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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(DC: Robin Lloyd) Decision by President Reagan to impose economy sanctions on Panama as part of effort to get strongman Manuel Noriega to step down reported; Congress response detailed. [On "This Wk"., Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - says let's recognize President Eric Delvalle and support him by going along with trade embargo.] Failure of United States to get strong condemnation of Noriega from Organization of American States reported [DEA spokesperson John LAWN -says Noriega's government has aided US.] Continue of confrontation between administration and Noriega noted.
(Panama: Ed Rabel) Delvalle reported in hiding in Panama. [Delvalle's bro.-in-law David EISENMANN - says he doesn't know where Delvalle is hiding.] Noriega reported blaming United States for crisis in Panama. [Noriega aide Mario ROGNONI - says members of United States government have been meddling in internal affairs of Panama.] US reported now considering Noriega an embarrassment because of his drug trafficking and other criminal roles. [EISENMANN - says situation remains unstable.] Hopes for general strike in Panama detailed. [Opposition leader Roberto HENRIQUEZ - says people committed to achieving peaceful solution through strike.]
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(John Cochran) Mtg. of Secretary of State George Shultz with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss peace plan for region reported; details given of Shultz's plan for Palestinian self-rule, scenes shown. [SHULTZ - says we have promising package] Burial services for young Palestinian shot by Israeli security forces shown. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) reported warning Palestinians not to talk with Shultz; United States law noted forbidding US-PLO negotiations. [PALESTINIAN - says nobody but PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) can make peace with Israelis.] Scenes shown of unrest. [Jewish Presidents council director Morris ABRAM - discusses actions of Israeli security forces.] Shultz's hopes for serious negotiations between Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir and Arabs reported
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Protests in Armenia against USSR ethnic policy featured; territorial dispute between provinces of Armenia and Azerbaijan noted.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Projected results for Maine caucuses reported predicting win for Governor Michael Dukakis and strong finish for Jesse Jackson. Report introduced.
(Memphis, Tennessee: Tom Pettit) Voting situation in city of Memphis, Tennessee, featured; constituencies of Jackson and Pat Robertson defined. [Jackson spokesperson Roscoe DIXON - says South is place for political fight.] Jackson recalled coming to prominence in Memphis when Martin Luther King, Junior, was assassinated; photos shown. [On Apr. 4, 1968, JACKSON - explains shooting of King.] [On January 18, 1988, JACKSON - preaches about King.] Response of black activists to economy situation years after sanitation workers' strike reported [Union leader Reverend James SMITH, school superintendent Willie HARRENTON - discuss economy climate for blacks in Memphis.] Slum scenes shown. Competition for Memphis voters from Jackson, Robertson, and Senator Albert Gore reported [On June 29, 1987, GORE - campaigns.] [Gore spokesperson Charles BURSON - discusses black support for Gore.] [DIXON - discusses Robertson's appeal.] [Robertson AIDES - discuss campaign] [SMITH - says can't see blacks voting for Robertson.] [Jackson supporter state representative Lois DeBERRY - campaigns.] Expectation of Memphis vote along racial lines reported
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Appeal of Pat Robertson to south white voter noted. Report introduced.
(Clinton, SC: Douglas Kiker) Republican state primary battle in small town of Clinton, SC, featured; scenes shown. [Banker Robert VANCE - says people here same as other places.] Possibility of "Robertson backlash" vote cited. [Textile plant official Thad WILLIAMS - says strong Robertson vote would be slap on South] [First Baptist Church Reverend Russell DEAN - talks about local churches.] [Church of God Reverend Gene HANCOCK - says soul of entire nation is sick.] Robertson shown on campaign trail. [HANCOCK - says people feel Robertson is not man to be president] [Pentecostal Holiness Church Reverend Furman ENTREKIN - says religion alone will not solve problems.] Upcoming primary vote here reported [Bus. executive Claude CROCKER - discusses Clinton voters.]
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Upcoming NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting in Brussels, Belgium, noted. Report introduced.
(Florennes, Belgium: Jim Bittermann) Europe's concern over US' commitment to defense of Europe featured; scenes shown of Florennes, Belgium. US-USSR agreement to eliminate medium-range missiles recalled; pressure in West Germany and elsewhere for further disarmament noted. Reasons for probability of future nuclear exchange taking place on West German soil detailed; NATO archives film shown. France-W. Germany military cooperation reported; scenes shown. [President REAGAN - says attack on Munich is same as attack on Chicago.] Europeans' fear that United States will slowly withdraw forces from Europe reported [French political analyst Thierry de MONTBRIAL - says elimination of nuclear weapons would be beginning of "Finlandization" of Europe under USSR umbrella.] USSR reported pulling back some of its armaments. [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Secretary General Lord Peter CARRINGTON - says what matters is how United States sees own defense ints.] History of Florennes described.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Problems of financing Olympic efforts reported Report introduced.
(Calgary, Canada: Robert Lipsyte) American biathlete Curt Schreiner profiled; scenes shown of Schreiner training in upstate New York. [Parents Jim and Betty SCHREINER - describe lifestyle.] Lack of popularity in United States for winter sports like biathlon detailed; scenes shown. [US Olympic Committee chairperson Robert HELMICK - says performance related to financial support.] TV ad shown. [Olympic committee chairperson George STEINBRENNER - comments.] [Athlete Edwin MOSES - says American people don't know what to do to support winter events.] Schreiner reported joining National Guard to supplement income. [SCHREINER - says Olympics should be made professional.]