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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega reported remaining in power despite Reagan administration pressure. Noriega's drug indictments mentioned. Report introduced.
(DC: Chris Wallace) General strike opposing Noriega's rule reported failing in Panama City, Panama; details given, scenes shown. [Opposition leader Antonio ARIAS - comments on lack of organization] Reagan reported making speeches denouncing drug trafficking but never mentioning Panama. White House aides quoted on screen with regard to reprisals against Panama and Noriega. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - calls Panama country incrisis.] White House officials noted defending policy by citing OAS' lack of action as example of caution. United States ints. in Panama discussed; scenes shown. Assistant Secretary of State Elliott Abrams noted urging tougher action against Panama while Reagan advrs. pushing for caution. [Johns Hopkins Univ. spokesperson Riordan ROETT - says Reagan sending confusing signals to Panama.] White House official quoted with regard to Noriega removal.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) [In DC, Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - criticizes Reagan administration caution with regard to Noriega and war on drugs; says Noriega is thug, killer and should be recognized as such; urges tough economy sanctions toward Panama; quotes President Eric Arturo Delvalle.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) New York City mayor Ed Koch reported calling President Reagan "wimp" re: lack of assertiveness toward drug problem. Report introduced.
(NYC: Richard Valeriani) Funeral of New York City police ofr. Edward Byrne shown in Seaford, New York. Byrne noted guarding house of witness testifying against drug trafficker when shot to death. Koch reported enraged by murder. [Father Matthew BYRNE - comments on son's death.] Koch mentioned purchasing "New York Times"advertisement protesting Byrne's murder and urging Reagan to act against countries facilitating flow of drugs into US. [KOCH - criticizes Reagan.] NYC's drug force discussed; details given. Police officials quoted. [Representative Charles RANGEL - comments on drug problem.] Byrne's funeral noted not stopping drug sales on street
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Nancy Reagan reported making drug speech in DC. [Nancy REAGAN - denounces casual drug users as accomplices to murder.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) South African leaders Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Reverend Allan Boesak reported leading protest against government's banning of anti-apartheid demonstrations. Report introduced.
(Johannesburg, South Africa: Mike Boettcher) Tutu and Boesak shown declaring opposition to South African government in Capetown cathedral. Clergymen wanting to deliver petition to P.W. Botha reported thwarted by police; details given, scenes shown. [MAN - warns protestors what to expect from police.] Tutu, Boesak and others shown being arrested; details given. Nazi-inspired white extremists shown successfully holding rally and delivering petition to government ofc. in Pretoria, South Africa.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) [In Johannesburg, TUTU - explains protest and says media blackout is preventing world from fully understanding situation; says is prepared to protest regardless of consequences.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) State Department reported condemning Tutu's arrest; State Department spokesperson quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Presidential candidate Pat Robertson reported suing ex-Representative Pete McCloskey for libelist claims that Robertson's father, then United States Senator, removed son from active duty roster during Korean war. Report introd.399
(Louisville, Kentucky: Ken Bode) Lawsuit reported beginning on "Super Tuesday" Robertson quoted. [ROBERTSON - quotes Judge Joyce Green.] Green quoted. Robertson and McCloskey quoted. [ROBERTSON - calls McCloskey liar.] [McCLOSKEY - says wants verdict.] McCloskey noted claiming has evidence supporting claims. [Ex-United States Marine Corps Corporation Leo CRONIN - says Robertson was responsible for liquor distribution.] McCloskey's assertions detailed. Letters from Robertson's father to United States Marine Corps general quoted on screen. Robertson quoted with regard to McCloskey doing political dirty work for Vice President George Bush. Case noted going to trial.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) New York election officials reported declaring Gary Hart ineligible for primary; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Ex-West Point football player Pete Dawkins reported announcing bid for Senator as Republican candidate Dawkins' career outlined; Senator Frank Lautenberg mentioned.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Secretary of State George Shultz' peace mission to Mideast discussed. Egyptian President Mohammad Hosni Mubarak noted only leader to endorse peace plan. Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir quoted with regard to foreign pressure. Report introduced.
(Jerusalem, Israel: Martin Fletcher) Palestinians shown throwing rocks at Israeli troops in West Bank, Israel; details given. [PALESTINIAN - says there's no peace without Yasir Arafat.] PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) noted not allowing Palestinians to meet Shultz. [Gaza lawyers association Fayes Abu RAHME - comments on PLO.] Shultz mentioned unable to speak with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leaders due to '75 agreement Henry Kissinger signed. Israel's attempts to bypass PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leadership recalled. Jordan's King Hussein I noted refusing to negotiate without PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) approval. [Ex-Shamir aide Moshe AMIRAB - says its time to recognize PLO.] Amirab noted forced out of conservative party for beliefs. Speaking to Palestinians noted complicated by their refusal to cooperate without PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) approval.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) More Palestinians reported dying from gunshot wounds inflicted by Israeli soldiers. Death toll given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Hollywood, California: Keith Morrison) Prince Andrew and pregnant wife Sarah Ferguson, Duke and Duchess of York, shown arriving in Long Beach, California. [PEOPLE - comment on visit.] Visit's objective noted to promote trade between United Kingdom and California; details given, scenes shown. [Prince ANDREW and SARAH - describe bathroom in castle.] [Zsa Zsa GABOR - comments on visit.] [Voice of BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) reporter Martin BELL -says Sarah's outfit easier to admire than describe.] [SARAH - says glad to finally get to talk.]