This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Surgeon General C. Everett Koop reported announcing that nicotine is adictive. Report introduced.
(DC: Robert Hager) California hsewife. Janice Gobel featured. [GOBEL - says tries to stop smoking.] Koop's report discussed. [KOOP - compares nicotine addiction to heroin and cocaine.] Blood nicotine levels illustration Koop quoted with regard to addictive nature of nicotine. Annual numbers of deaths caused by cocaine, heroin and smoking/nicotine compared. [Tobacco Institute spokesperson Brennan MORAN - rejects Koop's report] [Representative Henry WAXMAN - says tobacco industry is drug ring.] Bill reported introduced in Congress that would force tobacco companies to add addiction warnings to labels. Koop noted recommending that cigarettes not be sold to children and questioning whether business should have licenses to sell them. Koop quoted with regard to impact of smoking upon children.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) [In DC, ex-Health Secretary Joseph CALIFANO - says new legislature may be expected as result of Koop's report; says children should be protected from cigarette pushers; comments on failure of prohibiting alcohol; encourages parents to help children never begin smoking.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) 27 counts of murder reported filed against driver responsible for church bus crash in Kentucky. Report introduced.
(Radcliff, Kentucky) Witnesses quoted with regard to speed of driver Larry Mahoney's truck when hit bus head on. Mahoney's blood alcohol level given. [Carroll Cnty. prosecutor John ACKMAN - says wants death penalty.] Crash illustration and discussed. [Med. examiner Dr. George NICHOLS - says fire killed victims.] Bus noted not meeting federal safety standards. [Institution for Auto Safety spokesperson Brian O'NEILL - comments on bus safety.] Most victims noted students. [Principal Charlie JONES - comments on loss.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) San Francisco, California, cable car reported crashing into truck at stop light; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) IN Univ. basketball coach reported declining job offer from New Mexico Univ.; details given, Knight quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Carl Stern) Attorney General Edwin Meese reported firing press secretary Terry Eastland. [EASTLAND - comments on Meese.] Meese's chief speech writer, William Schambra reported resigning in protest to Eastland's dismissal. [MEESE - says it was necessary to fire Eastland.] Justice Department officials reported indicating that Meese was distressed with regard to cartoon depicting him as crooked. Eastland noted notconcerned with cartoons. Indep. council James McKay's critical report noted expected this month Ex-Justice Department officials Arnold Burns and William Weld mentioned giving unflattering testimony with regard to Meese. Eastland's frustration with regard to Meese's legal problems noted. [Ex-Justice Department official Gary McDOWELL - says Eastland's dismissal worst mistake Meese ever made.] Patrick Korten noted Eastland's replacement. [KORTEN - comments on new position.] Meese reported missing financial disclosure deadline and getting extension until June.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Supreme Court reported ruling that constitutional right to privacy not extended to discarded trash. Drug evidence reported found in garbage outside California man's home; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Prison siege reported ending in Stringtown, OK; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) E.F. Hutton reported pleading guilty to federal charges involving money-laundering scheme in Providence, Rhode Island. Fine levied against firm given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Reagan's economy task force reported making recommendations with regard to stock market; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Afghanistan's President Najibullah quoted with regard to USSR withdrawal from Kabul. Rebel forces noted ready to take over Jalalabad now that USSR troops are withdrawing. Report introduced.
(Afghanistan: Peter Kent) USSR soldiers noted subject of many photographers; details given, scenes shown. USSR general Boris Gromov shown maintaining composure during USSR national anthem. [GROMOV - (thru translator) comments on going home.] USSR soldier quoted with regard to troop withdrawal; scenes shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) White House officials quoted with regard to USSR troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Pope John Paul II reported arriving in Paraguay where President Alfredo Stroessner maintains dictatorship; scenes shown of Pope's arrival in Asuncion, Paraguay, details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Honduran ambassador to United States Rigoberto Regalado Lara reported arrested in Miami, Florida, for possession of cocaine; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Baseball star Joe Pepitone reported beginning drug sentence; details given, Pepitone quoted with regard to future plans.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Miami, Florida: Noah Nelson) Scenes shown from Dallas, Texas, robbery; criminals noted drug addicts. Houston, Texas, family shown learning father killed by robbers wanting money for drugs. [Broward Cnty. sheriff's department spokesperson Steve BERTICELLI - comments on callous violence resulting from desire for drugs.] [Crack cocaine ADDICT - says all he cares about is getting high.] Study results with regard to link between drug use and crime given. [Teen ADDICT - tells of prostituting self so he could buy drugs.] Anti-drug campaigns. noted enjoying limited success. [Recovered addict John GIORDANO - comments on cocaine addiction.] Giordano quoted with regard to reasons for wanting to kick habit. [Yale Univ. Dr. David MUSTO - says middle class rejecting drugs more than lower ones.] Inner city drug trade reported flourishing. [MAN - says just saying no is joke.] Scenes shown from crack hses. [ADDICT - comments on effects of drugs.] [MUSTO - comments on drug addiction and lower classes.] Promoting hope in inner cities noted tarnishing appeal for drugs. [WOMAN - tells why she's fighting against drugs.] [Teen ADDICT - begs judge to help her.]