This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Studio: Mike Jensen) Kraft, Incorporated reported attempting to prevent takeover by Philip Morris Company; details given. [Food industry analyst June PAGE - comments on situation.] Philip Morris noted reacting to decrease number of cigarette smokers. RJR Nabisco's execs. reported offering to purchase company from shareholders; Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts and Company's offer to buy RJR Nabisco mentioned. Pillsbury noted fighting off Grand Metropolitan of Great Britain; details given, scenes shown. Takeover stks. reported rising on Wall Street
(Studio: Tom Brokaw, Mike Jensen) Takeovers' impact upon United States economy noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Israeli raid upon alleged terrorist base in Lebanon reported; details of car bombing on border recalled. Undercover Israeli operation called "cherry" discussed; Reuters news service mentioned. Report introduced.
(W. Bank, Israel: Martin Fletcher) Palestinian quoted with regard to Israeli ofr. ordering death of Palestinian (named). [PALESTINIANS - describe Islani's murder.] Villagers quoted with regard to other Palestinians killed by undercover Israelis. [Israeli colonel Ranaan GISSIN - denies existence of death squads.] Israeli operation, code named "cherry," discussed. Jewish settler quoted re: incident involving Israeli soldiers dressed as Arabs.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Car bomb reported exploding in Witbank, South Africa; details given. Bombing noted attempt to disrupt elecs. African National Congress reported blamed for bombing.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reports introd.
(Los Angeles, California: Chris Wallace) [Senator Lloyd BENTSEN - says Republicans are exploiting case of furloughed criminal William Horton.] [Representative Norman MINETA - says Horton ad is full of racial undertones.] [Michael DUKAKIS - refuses to comment on subject.] Dukakis aides quoted with regard to racism. [Dukakis campaign chairperson Paul BROUNTAS - comments.] [DUKAKIS - calls Vice President George Bush a liar.] Dukakis noted not taking high road in campaign.
(No location given, ME: Lisa Myers) [BUSH - says Dukakis is desperate.] Horton case recalled; Bush TV ad shown. Bush aides quoted with regard to blacks' concerns about crime. [BUSH - campaigns.] Bush shown being jeered in Maine. [BUSH - tries to campaign]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Electoral vote projections for Vice President George Bush and Michael Dukakis illustration &discussed. Crook Cnty., OR, reported voting for winner of president elecs. since 1884. Crook Cnty. poll results reported showing Bush as front runner. NBC News special report entitled "campaign. Countdown: The Hidden Agenda" previewed; Senator Lloyd Bentsen, Patrick Buchanan, Jerry Brown, Governor John Sununu and Jesse Jackson mentioned.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) El Salvador and Guatemala reported issuing tropical storm warnings. Nicaragua and Costa Rica reported hit hard by Hurricane Joan. Report introduced.
(Managua, Nicaragua: Ed Rabel) Hurricane Joan's aftermath discussed; details given, scenes shown. Nicaraguan officials quoted with regard to need for financial aid. President Dan. Ortega quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Point Barrow, AK: Don Oliver) Rescue of gray whales trapped in icy waters off coast of Alaska featured. USSR navy reported en route to assist in rescue effort. [Fisheries Admin. spokesperson Ron MORRIS - comments on operation.] Rescue plans outlined. [MORRIS - comments.] Biologists quoted with regard to whales' conds.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) World Series victory celebration for Los Angeles Dodgers featured; details given, scenes shown. Mgr. Tommy Lasorda quoted. [PLAYER - comments on accomplishment.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Columbus, Ohio, judge's ruling with regard to pregnant cocaine abuser discussed. Report introduced.
(NYC: Robert Bazell) Infants born to cocaine addicts featured; pregnant "crack" cocaine addict Tracy Watson shown smoking her drugs. [WATSON - lists problems her baby could have as result of her drug abuse.] [Cocaine addict/mother Erocelia FANDINO - says she was smoking "crack" when she went into premature labor.] Effects of cocaine upon unborn babies discussed. [University of Miami Dr. Emmalee BANDSTRA, MAN - comment on infant mortality.] NBC News' survey results with regard to problem discussed. [Dr. Emily FLAHERTY - instructs medical students with regard to babies born with drugs in their bodies.] Cocaine babies' medical problems discussed. [MAN - comments.] Northwestern Univ. reported sponsoring program to help drug abusers get treatment and learn to care for their children. [DR. - instructs woman with regard to drug use.] [WATSON - says her baby kicks more when she smokes "crack."]