This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Connie Chung ) Results of "Des Moines Register" poll on standings of Democrat president cands. on eve of Iowa caucuses outlined on screen. Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Dennis Murphy) campaign. of Democrat cands. in Iowa featured. [Representative Richard GEPHARDT, Senator Paul SIMON, Governor Michael DUKAKIS - discuss tightness of race.] television ads by Gary Hart, Dukakis shown. Simon's train ride thru north Iowa shown. [GEPHARDT - denies not complying with campaign funds rules.] Touring of Iowa by Dukakis accompanied by actor Richard Gere reported [Bruce BABBITT - comments.] Babbitt shown bicycling. [Jesse JACKSON - campaigns.]
(Studio: Connie Chung ) Linking of voter turnout and weather featured; scenes shown. Representative Richard Gephardt's constituency detailed. [Iowa Democratic party chairperson Bonnie CAMPBELL - says party expects record turnout.] ["Des Moines Register" poll director Ann SELZER - says Gephardt hoping for big turnout.] Scrambling of other Democrats for same group of supporters noted; campaign scenes shown. Constituency of Senator Paul Simon noted. [SIMON - calls self Harry Truman- Hubert Humphrey style Democrat] Expected numbers for Governor Michael Dukakis given. [SELZER - comments on Dukakis.] Support for Jesse Jackson noted. [CAMPBELL - says usually someone does better than expected in Iowa; suggests surprise from Bruce Babbitt.] Chances of Gary Hart mentioned. Impt. of weather reiterated.
(Studio: Connie Chung ) Results of "Des Moines Register" poll on standings of Republican president cands. outlined on screen. campaign. of Senator Robert Dole and Vice President George Bush reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Connie Chung ) Report introduced.
(New Hampshire: Bob Kur) Impact of Representative Richard Gephardt's lead in Iowa polls on undecided vote in New Hampshire primary featured. [MAN - says voters starting to focus on Gephardt.] Expected benefits to Governor Michael Dukakis from Boston, Massachusetts, news coverage detailed. [WBZ-TV news anchor Jack WILLIAMS - discusses Gephardt's lead over Dukakis in poll.] Critical important of growing publicity to Gephardt's campaign reported [University of New Hampshire professor David MOORE - says small percentage of people feel strongly about any cand.] [New Hampshire Democratic party spokesperson Joe GRANDMAISON - says people as yet unwilling to cast lot with Dukakis.] Questioning by Democrats of Dukakis' support reported [PEOPLE - comment on Dukakis.] [Ex-Carter aide Jody POWELL - discusses potential impact of another cand.'s victory in Iowa on Dukakis.] Impact of "Iowa bump" on New Hampshire vote reiterated; Edmund Muskie and Senator Edward Kennedy mentioned.
(Studio: Connie Chung ) Stmt. by President Reagan that he'll work with Congress on aid package for Nicaraguan Contras reported; defeat of Reagan proposal by House recalled. Report introduced.
(DC: Robin Lloyd) Reagan's continued support for Contra reported; details given. Mtg. of White House aides and Contra fund leader reported [Lynn Francis BOUCHEY - says officials encouraged him.] Denials by aides that they encouraged Bouchey or dealt with John Singlaub, who is trying to solicit Contra aid from foreign ntns. [SINGLAUB - comments.] [Senator George MITCHELL - says will urge White House not to take steps similar to those that lead to Iran/Contra affair.]
(Studio: Connie Chung ) Dispute between Secretary of State George Shultz and Senate Democrats reported threatening early ratification of US-USSR INF treaty; threat by Senators Sam Nunn and Robert Byrd to delay ratification noted. Report introduced.
(Munich, West Germany: John Dancy) Impact of INF treaty between USSR -US on NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) featured; details given, scenes shown from annual armed forces conference [Senator John GLENN - says wants to dispel NATO fears.] Status of nuclear weapons in Europe detailed. Question of negotiations between West Germany's Helmut Kohl and USSR on short-range nuclear weapons noted. [KOHL - (thru translator) discusses nuclear arms.] Options open to Europe of either negotiating with Soveits or building up NATO mentioned. [Senator Joseph BIDEN - says sees no support for buildup of conventional weapons in Europe.] [Senator Dan QUAYLE - calls for conventional buildup by NATO.]
(Studio: Connie Chung ) Announcement by Israel of plans to build new settlements on West Bank reported; renewal of violence between soldiers and Palestinians in area reported; scenes shown.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Tom Pettit) Response of Iowans and president cands. to issue of aid to Nicaragua Contras featured; details given, scenes shown. [Vice President George BUSH, Senator Robert DOLE, Jesse JACKSON, Senator Paul SIMON, Governor Michael DUKAKIS, Representative Richard GEPHARDT - campaign for or against Contra aid.] [Episcopal priest, Iowan Suzanne PETERSON - discusses Contra issue.] Role of Iowa churches in opposition to Contra funding reported [IOWANS - discuss Contra aid.] Support for aid to Contras by Iowa Representative Fred Grandy reported [GRANDY - comments.] Ad campaign by those opposing Contra aid to change Grandy's mind shown. [PETERSON - comments of Grandy's vote during House vote on Contra aid.]