This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) "Super Tuesday" discussed. Vermont primary results given; cands. Michael Dukakis and Jesse Jackson reported finishing first and second, respectively. Vice President George Bush reported winning Republican Vermont primary with Robert Dole following. Bush campaign featured. Report introduced.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Lisa Myers) Bush shown campaign Dole mentioned attacking Bush on issue advisor once noted would be used in desperation. Dole ad about the Iran/Contra scandal shown. [DOLE - comments on Iran/Contra scandal.] Dole quoted with regard to Bush's record. Dole aide quoted with regard to Dole south strategy. Bush noted competing with Pat Robertson for fundamentalist votes. [BUSH - says accepts Jesus as Savior.] Bush's book with regard to moral issues noted being rushed through presses. [BUSH - urges return to moral values.] Bush aides quoted. Dole aide quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Tampa, Florida: Dennis Murphy) [DUKAKIS - attacks Richard Gephardt's tax views.] [GEPHARDT - attacks Dukakis.] Gephardt's Populist message mentioned being favored in South [Albert GORE - asks Gephardt about President Reagan's tax reform bill.] [Jimmy CARTER - endorses Gephardt.] Jackson shown campaign Jackson expected to win major victory on "Super Tuesday" Jackson's strategy featured. Gore's TV ad shown. [GEPHARDT - campaigns.] Gephardt's funding problems discussed. Dukakis' problems in South outlined. "Super Tuesday" campaign noted tiring for cands. [GEPHARDT - tells Gore sounds like Alexander Haig.] [GORE - says sounds like Richard Nixon.] [JACKSON - chides candidates not to resort to bickering.] TV ad blitz noted to begin as last efforts for "Super Tuesday."
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Pat Robertson reported producing evidence supporting claim that USSR missiles remain in Cuba; details given. Robertson reported dropping libel suit against ex-Representative Pete McCloskey. Robertson quoted. McCloskey's claim that Robertson's father, then United States Senator, used influence to remove son from active duty list during Korean war recalled.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Reagan reported placing Panama on list of countries that haven't done enough to arrest flow of drugs into US. Afghanistan, Iran, and Syria noted also on list. Reagan's action noted having little impact upon countries' future attempts to rectify situation.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega's drug indictments and subsequent events in country recalled. Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: Ed Rabel) Noriega's forces shown meeting opposition protests with gunfire and tear gas in Panama City; details given, scenes shown. Mil. noted also closing independent radio station General strike noted not paralyzing econ. enough to drive Noriega out ofpower. Noriega's supporters shown chanting that United States behind strike. Nation's poor mentioned mostly supportive of Noriega. National Assembly salaries given; group's ousting of President Eric Arturo Delvalle recalled. Noriega's childhood detailed. Panamanian poor noted believing Noriega shares similar heritage. Panamanian army featured; military's support of Noriega emphasized. Experts quoted with regard to general strike's inability to handle situation.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Reagan reported arriving in Brussels, Belgium, to meet with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) leaders Tentative Moscow, USSR , summit with general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev mentioned. Reagan quoted with regard to limitations of strategic weapons with USSR and United States troops staying in Europe as long as wanted; scenes shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Secretary of State George Shultz shown meeting with Jordan's King Hussein I in London, England, prior to flight to Brussels, Belgium. US officials noted asserting President Reagan may send Shultz back to Mideast after NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Colonel William Higgins' kidnappers reported releasing message asserting Higgins will be tried for espionage charges on behalf of Palestinians. Pro-Iranian group "oppressed on earth" noted warning United States not to attempt rescue operation.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Negligence lawsuit against "Soldier of Fortune" magazine reported going to jury in Houston, Texas. Report introduced.
(Houston, Texas: Jim Cummins) Robert Black, Junior, reported on Texas death row for hiring hit man to murder wife Sandra Black in '85. Black noted answering hit man John Wayne Hearn's advertisement in "Soldier of Fortune" magazine Hearn's ad shown on screen. Sandra Black's mother and son reported filing suit in federal court; charges against magazine listed. Pub. Robert Brown noted denying charges. Brown's attorney quoted. Family's attorney quoted. Ruling's important discussed. Newspaper editor quoted. [Society of Pro. Journalists spokesperson Bruce SANFORD - comments on case.] Profits from classified ads. discussed.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Attorney General Edwin Meese's fins. reported being investigated. Senator staff members reported asserting Meese's financial advisor West Franklyn Chinn invested more money than Meese had in account and gave him profits possibly belonging to other clients. Senator Carl Levin reported requesting Govt. Ethics Ofc. to rule whether or not Meese received profits as illegal gifts.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) General Accounting Office reported cocaine most visible target of US' war on drugs. Several members of Congress noted charging Reagan administration not doing enough to arrest flow of drugs into US.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Studio: John Chancellor) New York City Mayor Ed Koch quoted with regard to international drug trade. "For. demon" drug theory discussed. United States noted world's largest illegal drug market Marijuana and synthetic drugs mentioned. Problem noted being insatiable American appetite for drugs.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Surgeon General C. Everett Koop reported concerned with regard to spread of AIDS among sexually active teens. Koop quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) FBI reported being charged with racism and discrimination. Report introduced.
(DC: Lucky Severson) FBI agents noted investigating charges of racial discrimination during civil rights movement of '60's; scenes shown from Selma, Alabama, in '65. J. Edgar Hoover's FBI reported riddled with racial bigotry. Minority agent Bernardo Matt Perez' lawsuit against FBI featured. No Hispanic agents noted holding field office positions. [PEREZ - says is embarrassed to have to openly confront problems.] Black agent Don. Rochon's charges in other lawsuit against FBI discussed. Rochon noted transferred to Omaha, Nebraska, field office in '83 where he suffered racial harassment and discrimination. [ROCHON - explains racially offensive jokes made at his expense.] Rochon's transfer to Chicago, Illinois, office detailed. Copy shown of death threat Rochon received. [ROCHON - says was concerned when received life insurance and dismemberment policy in mail.] Agent responsible for forged policy, Gary Miller, noted being lightly reprimanded by FBI. [ROCHON - says Miller's co-workers paid his salary, making suspension for death threats and forgery a vacation.] FBI noted refusing comment on matters. [FBI director William SESSIONS - says won't tolerate racism.] [PEREZ - describes situation.] Perez noted claiming Hispanics given most dangerous assignments without promotion benefits. '86 Miami, Florida, shoot-out recalled; scenes shown. Perez quoted with regard to promotion denials. [PEREZ - says feels like abused child.] Rochon noted awaiting Justice Department's conclusion of three-yr. investigation.