This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(DC: James Polk) Leaking of story to "New York Times" that Attorney General Edwin Meese changed his story about areas under investigation reported [On radio address, President REAGAN - defends Meese.] Details given about Meese's changing stories about Mideast oil pipeline and about helping friend E. Robert Wallach on Wedtech Corporation contract. Indep. cnsl.'s report about Meese quoted. Documents referring to Middle East oil pipeline deal quoted and shown; issue of payments to Israeli foreign minister Shimon Peres detailed. Possible Justice Department review of Meese's ethical conduct noted.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Collapse of department store roof in Brownsville, Texas, on Thursday recalled. Report introduced.
(Brownsville, Texas: Kenley Jones) Rescue efforts in Brownsville shown. [Rescue worker Monte JENKINS - describes heat.] [Police department spokesperson Dean POOS - describes using dogs to search for bodies.] Removal of bodies shown. Efforts to find out reasons for collapse noted; details given of effects of "ponding," when rainfall gathers on flat roofs. [Structural engineer Joe COLACO - discusses collapsing due to ponding.] [Tax assessor Cameron CROMACK - comments.]
(Studio: Connie Chung) Problems for farmers in Midwest despite today's rainfall reported Report introduced.
(NYC: Jennifer McLogan) Presence of smog in heat-stricken E. and Midwest featured; details given of health effects on people of ozone air pollution during heat waves. [WORKERS - discuss heat.] Pollution problems in Washington, DC and Chicago, Illinois, noted. [EPA spokesperson Don CLAY - says air pollution harms lungs.] Smog problems in other major cities detailed; scenes shown. Creation of ozone explained; diagram shown; "greenhse. effect" described. [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) scientist Dr. David RIND - discusses predicted temperature changes.] Impact of drought noted; scenes shown of railroad deliveries replacing stalled barges on Mississippi River
(Studio: Connie Chung) Chgs. by opposition parties of fraud in Mexico's elecs. reported Report introduced.
(Mexico City, Mexico: Dan Molina) Results of Mexico's elecs. examined; details given of results announced by majority party, scenes shown. [Opposition cand. Manuel CLOUTHIER - says Carlos Salinas de Gortari's party is trying to fix elecs.] Claim by opposition candidate Cuauhtemoc Cardenas that he is ahead noted.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Fire reported still raging on oil rig that exploded 3 days ago in North Sea; arrival of oil firefighter Red Adair noted. Report introduced.
(Aberdeen, Scotland: Martin Fletcher) Current status of fire on oil rig reported; scenes shown. Question of safety on oil rigs discussed; scenes shown from amateur video of oil rig before explosion. [Occidental Petroleum Corp. spokesperson John BRADING - says today company would not build housing area out of wood.] [Occidental Petroleum Corporation executive vice president David MARTIN - says living qtrs. were too close to danger point.] Safety measures shown. [BRADING - says this accident will accelerate changes.]
(Studio: Connie Chung) Possible announcement by USSR at Warsaw Pact conference of troop pullout from Hungary reported; details given; Mikhail Gorbachev, NATO mentioned.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Declaration by Communist party that Nikolai Bukharin has been rehabilitated as part of Mikhail Gorbachev's efforts to clear names of Joseph Stalin's victims reported; shooting of Bukharin on chgs. of espionage by Stalin recalled.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Stmt. by Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak that Iran shares responsibility for downing of Iranian passenger jet by United States Navy over Persian Gulf reported Report introduced.
(DC: Jim Miklaszewski) Sorting out of data on shooting down of plane featured; details given of inaccuracies of data originally presented last Sunday, diagrams shown. [On July 3, joint chiefs of staff chairperson William CROWE - says plane was outside commercial air corridor.] [On July 5, Pentagon spokesperson Dan HOWARD - expresses confusion.] [On July 6, Senator Sam NUNN - says plane was in normal corridor.] Discussion of "details" reported [Ex-Defense Secretary Robert McNAMARA - says first reports on military incidents were invariably wrong because of stress of situation.] Accts. of Iraqi missile attacks against USS Stark reviewed; NBC report from May 18, 1987, quoted. [On May 20, 1987, Navy Secretary James WEBB - discusses reports on Stark.] Impact of pressure from media on "details" examined. [Ex-Pentagon spokesperson Robert SIMS - comments.] Changing nature of what one hears about incident of plane's downing reiterated.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Call by Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci for overhaul of Pentagon procurement program reported
(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Racine, WI: George Lewis) Breeding of insects for experimental purposes at entomology lab owned by Johnson Wax, maker of Raid insecticide, featured; scenes shown from lab and from Raid advertisement. [Entomologist Dr. Roger GROTHAUS - discusses houseflies.] Problem of bugs growing resistant to insecticide formulas noted. Research developments illustrated.