Message #427: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: TV Evening News Abstracts 1968-1996 Date: Thu, 26 Dec 1996 15:50:54 -0700 (MST) Encoding: Mime-Version: 1.0 [A search of Evening News Abstracts using key words 'archaeology' 'anasazi' ' indian' and 'indian ruins.' This database may be useful to archaeologists, anthropologist, and Native Americans tracking how issues evolve over time and how they are represented by the media. So, try a search at the URLs noted below -- SASIG Ed.] http://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/cgi-bin/nph-abstracts.cgi or gopher://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu:70/11/abstracts gopher://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu:70/11/abstracts/search 1970.05.21 NM / CATTLE DRIVE :23:50-:27:10 Thursday NBC (S) S.W. cattle drive hits Indian trouble. REPORTER: Chet Huntley (N. NM) Navajo tribe won't let white man's cattle eat Indian grass; co. opens negotiations, Indians refuse; cattle trucked across reservation; Indians won l. REPORTER: David Brinkley 1970.05.29 INDIANS / DISNEYLAND :24:40-:25:40 Friday NBC (S) Indian kids visit Disneyland. REPORTER: John Chancellor (Shonto, AZ) Children visit CA, Disneyland; poor kids spk. no English, face hard life; DISNEYLAND FILM SHOWN. REPORTER: Jack Perkins 1970.06.23 INDIANS / SCHOOLS :15:40-:19:00 Tuesday NBC (S) Am. Indians ed. situation changing. REPORTER: Chet Huntley (Ramah, NM) 1/3 Indian children sent to fed. boarding schools; people want public school & build their own; students plan ed. system, want ethnic identity preserved. [School bd. mbr. Bertha LORENZO - wants children to learn Indian language, history.] Many school bd. mbrs. uned.; outside volunteers help; fed. govt. to fin. school; other communities follow Ramah precedent. REPORTER: Jack Perkins 1970.06.29 INDIANS / LAND CLAIM :18:50-:19:20 Monday CBS (S) Indian Claims Cmsn. admits Navajos have aboriginal title to 30 million acres of AZ & NM land; Indians to rec. financial compensation at 1868 land value rates. REPORTER: Harry Reasoner 1970.08.16 INDIAN FESTIVAL / PROTEST :23:10-:24:40 Sunday NBC (S) 49th Annual Indian Intertribal Gathering ends tonight. REPORTER: John Chancellor (Gallup, NM) Young Indian activists protest Indian image festival promotes; want image changed. REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer 1970.12.02 AZ / STRIP MINE :22:10-:25:10 Wednesday ABC (S) Pollution threatens AZ Indians. REPORTER: Frank Reynolds (Black Mesa, AZ) Navajo land being strip-mined for coal; Peabody Coal Co. says mine will help Indians, won't destroy land. [Co. spn. Harold COMBS - says ground will be better after mine land reclaimed.] [Indian spn. Peter McDONALD - says money not enough for Navajo resources.] REPORTER: Virginia Sherwood 1971.07.23 INDIANS BURIAL GROUNDS 5:55:30-5:57:40 Friday CBS (S) Indian dislike MS students doing archeological study of indian ruins. REPORTER: John Hart (Welch, MN) Am. Indian Movement mbrs. charge MS students desecrate sacred burial grounds; force students to fill in excavations. [Archeologist Dave NYSTUEN - says some kids changed sympathetic view of Indians as result of what happened.] [Am. Indian Movement spn. Clyde BELLECOURT - says Indians won't dig up white men's graves out of respect for dead, mother earth.] [Unidentified MS SPN. - says never intended to desecrate, insult or disparage Indian culture, but only to support & understand.] REPORTER: Don Kladstrup (WCCO-TV) 1971.08.15 NM / INDIAN LAND 5:55:10-5:58:20 Sunday CBS (S) Taos Indians celebrating return of 48,000 acres of land to them. REPORTER: Dan Rather (Taos Pueblo, NM) Govt. returns sacred Blue Lake area to Indians after 64 yrs. [Sen. Fred HARRIS - says return of land reflects fact US