This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Interviews with Mikhail Gorbachev in "Newsweek" and "Washington Post" reported Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Sandy Gilmour) Gorbachev interviews featured; details given of "Washington Post" publisher Katherine Graham's impressions of Gorbachev, scenes shown. Gorbachev's references to Jesus Christ in his interviews quoted. Gorbachev's stmts. on arms control, President Reagan, SDI/Star Wars, "perestroika" quoted. [On "Meet the Press", Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - discusses opposition to Gorbachev.] Demonstration by Armenians in Moscow shown. [On "This Wk.", Secretary of State George SHULTZ - discusses language of arms control agreements.] Gorbachev's hopes for joint US-USSR flight to Mars noted.
(Studio: John Dancy) Return of evangelist Jimmy Swaggart to pulpit reported
(Baton Rouge, LA: Steve Delaney) Reasons for Swaggart's return prior to date set by Assemblies of God church reported; scenes shown. [SWAGGART - jokes about water break during sermon.] [On February 21, SWAGGART - confesses sins.] [Today, voice of SWAGGART - preaches.] Fin. problems of Swaggart's ministry reported [National Relig. Bdcstrs. Association president Jerry ROSE - doubts ministry will survive intact.]
(Studio: John Dancy) Shootings, poisonings and fires by Laurie Dann in Winnetka, Illinois, prior to her suicide reviewed; church services for victims and families shown.
(Studio: John Dancy) Stmt. by Secretary of State George Shultz that United States is considering dropping drug chgs. against Panama's general Manuel Noriega if he will relinquish power reported
(Studio: John Dancy) Israel reported allowing Palestinian children to return to school in Israeli-occupied territories. Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv, Israel: Martin Fletcher) Israel policy towards Palestinian schools featured; scenes shown of soldiers searching schools. [PALESTINIAN - says soldiers won't be allowed to enter village.] Claims by several Palestinians that Israeli soldiers attacked them reported [PALESTINIAN - (thru translator) describes beating.]
(Studio: John Dancy) Likelihood of Syrian troops moving into suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon, to try to halt fighting between rival Palestinian factions reported
(Studio: John Dancy) Replacement of Janos Kadar as Hungarian Communist party leader by Prime Min. Karoly Grosz reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: John Dancy) Hand grenade attack on blacks attending political rally in Soweto, South Africa, reported; details given.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) President Reagan's trip to USSR for Moscow summit said to be first president visit to USSR in 14 years Report introduced.
(DC: Andrea Mitchell) Nature of US-USSR diplomacy reviewed; scenes shown of Soviet leaders Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev and Mikhail Gorbachev. [Ex-Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER - discusses Reagan's need for unsentimental approach to Sovs.] Reagan's stmts. about Gorbachev recalled. [REAGAN - comments.] [KISSINGER - says Sovs. won't be swayed by personality of transitory US pres.] [White House chief of staff Howard BAKER - says Reagan will be realistic.] Experts feelings about Gorbachev's evaluations of Reagan explained; details given of near-disaster for United States at Reykjavik summit. [BAKER - explains incident at Washington, DC summit in which Reagan asked Gorbachev to autograph baseball and thus gained control of summit proceedings.] Governor Michael Dukakis' and Vice President George Bush's positions on idea that United States and USSR leaders should meet annually reported
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Reagan's plans to stop at Helsinki, Finland, on way to Moscow reported Report introduced.
(DC: John Cochran) Linking of Reagan's scheduled Helsinki speech to USSR human rights issues explained; scenes shown from 1975 of President Gerald Ford signing Helsinki accords on European security and cooperation by which West ntns. formally accepted existence of Soviet bloc in E. Europe. [Johns Hopkins Univ. Arthur HARTMAN - says Helsinki Agreement recognized factual situation.] Response of Soviet dissidents to Leonid Brezhnev's relaxation of restrictions as part of accords recalled; scenes shown; details given of cases of dissidents Andrei Sakharov and Anatoly Scharansky [SCHARANSKY - says practically all of us were arrested.] Change in policy allowing Soviet citizens, include Jews, to emigrate after USSR invasion of Afghanistan reported; scenes shown. Mtgs. of USSR and United States delegations, led by Max Kampelman, to grapple with issues in early 1980s recalled. [State Department counselor KAMPELMAN - says USSR used psychiatric hospitals as political punishment.] Changes in USSR policies after rise of Gorbachev detailed; scenes shown. [SCHARANSKY - discusses status of dissidents under Gorbachev.] Official United States report of human rights issues in USSR outlined on screen. [HARTMAN - says USSR can no longer say human rights issues are not US' business] Changing views of Helsinki Agreement reiterated.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Mikhail Gorbachev reported considering limit on length of term in power for Soviet leader
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Decision by Mikhail Gorbachev to open door to private enterprise in Soviet society reported; details given of private cooperative near Moscow, scenes shown. [Co-op director Alexander SMOLENSKI - (thru translator) explains own background.] Response of Moscow state-run building supply company noted. [Andrei ASAPOVICH - (thru translator) discusses quality of product] Display by private businesses shown; details given of private enterprise project that builds homes. [Co-op director Evgeny KOLODIN - (thru translator) discusses dealing with problems in venture.] Extent of financial rewards for private enterprise in USSR examined. [Moscow city council Alexander PANIN - (thru translator) discusses formula for private enterprise.] [Computer software maker Vladimir GANTAR - (thru translator) discusses interest in project.] [Busman. Vladimir YAKOLEV - (thru translator) discusses hunger for information in Soviet society.] USSR citizens' envy of United States energy and self-confidence and Gorbachev's efforts to instill these qualities in Sovs. detailed.