This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(W. Bank: Martin Fletcher) Death in Bethlehem of Moshe Katz, first Israeli soldier killed in Israeli-occupied territories reported; photos shown from Bethlehem of efforts to save wounded soldier. [Israeli defense minister Yitzhak RABIN -says security will prevail.] Scenes shown of Palestinians throwing stones. Israeli tactic of blowing up hses. of Palestinians attacking alleged Arab collaborators reported; scenes shown. [MAN - talks about Israeli closing of youth club.]
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Secretary of State George Shultz reported planning to return to Middle East for another peace mission.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Call by opposition to Manuel Noriega for general strike in Panama after he rejected United States offer of exile reported
(Panama City, Panama: Robin Lloyd) Plans for general strike featured; scenes shown of people stocking up on food and of anti-government protests. [On "Meet the Press", Secretary of State George SHULTZ - says Noriega has to leave soon.] Pro-government newspaper shown with headline proclaiming "The General Will Stay." [Official linked to Eric Delvalle, ambassador Juan SOSA - says Noriega not serious about negotiations.] Pilot who recently fled Panama reported telling US of flying plane loads of weapons from Cuba to Panama. [Augusto VILLALAZ - says Noriega will fight till death or capture.] Admin. officials reported stating Noriega still will prefer negotiated solution.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Situation in Nicaragua and Honduras reviewed. Report introduced.
(Tegucigalpa, Honduras: George Lewis) Training exercise for United States troops in Honduras reported; scenes shown. Potential uses for United States military forces in Honduras examined. President Reagan reported turning down Honduran request to transfer their troops to scene of fighting. [While visiting area, Representative G.V. MONTGOMERY - says not much chance of United States troops being drawn into combat.] [Representative Duncan HUNTER - says can't abandon Contras or someday United States will have to fight here.] [United States SOLDIER - comments on possibility of seeing action.] Contras reported seeing Nicaraguan government attack as surprise on eve of peace talks.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Peace talks inside Nicaragua between Contras and Sandinistas reported Report introduced.
(Managua, Nicaragua: Noah Nelson) Tomorrow's peace talks featured. [Nicaraguan deputy foreign minister Victor Hugo TINOCO - says we'll offer Contras chance to exchange bullets for ballots.] Claim by Sandinistas that President Reagan has exaggerated border tension between Nicaragua and Honduras reported [TINOCO - says Reagan is trying to get more money for Contras.] Contras reported feeling now they will get more United States aid. [Contra leader Alfredo CESAR - believes aid package will be in place soon.] [Contra leader Adolfo CALERO - says Sandinistas have made mistakes.] Expression of pessimism about outcome of talks by Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo reported
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Situation in El Salvador reviewed. Report introduced.
(San Salvador, El Salvador: Dan Molina) Voting in elecs. in El Salvador despite warnings of violence from guerrillas reported; details given, scenes shown of terrorist activities of rebels. Possible impact of elecs. on President Jose Napoleon Duarte's party detailed. [Opposition party leader Roberto d'AUBUISSON - (thru translator) says people should vote.] Presence of US Congress, include Representative John Murtha, at elecs. reported [Senators Christopher BOND, Richard LUGAR - comment on elecs.] [WOMAN - (thru translator) says we came to vote because we want peace.] Scenes shown of voting.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Great Britain Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's comments on murder of British soldiers in North Ireland reported Report introduced.
(Belfast, North Ireland: Stephen Frazier) Yesterday's murder of two British soldiers during funeral here reported; scenes shown of Protestant funeral in Muckross. [Saint John's Church Reverend Gordon ROYCROFT - calls IRA band of murderers.] [In Saint Agnes Church, Reverend Tom TONER - says we can't condone these murders.] Scenes shown of incident involving angry Catholics attacking British soldiers' car. [Priest Reverend Alex REID - says tried to keep soldier alive until ambulance came.] Priest reported pulled away from wounded soldier by mob; photograph shown. Police search for bomb on church grounds shown.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Impact of changes by Mikhail Gorbachev on communist E. Europe reported Report introduced.
(Budapest, Hungary: Peter Kent) Problems E. European people have in grasping new reforms featured; scenes shown of farm region in Bulgaria. [Bulgarian retiree Nikolenka CHERVENYASKA - (thru translator) says reform might be better.] Residents of Sofia reported now able to view news displays at United States Information Agency building; scenes shown. [WOMAN - says open discussion is good.] [Econ. Ivan ENGELOV - says we are beginning first steps of corps. acting on principles of self-government] Hungary reported beginning such reforms earlier; details given of higher standard of living and more open society; scenes shown. Current economy problems in Hungary detailed. [United States Ambassador Mark PALMER - says investment mistakes have been made in Hungary.] Use of Western-style reforms to solve economy problems examined. [WOMAN - (thru translator) says spends all of pension on food.] [Hungarian deputy prime minister Peter MEDGYESSI - says economy sacrifices must be made.] Other E. bloc countries reported watching Hungary's experiment in unknown area of political and economy reform.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Arrival of USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze in United States for mtgs. with President Reagan to prepare for upcoming summit reported
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(Port Saint Lucie, Florida: Robert Lipsyte) Changes in baseball spring training ballparks in Florida featured; scenes shown from Boardwalk and Baseball theme park. [Boardwalk and Baseball spokesperson Richard HOWARD - explains why people come here.] Kansas City Royals team reported coming to Boardwalk and Baseball for spring training. [Author Roger ANGELL - criticizes Royals' shift from old ballpark to theme park.] Linking of baseball and real estate deals throughout Florida reported [Saint Lucie Cnty. commissioner Jack KRIEGER - says spring training is big business] Impt. of baseball diamonds to Florida development detailed. [Tom WEITZ - explains development project.] [KRIEGER - talks about baseball and business expansion in Florida.] [New York Mets co-owner Fred WILPON - discusses deal.] Contrast of old and new spring training camps noted; scenes shown. ["Miami Herald" writer Peter RICHMOND - says hates new ballparks.]