war; details given, scenes shown. Israeli troop count in occupied territories given. Lebanese radio address quoted on screen. Pamphlet shown urging civil disobedience. [Palestinian student Samir RANTISSI - says Palestinians can't take occupation anymore.] [Palestinian student Naw Al ASSAD -says Palestinians will fight to end.] [Israeli defense min. Yitzhak RABIN - says military means alone won't solve problems.] Scenes shown of children throwing rocks.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) North Korea news agency reported announcing North Korea boycotting '88 Olympics to be held in Seoul, South Korea; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Vice President George Bush reported questioned by independent cncl. regarding involvement in Iran/Contra scandal. Bush noted maintaining he knew nothing of diversion of funds. President Reagan noted avoiding issue. Reagan quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Former White House political director Lyn Nofziger's trial reported underway. Nofziger noted charged with illegal lobbying activity after leaving White House Report introduced.
(DC: James Polk) [NOFZIGER - maintains innocence.] Nofziger mentioned wearing Mickey Mouse tie to court Nofziger reported allegedly getting Wedtech contract illegally. Attorney General Edwin Meese mentioned. [Wedtech trustee Martin PLOONER - says Wedtech was trying to buy political influence.] [NOFZIGER - comments onlobbying practices.] Co-defendant Mark Bragg mentioned. [NOFZIGER - says worked hard.] Nofziger quoted. Attorney Stanton Anderson and Fairchild Inds. mentioned. [NOFZIGER - discusses lawyers.] Trial judge's ruling regarding lobbying contacts discussed. [NOFZIGER - says can take anything.] (Artist: Betty Wells)
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Supreme Court reported ruling United States government not liable for deaths and diseases allegedly caused by open-air atomic testing in Nevada in 1950's and 1960's.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Contempt charges against Paterson, New Jersey, high school principal Joe Clark reported dropped by school board Clark quoted. Clark mentioned taking job with Reagan administration
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Senior class of Blue Valley North high school in Overland Park, Kansas, reported voting to give school condom machine.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Cherokee, Iowa: Ken Bode) Presidential candidate Jesse Jackson's Iowa campaign featured; details given, scenes shown. [JACKSON - addresses farmers.] Jackson noted trying to overcome racial barriers. [JACKSON - says if he can win Iowa can win all.] Jackson shown addressing high school students and unions. [JACKSON - says race shouldn't be issue.] Jackson quoted. John F. Kennedy shown addressing West Virginia audience. Kennedy's victory noted. Jackson reported trying to accomplish same goal. Jackson quoted. Jackson noted wanting Iowa to send message to rest of US.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Eli Stutzman reported arrested in Texas years after son Danny Stutzman's body found in Chester, Nebraska. Stutzman's charges and Texas court plea bargain discussed. Prosecutors quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) World War II Marine Colonel Gregory "Pappy" Boyington's death announced. Details given of career.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) West's blizzard discussed; details given, scenes shown of Salt Lake City, UT, and Aspen, Colorado, avalanche rescue.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Chicago, Illinois, judge reported ordering record settlement for French government from Amoco; details given. Report introduced.
(Brittany, France: Jim Bittermann) 1978 Amoco oil spill off coast of Brittany, France, featured; details given, scenes shown of damages. [FISHERMAN - tells of emotional damage caused by spill.] Brittany residents reported deciding to sue Amoco. French television reported bdcsting. from Brittany village when judgement handed down in Chicago, Illinois. Amoco and Brittany both noted planning to appeal, Brittany being disappointed with amount of damages awarded them. [MAN - says he's angry.] Emotional distress to Brittany coast dwellers discussed.