proud of differences of people.] [Spiritual ldr. Augustine MIRABEL - says Blue Lake is church to Indians.] REPORTER: Bill Kurtis 1972.07.21 AM. INDIAN PROTESTS 5:55:10-5:57:30 Friday CBS (S) Washington Redskins football team, in concession to protests by Indians, changes lyrics of fight song, deleting references such as "scalp'em." REPORTER: Roger Mudd (NYC) Winnebago Indian, Max B. Funmaker, arrested out West for possession of 2 eagles. His defense was eagle feathers are fundamental part of Winnebago religion. Then Am. Indian Ctr. filed damage suit against Cleveland Indians because teams uses caricature of Indian as symbol. Atlanta Braves lso charged because Indian (1/2 Chippewa) dances when team makes home run. Funmaker incident, or something, has put Indians back on warpath. Someone wants name of Stanford U. Indians changed to "Thunder Chickens." REPORTER: Hughes Rudd 1972.08.07 INDIAN TRADING POSTS 5:17:00-5:19:50 Monday ABC (S) FTC & Bureau of Indian Affairs to open hearings on charges trading posts in Navajo Indian Reservation have been cheating customers. REPORTER: Howard K. Smith (Navajo Reservation, AZ) More than 70% Indians here unemployed, existing on welfare checks. They are entirely dependent on 200 trading posts as they are removed from civilization. Trading posts, owned by whites, enjoy monopoly. Indians claim they are being overcharged. Indians open own cooperative store at Pinon. Some posts which operate post offices, however, withhold welfare checks, issuing credit to Indians but never telling them how much money is due to than. [Trading post operator Madeliene CAMERON - justifies higher margin of profit because accts. carried longer.] Tribal chrm. Peter MacDonald wants white traders off reservation in 2 yrs. REPORTER: Bill Wordham 1972.08.07 INDIAN TRADING POSTS 5:50:50-5:54:00 Monday NBC (S) Indians complain about unfair prices at white-owned trading posts. REPORTER: Garrick Utley (Los Angeles, CA) FTC & Bureau of Indian Affairs announce joint investigation of operation of trading posts on Navajo Indian Reservation in AZ & NM. [FTC regional dir. Richard LAVINE - says preliminary investigation shows Navajo consumers who spend substantial amt. of income in trading posts are being subjected to threats, deception, fraud, & manipulation.] (Navajo Reservation, AZ) 140 trading posts on Navajo Reservation deal with Indians the same as in 1900's. [Trading post mgr. Larry COLMER - says attys. for Indians don't want traders to make any money. Says ha's a friend to the Indians-accepts credit, pawns, sells their crafts.] Alfred Gorman, Indian, establishes trading post. Indians in Pinon establish co-op store. REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer 1972.12.19 INDIAN JEWELRY 5:53:50-5:57:10 Tuesday NBC (S) Vogues sweep USA with a vim. New vogue Am. Indian jewelry. REPORTER: John Chancellor (Los Angeles, CA) Turquoise & silver jewelry in fashion. Jill St. John endorses certain jewelry. [ST. JOHN - people like it.] Prices rise yearly. But Indians don't realize incr. profits. REPORTER: Jack Perkins (Gallup, NM) Traders make much of money. Navajos plan to change this. Will open own stores. [Navajo chrm. Peter MacDONALD - explains consolidation of craft & marketing effort.] Big boom presently benefits white men. REPORTER: Jack Perkins 1973.03.02 INDIANS / GALLUP 5:47:10-5:47:30 Friday NBC (S) In Gallup, NM, 2 Indian militants seize sporting goods store & take Gallup mayor hostage. Mayor escapes, 1 Indian surrenders & other commits suicide. REPORTER: John Chancellor 1974.03.29 COCONINO MTS. / INDIAN RELIGION 5:52:40-5:57:10 Friday NBC (S) Coconino Mts. in AZ sacred to Am. Indians. REPORTER: John Chancellor (Coconino Mts., AZ) Although mtns. sacred to Indians, some white men