This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) White House conference on drug abuse featured. Educ. Secretary William Bennett reported proposing United States military be used to eradicate drug ctrs. in Latin American Report introduced.
(DC: Fred Francis) Bennett's proposal noted made on premise that war on drugs already lost. [BENNETT - explains proposition.] '86 Bolivian operation mentioned; scenes shown. Pentagon role outlined. White House officials noted asserting Bennett's speech trial balloon. [New York City Mayor Ed KOCH - comments on situation.] Mil. drug eradication plan illustration Customs officials reported requesting government allow armed planes just as Coast Guard has firearm capability. Pentagon officials quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) [In DC, BENNETT - denies proposal being trial balloon and discusses plan; urges stronger education programs but recognizes losing effort against drug traffickers; mentions Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United States reported ceasing payments for Panama Canal due to general Manuel Antonio Noriega situation. Request noted made by ousted president Eric Delvalle. Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: Dan Molina) Opposition in Panama reported becoming bolder; details given, scenes shown. Some banks noted honoring general strike. [Panamanian ambassador Juan SOSA - comments on Panama Canal payments being put into escrow.] Impact of action discussed. [Panamanian economy Guillermo CHAPMAN - comments on impact upon economy] Strategy discussed.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Miami, Florida, sources' report that billions being withdrawn from Panama's banks noted. Federal judge reported preventing New York City bank from transferring millions of Panamanian government money to Noriega's personal account
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Reagan reported receiving NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) support for further arms reduction negotiations with USSR . Report introduced.
(Brussels, Belgium: Chris Wallace) Reagan's assurances to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) leaders quoted. [REAGAN - criticizes excessive USSR military presence in Europe.] USSR 's European show of conventional arms discussed; details given, scenes shown. [NSC spokesperson Colin POWELL - comments on difficulties of negotiating conventional arms reductions.] NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit noted emphasizing unity. Reagan quoted. [REAGAN - says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) agreeing on everything.] [POWELL - comments on expected differences of opinion within NATO.] Short-range nuclear weapons noted topic of debate. West Germany's Chancellor Helmut Kohl quoted. Great Britain's Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher quoted. [Italy's Prime MIN. - says mtg. was boring.] NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) noted supporting Reagan's Moscow, USSR , summit.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Brussels, Belgium: John Cochran) United States F-16 jets noted stationed in Italy after being ejected from Spain. Other allies reported not helping US. [Representative Pat SCHROEDER - comments on F-16s' role in Europe.] Cost of defending NATO discussed. [Senator Carl LEVIN - says United States paying more than should to protect NATO.] West German officials quoted with regard to cost incurred by United States military operations in their country [Pol. analyst Thomas ENDERS - questions United States reliability.] President Reagan's actions during '86 Iceland summit recalled. [Royal Institution for Defense Captain David BOLTON - comments on situation.] French-W. German brigade noted formed outside NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) jurisdiction. British mentioned collaborating with French on cruise missile project. Reagan's lame duck status noted. Next pres.'s role with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies discussed.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United Nations reported urging United States not to close PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) mission office in NYC; details given. Israel noted voting against resolution while US abstained.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Pat Robertson's lawyers announcing client maintaining father Willis Robertson didn't keep son from active duty during Korean war. Ex- Representative Pete McCloskey mentioned. Robertson quoted with regard to lawsuit. [McCLOSKEY - says doesn't like being called liar.] Robertson's lawyers quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Cand. Richard Gephardt featured. Report introduced.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Bob Kur) Gephardt shown campaign [GEPHARDT - campaigns.] Gephardt's television ads. shown. Michael Dukakis reported irritated by Gephardt's Populist theme. [DUKAKIS - attacks Gephardt.] Dukakis TV ad attacking Gephardt's association with Pol. Action Cmtes. (PACs) shown. Gephardt noted accepting more campaign funds from large corps. than any other Democratic candidate [GEPHARDT - defends PACs.] [Dukakis supporter Norman MANETTA - criticizes Gephardt.] Gephardt's changes on issues illustration Gephardt's critics quoted. Friend reported claiming Gephardt looks like Ron Howard, speaks like Huey "Kingfish" Long and thinks like Lyndon Johnson.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) American aspirin companies reported agreeing to stop advertising that drug reduces heart attack risks. Federal study with regard to aspirin link to reduced attacks recalled. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) spokesperson quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Studio: John Chancellor) War on drugs in United States claimed being lost. US' mistakes listed; number of Americans addicted to drugs given. Moral degradation in pols. and society noted reason for loss of war on drugs; details given. Applicable quote stated.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Bob Dotson) Record collector Helen Reitzel reported operating jukebox service for local bars; details given, scenes shown. [Voice of REITZEL - dedicates songs.] People shown requesting songs. No. of records in collection given. Reitzel's father noted beginning collection when she was child. [REITZEL - says when she dies put records on grave instead of flowers.] Reitzel shown playing records.