This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Connie Chung) Crash of Soviet relief plane in Leninakan, Armenia, USSR , reported Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Sandy Gilmour) Rescue efforts in earthquake-stricken Armenia reported; scenes shown of devastation and of Mikhail Gorbachev's visit in area. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) says everything he has seen is upsetting.] Gathering of mourners at Armenia church shown; ethnic unrest between Armenians and Azerbaijanis reviewed. [In Yerevan, GORBACHEV - criticizes Armenian nationalists.] Issue of disorg. of relief efforts noted; scenes shown from Soviet television to counteract chgs.
(Studio: Connie Chung) President Reagan and wife Nancy shown signing condolence book in DC; their inscriptions quoted. Report introduced.
(NYC: Jennifer McLogan) Response of Armenian communities in American to disaster featured; scenes shown from church services in Watertown, Massachusetts. Efforts of Gregorian family to reach relatives in Armenia cited as example [Harout GREGORIAN - says he can't reach sister.] [Mrs. GREGORIAN - (thru translator) says she wants to go to Armenia to search for family.]
(Studio: Connie Chung) Announcement by administration that schedule will be set for starting up Savannah River nuclear military plant that has had safety problems reported; details given of dispute between Pentagon and envtlists. over whether or not there is a tritium shortage. Report introduced.
(DC: Jamie Gangel) Energy Department recommendations for modernizing nuclear weapons plants reported; details given of call for closing of Fernald, Ohio, and Rocky Flats, Colorado, plants and for moving plutonium product out of Florida and California plants; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - discuss safety and employment problems.] Opposition of local residents to Energy Department's building plans noted. [MAN - says cleanup should precede new construction.] [WOMAN - says the choice is "famous potatoes, not famous weapons."] Impt. of tritium to nuclear weapons explained. [Senator John GLENN - says we don't want to add new problems before old ones are cleaned up.] Energy Department's cost estimates reiterated.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Meridian, Mississippi: Ken Bode) Feature on "Mississippi Burning", movie about civil rights activities in Mississippi in 1964 that is a fictionalized account of modern-day lynching of three civil rights workers, presented; scenes shown from film. Circumstances surrounding deaths of Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner detailed. [Reverend Martin Luther KING, Junior - recalls three missing movement members.] Historical scenes shown of civil rights marches and KKK activity in Mississippi; film and fact described; famous photograph of Neshoba Cnty. sheriff Lawrence Rainey shown. [Scott Cnty. "Times" editor Sid SALTER - recalls photo and incident in Philadelphia, Mississippi.] [Mississippi secretary of state Dick MOLPUS - discusses movie and what Mississippi is today.] [State representative Charles YOUNG - recalls disappearance of civil rights workers.] [On August 4, 1964, NEWSMAN - announces finding of bodies.] Historical scenes shown of memorial service for Chaney. [Funeral director James BISHOP - says black children don't know about struggle.] [SALTER - discusses lessons of movie.] Chaney's mutilated gravesite shown.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Omak, WA: David Burrington) "Leveraged buyout" of lumber mill in Omak by its workers featured; details given of plan, scenes shown from mill. [WORKERS - discuss opportunity.] [Mgr. Doug PRINCEHOUSE - says we want to make this an enjoyable place to work.] [WORKERS - comments.] [Sawmill workers union leader Lloyd GROOMES - discusses the debt facing workers now.] Scenes shown from town. [Newspaper publisher John ANDRIST - discusses important of mill to town.]
(Studio: Connie Chung) End of dance ban in high school in Purdy, Missouri, reported
(Studio: Connie Chung) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat's planned speech at United Nations session in Geneva, Switzerland, reported Report introduced.
(Geneva, Switzerland: Jim Bittermann) Preparations in city of Geneva for special United Nations session for Arafat's speech featured; scenes shown. [WOMAN - says Geneva's United Nations office is busy.] Regular business day in United Nations office here described; scenes shown of tranquility and upsurge of activity after United States refused to allow Arafat into US. State Department plans to send representatives to Geneva to hear Arafat detailed. [MAN - comments.] History of diplomacy mtgs. in Switzerland reviewed. [MAN - explains good spirits here.] Parade commemorating city's indep. shown.