This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega's refusal to resign discussed. Reports introduced
(Panama City, Panama: Ed Rabel) Noriega supporters shown celebrating failure to force general's resignation. President Eric Arturo Delvalle noted attempting to force Noriega's resignation because of United States drug trafficking indictments. Plan reported failing when Noriega supporters in National Assembly dismissed Delvalle. Cabinet reported naming education minister Manuel Solis Palma new chief of state. [DELVALLE - says transpiring events illegal.] Delvalle noted hoping United States Senators will persuade Reagan administration to force Noriega out. [DELVALLE - urges economy sanctions against Panama.] Noriega statement quoted. [DELVALLE - describes Noriega as insecure and power-hungry.] [WOMAN - says has will to fight for democrat] United States troops noted cautioned to keep low profile. Noriega noted closing private television station and university Panamanian military mentioned firmly supporting Noriega.
(DC: Fred Francis) President Reagan's position on Noriega issue discussed. [REAGAN - says Noriega won't provoke American troops in Panama.] Vice President George Bush shown campaign [BUSH - says if president, would reserve right to protect United States ints. in Panama.] Impact of economy sanctions against Panama discussed. [Senator John KERRY -urges Reagan to freeze transfer of dollars to Panama.] Impt. of Panama Canal and requisite United States caution in situation discussed. [Ex-NSC advr. Richard ALLEN - dependence upon Panama Canal. United States noted able to respond to Latin American disasters quickly through Panama Canal; scenes shown. United States noted also using Canal as listening post for Central American; details given, illustration shown of United States intelligence operations in Nicaragua using Canal. Admin. official quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Senator John Kerry reported prepared to send For. Relations Committee staff members to Havana, Cuba; Fidel Castro's interview with Maria Shriver recalled.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Miami, Florida, federal grand jury reported accusing several of being involved in Cuban cocaine connection to Colombian drug cartel. Brian Ross' report recalled from last night. Influx of drugs noted triggering violent drug wars in United States cities. New York City police ofr. reported shot to death while guarding house of drug case witness. Washington, DC drug murders discussed. Chicago, Illinois, drug operation reported discovered; details given, scenes shown. Millions in cocaine reported seized in Lansing, Michigan; scenes shown. San Marino, California, drug shootings recalled; scenes shown. Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Don Oliver) Mourners shown at teen Melinda Johnson's funeral. Johnson noted random victim of Los Angeles street gang violence; details given. No. killed in Los Angeles under similar circumstances given. Last year's death toll given. [Youth Gang Services spokesperson Steve VALDIVIA - says doesn't have enough people to manage situation.] No. of gang members in Los Angeles Cnty. given. Gang members shown openly selling drugs. [Gang MBR. - tells how much money can be made selling drugs.] [Los Angeles police department dep. chief Glen LEVANT - comments on strategy.] Police officials noted asserting will use more ammunition against gangs. School education programs discussed; scenes shown. [POLICEMAN - talks to class of children.] Mtg. shown in which people afraid to speak because gang members were present. [Police chief Daryl GATES - says will run gangs out of town.] Johnson's funeral shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) More Palestinians reported killed in occupied Israel during riots against Secretary of State George Shultz' mission; details given, scenes shown. Death toll given. Report introduced.
(Jerusalem, Israel: John Cochran) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) reported warning Palestinians not to meet Shultz. [SHULTZ - says Palestinian participation essential for success.] Shultz' itinerary to Egypt, Jordan and Syria illustration Egyptian President Mohammad Hosni Mubarak noted attempting to attain PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) approval for Shultz to meet with Arabs Sunday Arab sources quoted. [PLO leader George HABASH - says only traitors will meet Shultz.] Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir noted opposing partitioning land with Palestinians. Shultz' proposals outlined. Shultz reported warned it would be dangerous to visit occupied territories.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) White House officials reported softening President Reagan's latest assertions with regard to START treaty. White House spokesperson quoted with regard to Reagan's interview with "Washington Post". USSR official quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev reported calling for end to Armenians protests. Armenians noted demonstrating against discrimination in nearby Moslem area.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) NYC's Tawana Brawley's case reported attracting attention of Bill Cosby, Mayor Ed Koch, boxer Mike Tyson and Governor Mario Cuomo. Report introduced.
(NYC: Steve Delaney) Brawley reported found almost nude with word "nigger" and "KKK" written on his stomach; details given, scenes shown. [Voice of MAN - describes finding Brawley.] Brawley reported charging she had been kidnapped, repeatedly raped and sodomized by six white men, including police ofr. [Saint Francis Hospital spokesperson Stuart WEISS - explains Brawley's condition when admitted.] [CUOMO - demands justice.] Cuomo noted personally involved due to suspicious delays in investigation procedures; details given. Black activist lawyers Alton Maddox and C. Vernon Mason noted demanding Cuomo appointed special prosecutors. Cuomo's appointed of New York attorney general Robert Abrams and problems with Brawley's attys. discussed. National celebrities noted now involved. [COSBY - demands action.] Cuomo quoted. [CUOMO - asks why Brawley's lawyers won't cooperate.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) National Assemblies of God leaders reported ordering TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart's case back to Louisiana for tougher penalties from local authorities. Swaggart supporters noted intimating preacher would then estimate separate ministry.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Brian Ross) Ralph Tastchin shown two years ago at Waldorf-Astoria during rock music business party Major record companies reported paying Tastchin millions to ensure certain records played by radio stations Tastchin and wife Valerie Tastchin shown being arrested after indicted for trading money and cocaine for air time. [US attorney Robert BONNER - describes payola scam.] Indictment mentioned indicating scam ntnwide. Los Angeles station KIQQ featured; details given of ex-Vice President general manager's payola acceptance, scenes shown. Fresno, California, program director Johnny Lee Walker reported refusing comment. [WALKER - tells why won't comment.] Federal authorities quoted with regard to other grand jury investigations across country Rock promoters Fred De Sipio, Howard Goodman and Joseph Isgro mentioned being investigated. Isgro's denials noted. Last payola scandal recalled. Federal authorities and music business spokesperson quoted re: present situation; extent of corruption outlined.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Story recalled with regard to West German visitor Markus Lang injured in Colorado bus accident; details given of medical costs and inability to pay. Las Vegas, NV, casino operator William Bennett reported giving Lang hundred thousand dollars after seeing report
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Calgary, Canada: Robert Lipsyte) Skater Debi Thomas featured; details given, scenes shown. [THOMAS - says is real person and is ready.] Thomas' background detailed; scenes shown. [Ex-gold medalist Carol E. Heiss JENKINS - describes being gold medalist.] Gold medalists Sonja Henie, Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill reported capitalizing on Olympic wins. Thomas noted already appearing in television ads. [THOMAS - says is nervous.] Defending champion Katarina Witt featured; scenes shown. Both noted skating to music from opera "Carmen". Thomas and Witt's interpretations compared.