This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Reagan reported sending United States envoy, Michael Kozak, back to Panama to work out deal with general Manuel Noriega. Report introduced.
(DC: Chris Wallace) [REAGAN - comments on situation.] Sources reported claiming that Vice President George Bush, White House chief of staff Howard Baker and Treasury Secretary James Baker opposing Reagan's plan to drop drug indictments against Noriega. Secretary of State George Shultz and national security advisor Colin Powell reported supporting Reagan's stance. Ousted President Eric Delvalle quoted on screen. [Panama ambassador Juan SOSA - comments on situation.] [Senator Robert DOLE - compares Noriega to Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini.] Some pols. noted agreeing with Reagan. [Representative Lee HAMILTON - says more important to get Noriega out of cntry.] White House officials quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reporter Brian Ross noted discovering that documents re: Noriega's illegal activities are missing. Report introduced.
(DC: Brian Ross) Documents noted brought to United States embassy in Panama City, Panama, by attorney working undercover for DEA. Documents noted corroborating testimony of drug pilot Floyd Carlton. Other missing documents discussed. US attys. reported ready to begin grand jury investigation with regard to missing documents. [Miami DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) administration Tom CASH - comments on investigation.] Authorities quoted with regard to situation.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Man claiming to be dying of AIDS reported hijacking Colombian airliner; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Winnetka, Illinois: Jim Cummins) Funeral for second grader Nicholas Corwin featured; details given, scenes shown. [CHILDREN - comment on fears.] Affluent Chicago suburb of Winnetka featured. [PARENT - comments on incident.] Residents reported concerned with regard to Laurie Dann's attack upon children. [Tom BEETER - comments on Dann.] Dann reported keeping hit list of people she wanted to kill and police noted finding food and beverages she had laced with arsenic. [Winnetka police chief Herbert TIMM - comments on investigation.] Gun shop owner quoted with regard to Dann's gun purchases. Ray and Ruth Andrew's son reported critically wounded by Dann. [Ray ANDREW - says tragedy national problem.] Corwin's mother's statement quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Conds. of Corwin's classmates given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Commission of political, civic and education leaders reported announcing that efforts to provide equal opportunity to minorities in United States moving backward and not forward. Commission noted urging new vision in affirmative action in US.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Jesse Jackson's economy plan outlined. Jackson noted pressuring Michael Dukakis to announce his own budget plan. Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Lisa Myers) Dukakis' agenda discussed. [DUKAKIS - campaigns.] Dukakis' stance on issues illustration [Democrat consultant Greg SCHNEIDERS - comments on Dukakis.] [DUKAKIS - comments on priorities.] Dukakis' goals and spending increases outlined on screen. [DUKAKIS - comments on plans and deficit.] Dukakis noted claiming would cut defense budget. [DUKAKIS - comments on tax increases] Dukakis' strategy outlined.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Av. price of family homes given; highest and lowest avs. across country illustration
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) USSR officials reported approving agenda for Communist party conf.; details given of glasnost's acceptance.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) USSR parliament reported approving INF treaty. Senator conservatives reported attaching amendments to treaty in effort to kill it. Report introduced.
(DC: John Dancy) Secretary of State George Shultz shown attempting to persuade Senators to ratify INF treaty. [Senator Malcolm WALLOP - comments on ratification.] Conservative opposition reported led by Senator Jesse Helms. [HELMS - says treaty dangerous and mentions Mikhail Gorbachev.] [SHULTZ - says ratification of treaty would help Moscow summit progress.] [HELMS - comments on President Reagan's horoscope.] Helms noted controlling situation.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced. (Fort Chaffee, Arkansas: Fred Francis) United States soldiers shown playing war games; details given. Soldiers shown dressed like USSR troops. [SOLDIERS - comment on performance.] [Brigadier General H.G. TAYLOR - comments on purpose of exercise.] Mock prisoner of war camp in Arkansas shown; details given. [SOLDIERS - refuse to give information to imitating USSR commander] Scenes shown from execution and rescue mission; details given of USSR methods. Pentagon noted spending millions on realistic training.