This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Garrick Utley)
(Metairie, LA: Kenley Jones) Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke reported winning elec. to Louisiana state legislature; scenes shown. [DUKE - says it's a new day in LA pols.] [Kansas Ku Klux Klan grand dragon Tim BISHOP - talks about Duke's election] [Republican ntl. committee chairperson Lee ATWATER - says voters don't know this man.] [DUKE - responds.] Endorsement of Duke's opponent by President Bush and ex-pres. Ronald Reagan noted. [Pollster Joe WALKER - analyzes Duke's campaign] Possibility that Duke's election may be challenged noted.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Disclosures that Winnie Mandela and her bodyguards may have been involved in abduction of other blacks in South Africa reviewed. Report introduced.
(Soweto, South Africa: Robin Lloyd) Police search of Mandela's home, especially rooms in which her bodyguards stayed, reported; scenes shown from Soweto. [Major General Jaap JOUBERT - says fingerprints and blood samples have been found.] Pressure on Mandela from black community noted. [Two black MEN - comment on case.] [MANDELA - says there are no bloodstains on walls.] Possible implication of Mandela in kidnapping of boy who was killed mentioned.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Secretary of State James Baker reported stating President Bush is still strongly supporting nomination of Secretary of Defense-designate John Tower; details given from White House that FBI investigation has found no new damaging evidence. House of Representatives subcommittee reported questioning State Department official Berne Indahl about Tower's behavior in Geneva, Switzerland.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Preparations by President Najibullah for defense against rebel forces in Afghanistan noted. Report introduced.
(Peshawar, Pakistan: Rick Davis) Situation in Afghanistan reviewed; details given, scenes shown of Afghanis heading for refugee camps in Pakistan and of mujahedeen forces preparing for battle around Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Update of author Salman Rushdie's ordeal due to Moslem reaction to his book "The Satanic Verses" reported; details given of Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini's rejection of Rushdie's apology.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(Portland, OR: David Burrington) Report by commission established by US Olympic Committee to explain Olympic showing of United States athletes featured; scenes shown from 1988 Winter Olympics. [Commission chairperson George STEINBRENNER - says US should be among the best.] Cmsn.'s findings detailed. [STEINBRENNER - says new sources of revenue must be developed.] [Olympic gold medal winner Matt BIONDI - says American athletes must be supported.]
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(Brownsville, Texas: Dan Molina) Crackdown on incoming refugees from Central American featured; details given, scenes shown from Brownsville, Texas, of immigrants applying for political asylum in US. [INS spokesperson Mario ORTIZ - says detention may be an element of the solution.] Process of applying for asylum reviewed. [REFUGEE - says there are many problems.] New United States approach to Central American refugees explained.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Story in "Los Angeles Times" that experimental AIDS drug oral dextran is not effective reported; confirmation of report by FDA (Food and Drug Administration) noted.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Crash of plane carrying United States soldiers in Gander, Newfoundland in Canada in 1985 recalled. Report introduced.
(DC: Henry Champ) Calls to reopen Gander investigation due to findings of sabotage in crash of Pan Am flight 103 reported; scenes shown of wreckage on December 12, 1985. Canadian investigation findings reviewed; American journal "Aviation Wk. and Space Tech." reported calling for reopening of investigation. [Canadian Liberal party deputy leader Herb GRAY - says there are serious unanswered questions about cause of crash.] Review of Canadian board's efficiency by now-supreme court justice John Sopinka noted. [Bd. member Captain Ross STEVENSON, de-icing crew member Tom WEST - talk about investigation of icing of plane's wings as cause of crash.] Islamic Jihad recalled claiming responsibility for crash. [Bd. member Les FILOTAS - says sabotage was only superficially considered.] [Bd. chairperson Ken THORNEYCROFT - discusses board's role.] Pilot John Griffin noted bearing final responsibility if icing was accepted as cause. [Widow Teresa GRIFFIN - says board took easy way and blamed crew.] [THORNEYCROFT - defends findings.]
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Unscheduled landing of United Airlines plane in Syracuse, New York, after pilot felt engine vibration reported
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Special relationship between United States and Japan due to their growing interdependence featured. Report introduced.
(Tokyo, Japan: Keith Miller) US-Japanese relations on eve of President Bush's flight to Japan for Emperor Hirohito's funeral reviewed; scenes shown of President Bush's meeting with Japanese Prime Min. Noboru Takeshita in January [BUSH - says ntns. need each other.] [Sophia Univ. professor James ABEGGLEN - says interdependence means relationship can't be easily broken.] Trade disputes between US and Japan reviewed; details given of impact of Japanese distribution system on American imports. [Busman. Jim DOOLEY - says American side needs some barriers broken.] Tech. sales to Japan cited; example of problems in completing plans for sale of FSX fighter plane given. [MIT's Charles FERGUSON - says United States could become extremely dependent on Japan in several areas.] Japanese investments in United States cited. ["Yen" author Dan. BURNSTEIN - says Japan has arrived at the top in a business sense.] [Temple Univ. political science professor Dr. Robert ORR - says Japan wants to be part of power-sharing, too.] Predicted collisions of two ntns. because of national self-int. noted.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Bush's plans to visit China and South Korea after Japan mentioned.