view area differently. Land developer attempted to develop Coconino Mts. [Developer Bruce LEDBETTER - insists land must be developed.] Opponents outline objections to development. [Darrell FOSBERG - criticizes land development.] [Navajo chrm. Peter MacDONALD - says development attacks Indian religion.] Zoning cmsn. makes decision favoring Indians. REPORTER: Jack Perkins 1974.09.12 POPE / INDIANS 5:53:40-5:54:00 Thursday NBC (S) Pope Paul VI receives Am. Indians at summer residence. He puts on Indian headdress. REPORTER: John Chancellor 1975.01.09 AZ / INDIANS' POL. POWER 5:54:30-5:57:10 Thursday NBC (S) AZ now experiencing incr. in Indians' pol. power. REPORTER: John Chancellor (Window Rock, AZ) Peter MacDonald inaugurated for 2nd 4-yr. term as chrm. of Navajo tribal cncl. Power somewhat limited because reservation controlled by fed. govt. Last fall, Navajo votes impt. to gubernatorial elections in AZ & NM. [Sen. Barry GOLDWATER - believes vote buying going on among Indians.] [MacDONALD - says strong reaction forming against Indian involvement in pols.] Various pol. changes to be worked on by MacDonald discussed. REPORTER: Fred Briggs 1975.02.24 INDIAN PROTEST / SHIPROCK, NM 5:21:00-5:21:20 Monday ABC&127; (S) 20 armed Indians protest layoff of Indian workers at electronics plant in Shiprock, NM. REPORTER: Harry Reasoner 1975.03.03 INDIAN OCCUPATION / NAVAJO RESERVATION 5:24:00-5:24:10 Monday ABC (S) Indians occupying electronics plant on Navajo reservation in NM leave plant under compromise settlement; details given. REPORTER: Harry Reasoner 1976.06.27 INDIANS & BUREAUCRATS / NM 5:19:10-5:22:50 Sunday CBS (S) Rpt. on Indian gathering. REPORTER: Bob Schieffer (NM) HEW officials from DC visit Pueblo Indians. Nixon admin. decisions re: Indians noted. [Ntl. tribal chief Wendel CHINO - says Western states want to diminish tribal sovereignty.] Bureau of Indian Affairs has biggest govt. say re: Indians. Problems incl.: need for treatment ctrs. for alcoholics, high unemployment & poverty. Project to make & sell adobe brick shown to bureaucrats. Bits of Indian history described. [Taos Pueblo ldr. Paul BERNAL - says needed fed. projects have been turned down.] [HEW rep. Robt. DUBLIN - says groundwork of training & aid must be given before Indians allowed to determine own affairs.] REPORTER: Steve Young 1976.09.29 ENVIRONMENT 5:45:30-5:46:20 Wednesday CBS (S) Ntl. Wildlife Federation clashes with Keep Am. Beautiful re: throwaway trash. Environmental Agency also quits Keep Am. Beautiful. Commercial featuring tearful Indian cited. REPORTER: Walter Cronkite 1977.07.25 PALM SPRINGS / INDIANS / ZONING 5:54:50-5:57:10 Monday NBC (S) Indian tribes own 1/2 of Palm Springs, CA. Their land is undeveloped. Int. Dept. now says zoning laws don't apply to Indian lands. REPORTER: David Brinkley (Palm Springs, CA) Palm Springs perplexed: Indian land, undeveloped, is interspersed with other land zoned for luxury living. [Tribal cncl. Larry PIERCE - says Indian cncls. will decide how to zone its portion; seeks assistance from town owners.] [Mayor Russell BEIRICH - says outcome to be known Tues.] Indians are of Aqua Caliente tribe, which, translated, means: hot water. REPORTER: Frank Bourgholzer 1977.07.06 INDIAN HERITAGE / POT HUNTERS 5:53:40-5:57:20 Wednesday CBS (S) about 700 yrs. ago, Anasazi Indian civilization flourished in UT & CO, leaving rich heritage for archaeologists. Name is Navajo for "the ancient ones. REPORTER: Dan Rather (No location given) Cliff dwellings of Indians have been vandalized by people looking for salable artifacts. Value of some pots, made before Columbus sailed to New World, noted. [Brigham Young U. spn. Ray MATHENY - says pot hunters are destroying evidence wanted to record history of