This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Dennis Murphy) Cand. Paul Simon shown campaign Cand. Richard Gephardt shown campaign [GEPHARDT - thanks Iowa citizens.] Cand. Michael Dukakis shown campaign [DUKAKIS - commends Iowa.] campaign. orgs. featured on caucus day. [Pol. analyst Bob BECKEL - comments on caucus day.] Impact of caucus day upon president campaigns. discussed.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Cands. Robert Dole, Pat Robertson, and Vice President George Bush mentioned. Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Lisa Myers) Dole shown campaign [DOLE - says would do anything for farmers' votes and urges opponents to stay home.] Bush shown campaign on college campuses. [BUSH - urges voting.] [BUSH - speaks to Dole supporters.] [Dole AIDE - calls voters.] [Pierre du PONT - says needs to finish ahead of Jack Kemp.] Kemp shown campaign Robertson's vote count center shown. [ROBERTSON - says doesn't trust Bush staff.] Bush noted leaving for New Hampshire.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw; Des Moines, Iowa: Ken Bode) Iowa's impact on remaining campaign emphasized. Difficulty in predicting winner mentioned. Bush noted nervous about Robertson's support.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev reported setting date for withdrawal from Afghanistan. Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Sandy Gilmour) USSR News reported interrupting movie to announce tentative withdrawal from Afghanistan; war's background given, scenes shown. Gorbachev quoted. Gorbachev noted attempting to insure US cessation of aid to Afghan Moslem rebels. Gorbachev reported agreeing to withdraw only if Pakistan &Afghanistan reach approved peaceful settlement. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - says United States cautious.] Gorbachev noted claiming USSR not concerned with type of government Afghans ultimately choose. UN mediator Diego Cordovez mentioned arriving in Kabul, Afghanistan. Gorbachev quoted regarding reception of those arriving from war.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) reported testing SDI/Star Wars with Delta rocket launch in Cape Canaveral, Florida; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reagan administration reported denying Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega's accusations that United States pressured him to help plan invasion of Nicaragua. Noriega reported claiming Admiral John Poindexter attempted to enlist aid. Noriega's drug-smuggling indictments mentioned. Report introduced. (DC: John Cochran) Some Americans reported being concerned about United States soldiers' safety in Panama. [US Army (ret.) General Paul GORMAN - comments on Noriega's hostility.] Noriega's attys. and ambassador shown attending Senator hearings. [Noriega attorney Neal SONNETT - comments on Noriega's feelings.] Noriega's interview with "60 Mins." recalled; Noriega quoted on screen regarding Poindexter's alleged threats. White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater quoted on screen. [Vice President George BUSH - says Noriega lying.] Noriega noted telling NBC News in 1986 he had been commended by United States government for anti-drug efforts. [Voice of Senator John KERRY - asks convicted drug smuggler Leigh Ritch about Noriega's drug smuggling.] [RITCH - says Noriega involved in drug smuggling.] Senator hearings reported attempting to prove Reagan administration was cognizant of Noriega's drug activities but remained silent because of usefulness to CIA.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Contra leaders reported postponing further cease-fire talks with Sandinistas due to Congress's failure to allocate more Contra aid.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) International commission of historians reported announcing they found no evidence President Kurt Waldheim committed Nazi war crimes, but concealed what he knew. Commission shown delivering report to Austrian foreign ministry in Vienna. For. ministry noted successfully demanding commission remove stmts. regarding Waldheim's "moral guilt." Waldheim reported appearing on national Austrian television and declaring commission found him innocent of war crimes.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Palestinians reported shot by Israeli troops in West Bank, Israel. United Nations officials quoted regarding Palestinian teenager who was beaten to death. Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv, Israel: Stephen Frazier) Palestinian mother shown mourning son's death in Gaza, Israel. [WOMAN - (thru translator) describes how soldiers broke into home and beat son to death.] Body of Iyad Aqel mentioned found hrs. later. Army noted denying any beatings. United Nations spokesperson quoted. Recent upsurge in violence discussed; details given, scenes shown of troubles in Jerusalem. Oil barrel wall shown being built around community to ensure curfew observance. [American fact-finding delegation member Antonio RODRIGO - condemns Israel's oppressive measures.] Death toll given. Israeli army's stance outlined.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Ex-White House aide Lyn Nofziger's defense reported resting without being called to testify on own behalf; details given of illegal lobbying trial.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Studio: John Chancellor) Iowa caucuses' impact upon president election discussed; details given. Edmund Muskie, Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, Ron Reagan, Gerald Ford, and George Bush discussed in Iowa context. Iowa winners noted seldom winning president election
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Michael Dukakis' Iowa campaign manager Teresa Vilmain featured; details given, scenes shown. [Dukakis AIDE - describes Vilmain.] Vilmain mentioned being Gary Hart's campaign manager [VILMAIN - comments on work.] Richard Gephardt's Iowa campaign manager Steve Murphy featured. [Gephardt AIDE - describes Murphy.] Murphy and Vilmain noted friends. [MURPHY - comments on competition with Vilmain.] Murphy and Vilmain mentioned working for Senator Edward Kennedy in 1980. [MURPHY - reacts to Paul Simon's negative TV ads.] [Gephardt supporter Don AVENSON - responds to Simon's accusations.] [VILMAIN - phones another aide.] Dukakis ad shown. [VILMAIN - comments on pols.] [GEPHARDT - comments on workers.] Vilmain and Murphy called "political gypsies."
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Iowa caucuses coverage discussed.