This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Last summer's Northwest Airlines crash near Detroit, Michigan, recalled. Report introduced.
(DC: Robert Hager) National Trans. and Safety Bd.'s conclusions with regard to crash listed on screen and discussed. Investigators' computer-generated re-creation of crash shown. [Pilot's widow Allison MAUS - says it's easy to blame crash on dead man.] Bd.'s recommendations listed on screen.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Federal railroad officials reported citing drug use as cause of fatal train crash in New York last month Report introduced.
(NYC: Stan Bernard) Autopsies on train engineer, dispatcher and other empls. reported indicating drugs used while on duty. [Federal Railway Admin. John RILEY - comments on train empls.' drug use.] Riley noted urging random blood testing of railroad empls. [Metro-N. Commuter railroad spokesperson Susan GILBERT - says can't conduct random drug tests.] Federal Railway Admin. reported asserting commuters in danger.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Shipyard empls. in Gdansk, Poland, reported ending strike. Report introduced.
(Gdansk, Poland: Paul Miller) Solidarity leader Lech Walesa shown leading strikers' procession; details given, strikers quoted. Men noted rejecting pay increase because authorities refused to legalize Solidarity union. [Expert on Poland Lord BETHELL - says strike's end not victory for government] Strikers and families shown celebrating effort; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev reported admitting his perestroika policy causing turmoil in country Gorbachev quoted re: conservatives opposing reform. Gorbachev reported receiving letter from Andrei Sakharov and other intellectuals urging him to postpone Communist party conf.; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) White House official quoted with regard to ratification of INF treaty. Report introduced.
(DC: Chris Wallace) [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - says verification problems will be solved.] Senators reported delaying INF treaty debate until verification problems resolved. [Senator Robert BYRD - comments on treaty.] Senators reported claiming USSR reneging on verification provisions of treaty; details given, scenes shown. [Senator James EXON - comments on situation.] Secretary of State George Shultz and USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze reported meeting in Switzerland to discuss treaty problems; Shevardnadze quoted. White House officials' reasons for wanting treaty signed prior to Moscow summit given. [American Enterprise Institution spokesperson Richard PERLE - says administration rushed signing of treaty.] Senators quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) France's President Francois Mitterrand reported naming Michel Rocard new prime minister after Jacques Chirac resigned.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United States intelligence officials reported ascertaining that Laos government involved in trafficking heroin. Report introduced.
(DC: James Polk) Heroin bust featured; details of drug dealers working for Laos government given, scenes shown. [DEA spokesperson Robert STUTMAN - describes smugglers' conversations with regard to Laos government officials.] Prior to Laos connection, most heroin smuggled into United States noted coming from Burma and Thailand. [Federal prosecutor Andrew MALONEY - says Asians greedy.] State Department's drug report to President Reagan quoted on screen. United States government noted not stopping aid to Laos because of search for Vietnam MIAs.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report of yacht seizure in Key West, Florida, because of drugs found on board recalled. Yacht noted released after owner paid fine.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Wall Street firms reported discont. use of computerized index trading; last October's stock market crash recalled, firm spokesperson quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North reported refusing to give Congress investigators his diaries from Iran/Contra scandal. North noted invoking 5th Amendment through attorney Investigators noted attempting to link North to drug sales to aid Nicaraguan Contras.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Nancy Reagan's spokesperson quoted with regard to Reagans' astrological consultations. Report introduced.
(Studio: John Chancellor) Repercussions of Reagans' astrology ints. upon pres. discussed; details given. Reagan urged to publicly address questions. Embarrassment noted harming administration Ex-White House chief of staff Don. Regan mentioned.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Keith Morrison) [Democrat Patrick CADDELL - says presidental campaign boring until Reagans admitted to using astrology.] [Astrologer Maxine TAYLOR - says increase interest in astrology wonderful.] [Astrologer Irene HUGHES - says receiving more calls.] Local television station reported finding third of viewers believe in astrology. [HUGHES - says astrologer Sydney Omarr worked for armed forces in World War II.] [OMARR - says Franklin D. Roosevelt relied on astrology.] [San Francisco, California, ASTROLOGER - tells Nancy Williams when to make career change.] [Broker Ray MERRIMAN - says astrology works.] [Astrologer Neil MICKELSON - comments on work.] [MIT Dr. Eugene MALLOVE - discredits astrology.] [TAYLOR - predicts Republican will win campaign 88.] [HUGHES - says Democrat will win.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: John Hart) 100th birthday of American composer Irving Berlin featured; details of his life and work given, scenes from movies using his songs shown. Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles reported appearing at Carnegie Hall to celebrate Berlin's birthday. Berlin shown playing piano for Dinah Shore and Tony Martin. Berlin quoted with regard to marriage. Impact of "Alexander's Ragtime Band" discussed. Berlin's contributions to theater and film noted. Jerome Kern quoted with regard to Berlin.