This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Building by West German company of poison gas plant in Libya recalled. Report introduced.
(DC: Jamie Gangel) Circuitous route by which chemicals used in mustard gas were acquired by Iran from Baltimore firm, Alcolac, reported; details given of operation run out of Iranian embassy in West Germany using German company, Chemco, as a front; scenes and map shown. [At conference in West Germany, Senator John McCAIN - says West German government has not prevented this kind of activity.] [W. German deputy foreign minister Helmut SCHAEFER - says we have to strengthen our laws.] Extent of United States government's awareness of situation in which Iran acquired chemicals reviewed.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Stmt. from West German government official given.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report in West Germany that USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev will visit in Jun. noted. Report introduced.
(Munich, West Germany: John Dancy) Efforts by Secretary of Defense-designate John Tower to convince West Germany of need to modernize NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) weaponry reported; scenes shown from NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) conference in Munich. [TOWER - says military modernization is essential.] [German opposition party member Kerstin PEUTSCH - suggests negotiating with Gorbachev on weaponry instead of modernizing.] [British amb. to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Sir Michael ALEXANDER - opposes this posture.] Growing division between Germany and rest of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) alliance explained.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Peter Kent) Conf. in Moscow on origins of 1962 Cuban missile crisis featured; scenes shown from conf.; historical scenes shown. [Ex-Defense Secretary Robert McNAMARA - says Soviet official has told him about his personal fear of imminent American nuclear attack in 1962.] Historical scenes of President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev shown. Cuban and Soviet belief that United States planned invasion of Cuba to topple Fidel Castro's government explained. [Ex-press secretary Pierre SALINGER - says conference has revealed Cuba's belief in American invasion.] Explanation from then-Soviet ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin that he was kept in dark about status of Soviet missiles given. Conf.'s final document mentioned.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Record cold temperature reported recorded in Galena, AK. Report introduced.
(Anchorage, AK: Roger O'Neil) Impact of severe cold spell on AK featured; details given, scenes shown from Anchorage. [RESIDENT - comments.] [Voice of National Weather Service Tim CRAIG - explains weather system.] [FIREFIGHTER - comments.] [RESIDENT - says you have to be tough.]
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Likely pay raise for former Supreme Court chief justice Warren Burger and other senior judges explained; details given of his status in which he is not officially retired.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(London, England: Rick Davis) Update on situation in Kabul, Afghanistan, featured; details given, scenes shown of city as Sovs. continue troop withdrawal. USSR promise of continued aid to Afghan president Najibullah noted. [MAN - explains waiting in line.]
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Plans to ease food shortage in Kabul and Jalalabad detailed.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Plans for an economy united states of Europe in 1992 noted. Report introduced.
(Paris, France: Jim Bittermann) Europeans' focus on 1992, when reforms implemented by members of the European Econ. Community to break down nationalistic trade barriers will go into effect, featured; scenes shown from EEC product [British publisher Robert MAXWELL - says every citizen of United States will be affected.] [French busman. Jean Louis DAVID - says it's fantastic.] [German autoworker D. ESNER - says there will be a greater spirit of a common home in Europe.] United States reaction noted. [American ambassador to EEC Alfred KINGON - says he has expressed American concerns.] Current European trade rules explained; BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) television report outlined on screen. [KINGON - hopes new rules will not exclude legitimate exports from US.] Reaction of multintl. corps. noted. [IBM Europe president Michael ARMSTRONG - comments on new mktplace.] Critics concern about new power of European Parliament detailed; satirical jokes about this organization shown. Concerns of European workers cited. Attitude of "europhoria," optimism over 1992 unencumbered by reality, detailed; scenes shown of Paris ceremony honoring Jean Monnet, who first promoted notion of united Europe.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) President Bush's reported having a cold.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Impressions of President Bush's first week in office given. Story about Italian political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli's last words quoted.