This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Mtg. by PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leaders to declare independent Palestinian state in Israeli-occupied territories of West Bank and Gaza and to implicitly recognize Israel as legitimate state under United Nations resolution reported Report introduced
(Algiers, Algeria: Rick Davis) Debate among Palestinian leaders such as Yasir Arafat and hard-line leader of Pop. Front for the Liberation of Palestine George Habash reported; scenes shown from conference [HABASH - opposes Resolution 242; discusses fighting Israel.] [Widow of assassinated PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Abu Jihad, Umm JIHAD - says she's happy with declaration.] [PNC delegate Nabil SHAATH - says we are on the road to real Palestinian state.] Palestine National Council (PNC), the political wing of PLO, described. [Columbia Univ. professor Edward SAID - says Israel and United States should accept Palestinian state.] Need for international recognition of independent Palestinian state noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Efforts by Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir to establish coalition government with help of ultraconservative religion parties outlined. Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv, Israel: Martin Fletcher) Curfew in Gaza Strip and demolition of Palestinian homes in West Bank as part of Israel's crackdown on Israeli- occupied territories featured; details given, scenes shown. [SHAMIR - says nothing will change following Palestinians' conference to form independent state.] Shamir's coalition government said likely to try to hold on to Israeli-occupied territories despite Palestinian stmts. at Algiers conf.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw; DC: Fred Francis) Meaning of PLO's implicit recognition of Israel to United States discussed; problematic nature of Middle East for President Reagan's administration and for new administration of President-elect George Bush noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Govt. reported ordering transportation workers to undergo random drug testing; details given of planned testing of various groups of workers. Report introduced.
(DC: Robert Hager) Announcement by Trans. Department of drug testing reported; scenes shown from train and plane accidents in which engineers and pilots tested positive for drugs. [Trans. Secretary James BURNLEY - says drug testing will be required for safety-related workers.] Drug testing plan outlined on screen. Response from independent truckers and other transportation groups noted. [Pilots spokesperson Henry DUFFY - opposes testing.] [TRUCKER - says driving under drug influence is dangerous.] Cases before Supreme Court mentioned.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Supreme Court reported letting decision in abortion case involving husband's right to prevent abortion stand without comment.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Supreme Court reported rejecting claim by Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos that as heads of state they were immune from grand jury investigation.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) State Department reported told that Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev will come to United States to appear at United Nations and perhaps meet both President Reagan and George Bush.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Signal from President-elect George Bush that deficit problem will have top priority in his administration noted.; Stk. Mkt. Report, dollar valuation against Japanese yen outlined on screen. Report introduced.
(DC: Andrea Mitchell) Stmts. by Bush about economy reported; scenes shown of Bush on vacation in Florida. [BUSH - says he will continue existing economy policies.] Wall Street's concern over Bush's no new taxes policy explained. [Senator Dan. Patrick MOYNIHAN -calls for serious commitment by Congress and new president on deficit problem.] [Bush transition co-chairperson Craig FULLER - says it's premature to think there will be policy changes.] Likely reappointed of Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady, appts. of Richard Darman (OMB) and Michael Boskin (Council of Econ. Advrs.) noted. Bush shown fishing in Florida. [Senator Lloyd BENTSEN - says taxes have to be considered.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Mtg. between President Reagan and Soviet human rights activist Andrei Sakharov at White House reported; details given of Sakharov's comments about activists still exiled in USSR ; scenes shown from meeting
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Retirement of Mike Mansfield as United States ambassador to Japan reported
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Sacramento, California: George Lewis) Boardinghouse murders in Sacramento featured; details given of police search for landlady Dorothea Montalvo Puente, scenes shown. [Police sergeant Bob BURNS - discusses investigation.] Life in boarding-house detailed. [Social worker Peggy NICKERSON - discusses placing people in Puente Montalvo home.] Arrest of John McCauley as accessory noted. [McCAULEY - calls her a nice lady.] [Puente acquaintance Marshall LOZANO - recalls helping her move lime into yard.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Baby who had been stolen from mother in Little Rock, Arkansas, reported found alive and well in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report of failed mercy killing by East Hampton, New York, man detailed.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Resignation of Kathryn Fanning as editor of "Christian Science Monitor "newspaper reported
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Miami, Florida: Jim Cummins) Use of steroids by teenagers featured; details given, scenes shown. [high school athlete George RODRIGUEZ - explains reason for using steroids.] [high school student David FLEISCHER - says he could name many fellow students using drug.] Use of steroids by sports heroes such as Olympic runner Ben Johnson noted; scenes shown. [Steroid seller Joe WILCOX - says kids would get them from someone; explain selling on installment plan.] Med. risks of steroids to teenagers outlined on screen. [Dr. Forrest TENNANT - discusses abnormal behavior caused by steroids.] [Sports injury treater Patrick DRILEY - discusses steroid use.] FTC (Federal Trade Commission) campaign against steroids noted. [Teenager Todd LYNCH - discusses effects of steroids.]