This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(DC: Jim Miklaszewski) Order by President Reagan allowing reopening of nuclear power plants at Shoreham, Long Island, and Seabrook, New Hampshire, that have been finished, but not opened because of lack of state and local plans to deal with a nuclear accident, reported; details given of Reagan's executive order which allows Federal Emergency Mgt. Agency to devise own disaster plan; scenes shown of disaster drill. [Nuclear opponent Nora BREDES - says local govts. need to be ones to protect local citizens.] [Nuclear supporter Ken DOLLARD - discusses obstruction by local pols.] Responses of govs. Michael Dukakis and Mario Cuomo to Reagan's action noted.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Stmts. from General Accounting Office on budget deficit plans of both Governor Michael Dukakis and Vice President George Bush detailed; taxes mentioned.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Acknowledgement from former president Jimmy Carter that he wrote letter to Iran's Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini offering to act as mediator to free American hostages in Lebanon reported
(Studio: Connie Chung) Protests in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, against treatment of Serbs by ethnic Albanians reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Connie Chung) USSR parliament committee reported ruling against Estonian republic's declaration of independent Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Sandy Gilmour) Ethnic nationalism in USSR 's Baltic republics of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia featured; details given of Estonian parliament's actions, scenes shown from Estonia. [ESTONIAN - says he is patriot of own cntry.] [WOMAN -(thru translator) hopes for more independent from Moscow.] History of Baltic republics reviewed. [Estonian popular front spokesperson Edgar SAVISAAR - (thru translator) comments.] Indep. celebration in Latvia shown. [Latvian independent movement spokesperson Einbars REPSE - says it is an occupied state.] Comments by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev noted.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Seoul, South Korea: Keith Miller) Confrontation between South Korean police and demonstrators demanding arrest of ex-leader Chun Doo Hwan reported; details given of compromise offered by Chun, scenes shown of protests and live hearings investigating Chun's regime. [Communications professor KIM Young-Suk - calls it an historic moment.] Pol. crisis facing Chun's successor, Roh Tae Woo, explained.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Gallup poll reported placing Brian Mulroney in lead over John Turner in Canada's election Report introduced.
(Toronto, Canada: Keith Morrison) Impt. of issue of free trade between Canada and United States in elecs. featured; details given, scenes shown from prime minister campaign [During debate, TURNER, MULRONEY - bicker about free trade issue.] [MULRONEY - comments.] [TURNER - campaigns.] television ads. shown. Concern by some that American will take over Canada detailed. [Canadian business spokesperson John CRISPO - says free trade is economy device.] [Ex-UN ambassador Steven LEWIS - says there is too much about deal that Canada does not know about.] [In Toronto, CANADIAN - expresses confusion.] [While fishing, CANADIANS - say they are Canadians, not Americans]
(Studio: Connie Chung) Death of Christina Onassis, daughter of Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, reported; her life reviewed.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Tenth anniversary of mass murder and suicide in jungle commune in Jonestown, Guyana, reported Report introduced.
(Oakland, California: Don Oliver) Jonestown events reviewed; scenes shown of memorial services for victims of Jonestown massacre. [Man who lost 27 relatives in Jonestown, Fred LEWIS - comments.] Murder of Congress Leo Ryan and newsmen Don Harris and Bob Brown by Reverend Jim Jones' forces recalled; scenes shown from 1978 and from today's services. Nature and extent of cults today discussed. [Ryan staffer Jacqueline SPEIER - comments on cults today.] [Cult Awareness Network spokesperson Cynthia KISSER, Ryan's daughter Patricia RYAN - comment on diversity and extent of cults.] Another daughter, Shannon Ryan, recalled joining cult of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh in 1980; scenes shown. [Patricia RYAN - comments on sister.] [Psychologist Margaret SINGER - explains cults' deceptive procedures.] Trial involving cult leader in Spokane, WA, detailed. [MAN - comments on trial.]
(Studio: Connie Chung) 125th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's delivery of Gettysburg Address reported; statement by justice William Rehnquist that only small portion of address would make evening news today noted.
(Studio: Connie Chung) College football game between USC-University of California at Los Angeles reported; details given of measles epidemic at USC that affected quarterback Rodney Peete; scenes shown. Report introduced.
(Dublin, Ireland: Henry Champ) First American college football game in Ireland featured; scenes shown of marching band, practice sessions for Boston College and Army teams and from game. [IRISH - comment.] [Player Mark MURPHY - comments on relatives from Ireland.]