This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Garrick Utley) United States trade deficit illustration Report introduced.
(DC: Irving R. Levine) Trade deficit figs.' impact upon United States and London, England, stock mkts. featured. Stk. Mkt. Report [President REAGAN - praises economy] Lower trade deficit's impact upon United States companies featured. [Zenith Elecs. Corp. chairperson Jerry PEARLMAN - comments on company's profits.] [Danly Machine Corporation spokesperson William CONNELL - comments on situation.] Americans noted buying more imported items. [Merrill Lynch spokesperson John LEECH - warns of buying more imported goods.] Americans' fascination with foreign products detailed. Man (named) shown purchasing Honda. For. prices noted rising and subsequent possibility of inflation mentioned.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) 1987 wholesale prices illustration
(Studio: Garrick Utley) President Reagan reported undergoing medical examination for cancer and polyps at Bethesda Naval Hospital in MD. White House spokesperson quoted. White House doctor quoted.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(San Diego, California: Brian Ross) FBI cocaine operation in La Jolla, California, featured; details given, scenes shown. Mexican government officials reported indicted for smuggling drugs from Bolivia, through Mexico and into California; government video shown. FBI officials noted asserting some smugglers working for Mexican presidential candidate Carlos Salinas de Gotari; scenes shown. Details given of Mexican proposals to FBI undercover agents. Smuggling drugs across Mexican- US border noted problem for years [US customs commissioner William VON RAAB - Mexican government corruption serious problem.] FBI noted arresting Mexicans and Bolivians during Las Vegas, NV, celebration.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Mexican government officials noted denying any connection to those arrested.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Central American peace plan summit reported being held in San Jose, Costa Rica. Nicaraguan president Dan. Ortega Saavedra quoted regarding US aid to Contras issue. Costa Rican president Oscar Arias Sanchez quoted.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Terrorist reported admitting ordered by North Korean government to plant bomb on KAL flight. Report introduced.
(Seoul, South Korea: Keith Miller) Terrorist Kim Hyon Hui shown admitting to bombing on South Korean television in Seoul. Kim quoted regarding life as agent and motive behind bombing. Kim's arrest and unsuccessful suicide attempt reviewed; scenes shown. [N. Korean official in Tokyo, Japan, PAIL Han Gi - denies involvement in bombing.] South Koreans noted being outraged by terrorism. Rangoon, Burma and Seoul airport bombings reviewed; scenes shown. Olympic games mentioned jeopardized by bombing.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Cuba reported joining North Korean boycott of Olympic games. USSR and China (PR) mentioned planning to attend games.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Israeli riot police shown fighting Palestinians in E. Jerusalem, Israel. No. injured given. Violence reported continuing in Bethlehem and Gaza Strip area. Palestinian reported killed by Israelis.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) White House officials reported asserting President Reagan planning to attend West Europe's NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit regarding US-USSR arms control issues. United States F-16 fighter planes reported being removed from Torrejon, Spain; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Human rights activist Andrei Sakharov shown meeting with USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow; details given. Sakharov quoted.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Arizona Governor Evan Mecham reported urged to resign after impeachment investigation concluded law knowingly broken; details given. Report introduced.
(Phoenix, Arizona: Don Oliver) Special council of Mecham's inquiry William French quoted. [FRENCH - says grounds for impeachment exist.] Mecham's failure to report campaign loan detailed; scenes shown. [FRENCH - says Mecham tried to conceal loan.] Arizona House of Representatives noted deciding whether or not to impeach Mecham. [State Representative Gary GIORDANO - wants to hear both sides.] [Other REPRESENTATIVES. - comment on situation.] Mecham noted refusing comment. [Mecham's ATTORNEY - says French's conclusions merely conjecture.] Mecham shown being indicted by grand jury; details given of efforts to remove Mecham from office Mecham noted sending letter of apology to Arizona Republic. Letter quoted on screen. ["Phoenix Gazette" SPOKESPERSON - comments on apology.] Mecham supporters quoted.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder's racial comments reported being protested. [SNYDER - comments on black athletes.] DC's WRC-TV noted conducting interview. Snyder's apology noted.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) "Super Password" winner Patrick Quinn reported identified as Kerry Ketchem; scenes shown of winning game. Ketchem noted arrested when collecting winnings. Ketchem's involvement in Alaska and IN fraud cases mentioned. NBC execs. noted undecided about whether or not to give Ketchem money he won.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Vice President George Bush reported winning over half of Michigan delegate convention votes. Cand. Pat Robertson noted claiming election fraudulent and planning to contest outcome. Cand. Robert Dole reported leading Bush in Iowa. President Reagan's lack of popularity in Iowa mentioned. Iowa poll illustration and discussed. Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Tom Brokaw) Iowa forum announced. Iowa favorite noted as yet undecided. Gary Hart's reentry mentioned. Iowa's economy difficulties mentioned. ["Des Moines Register" political columnist David YEPSEN - comments on situation.] Percentage of undecided Iowa Democrats given. [Former party chairperson Ed CAMPBELL - comments on party chaos.] [Democrat activists Dawn CONAT and Greg NICHOLS - comment on difficulty of choosing among Democrat cands.] Undecided Democrat farmer Dixon Terry featured. [TERRY - comments on choosing cand.] Cands.' television commercials shown and discussed. [Cedar Rapids, Iowa, anti-poverty program spokesperson Don MANECCIA (Central Intelligence Agency) - comments on choice of cands.] Iowa's impact upon pres. campaign discussed.