This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Connie Chung) Attorney General Edwin Meese reported resisting pressure to resign because of investigations and resignations of top Justice Department officials. President Reagan noted maintaining Meese's innocence while bipartisan Congress leaders attack Meese. Report introduced.
(DC: Chris Wallace) [MEESE - says all is well in Justice Department] Pressure for Meese's resignation noted mounting. [Representative Charles SCHUMER - says Americans can't trust Meese.] [Senator Dennis DeCONCINI - predicts Meese's resignation.] Senator Robert Byrd quoted with regard to Meese. [Senator Arlen SPECTER - fears scandal's repercussions upon Justice Department] [REAGAN - praises Meese.] Reagan aides quoted with regard to Meese. [Ex-Reagan aide David GERGEN - describes President' relationship with Meese.] Some White House officials noted hoping Meese would resign. Meese scandal noted becoming campaign '88 issue. [Jesse JACKSON - criticizes Meese.] [Vice President George BUSH - says Justice Department has to be above reproach.] Meese noted meeting with White House chief of staff Howard Baker. Meese noted remaining in office
(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(DC: Carl Stern) Criminal division chief William Weld reported asserting he resigned primarily because of Meese's relationship to E. Robert Wallach. Problems Wallach caused for Meese illustration and discussed. Special prosecutor James McKay's investigation mentioned. Wife Ursula Meese noted being investigated for means by which she attained position with Multiple Sclerosis Society in DC. [Multiple Sclerosis Society attorney James BIERBOWER - defends Ursula Meese's job with foundation] Meese noted being questioned and investigated throughout tenure as Attorney General Indep. prosecutor Jacob Stein reported declining comment on Meese's character or ethical standards. Meese noted also criticized for questionable fin. dealings and giving Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North opportunity to shred government documents during Iran/Contra scandal. Justice Department resignees quoted.
(Studio: Connie Chung) television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart reported defying national Assemblies of God leaders by resuming preaching next month Report introduced.
(Baton Rouge, LA: Kenley Jones) Swaggart's attorney William Treeby's statement discussed. [TREEBY - says Swaggart has own interpretation of church constitution and laws.] [On March 24, 1987, SWAGGART - comments on what punishment Jim Bakker should be given.] [First Assembly of God spokesperson Ansley ORFILA - says ministry will suffer if Swaggart doesn't preach for year] Ministry empls. noted being laid off and construction at complex halted. [Son Donnie SWAGGART - urges viewers to donate money.] Bdcst. success noted depending upon Swaggart's presence. television stations reported hesitant to broadcast Swaggart's programs if he withdraws from Assemblies of God church. [National Relig. Bdcstrs. association spokesperson Jerry ROSE - says Swaggart shouldn't have defied church leaders] Swaggart quoted.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Michael Dukakis' victory over Jesse Jackson in Connecticut primary discussed. Cands.' delegate counts illustration Jackson noted meeting in DC with Democratic party leaders Report introduced.
(DC: Ken Bode) Jackson quoted with regard to raising comfort levels of Washington, DC Democratic leaders [JACKSON - says trying to broaden support.] Ex- Defense Secretary Clark Clifford mentioned attending; details given, scenes shown. [Ex- Johnson aide Ben WATTENBERG - says reporters not asking Jackson tough questions with regard to support for Fidel Castro and other anti-American leaders] [Ex-Democrat chairperson John WHITE - comments on Jackson.] [Senator Albert GORE - criticizes Jackson.] [CLIFFORD - praises Jackson and comments on Jackson's defense views.] Jackson noted to undergo more intense scrutiny from press and other politicians. Jackson's campaign strategy outlined.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Kerner Commission members reported meeting for reunion after 20 years in Memphis, Tennessee. Commission noted maintaining assertion that United States moving toward separate black and white societies.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Palestinian dead and injured tolls given from "Land Day" protests in occupied Israel. Report introduced.
(Taibe, Israel: Martin Fletcher) Failure of Israeli restriction policy to control violence discussed; details given, scenes shown. Israeli Arabs noted supporting Palestinian uprising. Older Arabs noted having to subdue younger ones' attempt to wave PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) flag at protest. [Israeli ARABS - express support for Palestinians.] Police noted closing Arab press organization [Mbr. of parliament Geula COHEN - says isn't for freedom of press.] Israeli government reported being urged to employment tougher measures to quell uprising.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Israeli ambassador to United Nations Benjamin Netanyahu reported resigning due to incidents such as Secretary of State George Shultz's meeting with American Palestinians. Netanyahu quoted.
(Studio: Connie Chung) American corporations reported paying millions to Panamanian government in taxes. General Manuel Antonio Noriega reported now able to meet military payroll. Grocery stores shown opening in Panama City; details given of general strike's failure. Banks noted scheduled to open.
(Studio: Connie Chung) House of Representatives reported approving humanitarian aid package for Contras and children victimized by war. Vote count given.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Senate Foreign Relations Committee reported recommending ratification of INF treaty. Committee's vote count given. Senators Jesse Helms and Larry Pressler noted voting against ratification. Senate debate with regard to treaty noted to begin next month
(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Studio: John Chancellor) President Reagan's loyalty to Attorney General Edwin Meese discussed. Meese noted embarrassing Reagan administration with scandals. "San Diego Union" article quoted with regard to situation. Meese's questionable ethical behavior noted harming Justice Department and Republican party. Meese urged to resign.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Experts reported disagreeing as to whether or not alcoholism is disease. Report introduced.
(NYC: Robert Bazell) Alcoholic/basketball player Chris Mullen featured. [MULLEN - comments on getting treatment.] [On "Donahue", Suzanne SOMERS - introds. family of recovering alcoholics.] Some medical authorities noted beginning to reconsider whether alcoholism is disease or a problem behavior. American Medical Association noted calling alcoholism disease in 1956. Small number of researchers noted disagreeing. [Psychologist Stanton PEELE - comments on alcoholism as problem behavior.] Alcoholics Anonymous discussed. Med. data noted never substantiating assertion that alcoholism disease. Possible hereditary nature of alcoholism discussed. [Psychiatrist Dr. Marc SCHUCKIT - comments on inheriting disease.] Schuckit's experiment featured; details given, scenes shown. [SCHUCKIT - comments on children of alcoholics.] British doctors noted maintaining drinking choice not disease. [Psychiatrist Dr. Robin MURRAY - compares drinking to smoking.] Alcohol treatment industry featured. [National Council on Alcoholism spokesperson Tom SEESSEL - comments on treatment if alcoholism not considered disease.] Compulsive Shoppers Anonymous compared to Alcoholics Anonymous. [PEELE - asks if compulsive gambling inherited.] Other behaviors such as compulsive eating, gambling and shopping compared to alcoholism.