This program is 27 minutes long
(Prague, Czechoslovakia: Tom Brokaw) Pro-demo. demonstrations reported continue in Czechoslovakia; details given of short general strike, scenes shown from Prague, Czechoslovakia, and other cities. Czech media reported attempting to provide more information to people; scenes shown from Czech TV. [Reformer Valtr KOMAREK - (thru translator) expresses integrity of reform movement] Communist party leader Karel Urbanek quoted with regard to demonstrations. Protesters' demand for free elecs. noted. Report introduced.
(Pribram, Czechoslovakia: Arthur Kent) Impact of reform movement in village of Pribram, Czechoslovakia, examined; details given, scenes shown. [PEOPLE - (thru translator) comment.] Uranium miners shown walking off jobs to join general strike.
(Prague, Czechoslovakia: Tom Brokaw) Czech official Miroslav Stepan, man responsible for recent government violence against demonstrators, reported dismissed. Birthday of reformer Alexander Dubcek noted.
(Prague, Czechoslovakia: Tom Brokaw) E. German Communist leaders reported criticizing Czechoslovakian government for its reticence with regard to political reforms. Report introduced.
(E. Berlin: Mike Boettcher) West journalists reported invited to view compound outside E. Berlin that hses. E. German leaders and their families; details given, scenes shown. E. German leader Egon Krenz reported moving from compound. Govt. reported announcing that compound is being converted into mental rehabilitation center Former E. German leader Erich Honecker reported being moved to apt.
(Prague, Czechoslovakia: Tom Brokaw) USSR reported praising reform efforts in Czechoslovakia; upcoming meeting between USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and President Bush noted. Report introduced.
(DC: John Cochran) President Bush's response to political developments in E. Europe and fighting in Central American examined; scenes shown from San Salvador, El Salvador. [White House spokesperson Marlin FITZWATER - expresses Bush's anger that USSR is continue to send arms to rebels in El Salvador.] USSR reported maintaining that Cuba's Fidel Castro is responsible for arms shipments to rebels. [Soviet affairs specialist Leon ARON - says Gorbachev is aware of arms shipments.] Bush reported meeting with rebel leader from Afghanistan; details given, scenes shown. Sea summit noted quickly becoming more important than initially perceived.
(NYC: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(Studio: Brian Ross) Plane reported exploding after takeoff from Bogota, Colombia; details given of claims that drug cartel planted bomb on plane; scenes shown. Anonymous caller reported claiming that cartel had planted bombs in order to kill informants who were on plane. Colombian police recalled raiding hide-out of drug lord Pablo Escobar; details given of how Escobar escaped. [Terrorism expert Mike ACKERMAN - says drug lords are escalating terrorism into new areas.]
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(New Delhi, India: Keith Miller) India's Prime Min. Rajiv Gandhi's party reported suffering defeat in elecs.; details given of possible coalition government; scenes shown from New Delhi, India. [Indian People's party spokesperson Lal Krishan ADBANI - comments on situation.] Elec. violence and accusations of election fraud discussed; scenes shown.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(Chicago, Illinois: Robert Bazell) Landmark surgical procedure reported; details given of mother Teresa Smith's decision to give section of her liver to daughter Alyssa Smith; details given of patients in need of liver donors, scenes shown from Chicago, Illinois. [Teresa SMITH - comments.] Operation's impt., if it is successful, discussed. Procedure illustration and discussed. [University of Chicago Dr. Peter WHITTINGTON - comments on important of operation.]
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Shuttle Discovery reported planning to land in California; details given of delay due to high winds.
(Prague, Czechoslovakia: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Prague, Czechoslovakia: Rick Davis) Pro-demo. movement in Czechoslovakia examined; details given of Catholic dissident Maria Kaplan's efforts to change country since 1968; scenes shown. [KAPLAN - comments on her life; describes recent violence against protesters.]