This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas: Dan Molina) Press conference by space shuttle astronauts featured; scenes shown. [Commander Rick HAUCK pilot Dick COVEY - comment on liftoff and anxiety during ascent.] Tribute to Challenger astronauts reported; scenes shown of Challenger crew. Renewal of space shuttle program reviewed; file pictures shown.
(Edwards AFB, California: David Burrington) Edwards AFB, site of planned shuttle landing, featured; scenes shown. [Sacred Heart Church Bob McKEON - prays for safe landing for Discovery.] [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) administration Richard TRULY - discusses safety.] [PEOPLE - talk about being at landing.]
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Planned landing announced.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Announcement by pro-Iranian kidnappers in Lebanon of plans to release American hostage recalled. Report introduced.
(DC: Jim Miklaszewski) Kidnappers reported releasing photograph of two hostages, Jesse Turner and Alann Steen, who were abducted from Beirut Univ. in January 1987, along with Robert Polhill and Mithileshwar Singh. Photos of 9 American hostages shown. [President REAGAN - denies dealing with Iran about hostages.] Sources said rpting. that Reagan has asked United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar to talk to Iran about kidnapped Marine Colonel William Higgins.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Three men reported storming plane in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and demanding passage to US; details given.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) South African Prime Min. P.W. Botha reported telling Zaire's President Mobuto Sese Seko that imprisoned activist Nelson Mandela would be freed soon.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Interview with Senator Dan Quayle published in "New York Times" reported giving his views on US-USSR arms control agreements. Positions of President Reagan and Vice President George Bush on issue noted.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(Brackenridge, Pennsylvania: Tom Pettit) Apathy towards presidential campaign featured; details given, scenes shown from Brackenridge. [PEOPLE - talk about cands.] Governor Michael Dukakis' quick tour of town recalled, shown. [Nancy BENICK, Pat McCONVILLE - comment on Dukakis.] [At steelworkers union, Tony LENTZ - says this area would vote for Dukakis.] Position of town's Republicans noted. [Ralph NICHOLAS, Elsie TARABECK - call for cands. to discuss issues.] [Unemployed WORKER - comments on election]
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Tomorrow's campaign schedule for Dukakis and Vice President George Bush announced.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Upcoming vote for or against dictator Augusto Pinochet in Chile noted.
(Santiago, Chile: Ed Rabel) Pol. situation under Pinochet featured; details given, scenes shown. [Juan Pablo LETELIER - describes Pinochet's regime; blames him for father's death in Washington, DC in 1976.] Orlando Letelier's role in Salvador Allende's government in Chile recalled; scenes shown. Pinochet's efforts to gain voting support for his dictatorship noted. [LETELIER - describes opposition to Pinochet.] [PINOCHET - (thru translator) defends regime.] Changes brought about by Pinochet's government detailed; scenes shown. Huge anti-government rally shown. [LETELIER - comments on elecs.] Pol. details of upcoming plebiscite reviewed.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Final day of Olympics noted. Report introduced.
(Seoul, South Korea: George Lewis) Disputed boxing match at Olympics featuring American Roy Jones and Korean opponent Park Si-Hun reported; scenes shown from NBC Sports. [Jones' MOTHER - comments on son's efforts.] [In US tavern, PEOPLE - comment.] Accusation by boxing coach Ken Adams that South Korean official tried to bribe fight judges detailed. [ADAMS, JONES - comment.]
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Medal count reviewed. Report introduced.
(Seoul, South Korea: Robert Lipsyte) American divers Greg Louganis and Wendy Lucero featured; scenes shown of his dives. [LOUGANIS - recalls feelings after hitting head.] [LUCERO - credits mother's support.] [MOTHER - responds.] [LUCERO - discusses mother's health problems.] Scenes shown of American athletes in competition; competitors named. [LUCERO - talks about competing; praises Louganis.]