Anasazi.] Bureau of Land Mgt. has responsibility of protecting land. [BLM rep. Lester SWEENEY - notes problems of patrolling area.] Pot hunter D. Shumway says he hunts only on private land & won't stop. [SHUMWAY - cites reasons for hunting.] REPORTER: Rich. Wagner 1977.07.08 PRINCE CHAS. / HONORARY INDIAN CHIEF 5:55:40-5:57:00 Friday NBC (S) Prince Chas. of England becomes honorary Indian in festivities re: Calgary, Canada's Rodeo & Stampede. REPORTER: David Brinkley (Alberta, Canada) Ceremony making Prince Chas. honorary chief filmed. Given name "Red Crow." REPORTER: Arthur Kent (CBC) [ * Name probably refers to a some unmentionable part of a Crow's anatomy -- SASIG Ed. ;-) ] 1978.03.07 AZ WEATHER / INDIANS' PROBLEMS 5:42:20-5:43:50 Tuesday NBC (S) Floods in s. CA & snowstorms in E. mentioned. Weather troubles on Indian reservations in AZ rptd. REPORTER: David Brinkley (Salee, AZ) Rpt. on relief efforts by Army & Ntl. Guard to aid Navajo Indians cut off by rains & snows since last Fri. Plight of Marie Day described. REPORTER: Roy Neal 1978.07.07 TX INDIAN RAIN DANCE 5:13:20-5:13:50 Friday ABC (S) Earlier rpt. from correspondent Chas. Murphy about city of Brownwood, TX, asking Indians to do rain dance in attempt to end drought recalled; film shown. Failure of dance to bring rain rptd. REPORTER: Harry Reasoner 1978.08.10 TX RAINS & FLOODING 5:11:10-5:13:30 Thursday ABC (S) Indian rain dance performed in drought-stricken area of TX recalled. REPORTER: Max Robinson (West TX) Indian rain dances performed in Brownwood, TX, in July mentioned. Rain since that time described. [Busman. Groner PITTS - notes that there was same no. in. of rain as Indian dancers.] Brown Cnty.'s need for rain described. Fundamentalist min.'s prophesy of rain in Bangs, TX, noted; min.'s name is David Terrell. [MAN - knows Terrell is prophet.] Floods n. of Brownwood rptd. [Throckmorton, TX, resident Mrs. Hilton KEETER - says areas s. of her home had more rain & floods & didn't have rain machines as she does.] REPORTER: Chas. Murphy 1978.07.17 INDIANS' PROTESTS / CHILDREN'S FUTURES 5:09:40-5:12:10 Monday ABC (S) Indian protest march from Lincoln Memorial, past Washington Monument & up to Capitol in conclusion of march that began in CA rptd.; film shown. Protest against some legis. pending in Cong. & support of other legis., all of which affects Indians, outlined. REPORTER: Frank Reynolds (White Rocks, UT) Rpt. on govt. placing of some Indian children in boarding schools & foster homes; details given. Case of Laura Knight & children given as ex. [Ms. KNIGHT - says UT govt. will have police after her if she doesn't let children go; is scared of police.] Indians' objections to methods of deciding which are unfit parents, due to cultural differences between Indians & those making decisions, outlined. [UT Indian Affairs dir. Bruce PERRY - thinks main problem is with social workers trying to impose own values on Indians.] Jim Bilagody's experience off reservation described. [Navajo Indian Jim BILAGODY - went into whites' world & forgot how to be Indian.] [Ute juvenile officer Smiley ARROWCHIS - describes problems children have in returning to reservation.] Ute tribe's agreement with UT about children's situation noted. Legis. on issue, pending in Cong., mentioned. REPORTER: Roger Peterson 1979.04.15 AZ / INDIAN MTS. 5:39:30-5:42:10 Sunday NBC (S) Controversy over AZ mts. noted. (Flagstaff, AZ) Sacredness of mts. now called San Francisco peaks to Navajo & Hopi Indians detailed; [MAN - comments on belief.] Mts., part of Coconino Ntl. Forest, said popular skiing area, incl. dvt. of Snow Bowl. Authorities' plans for resort expansion & Indian claims of mts.' desecration by tourists noted; Indians' appeal to Ntl. Forest Service cited. [Hopi tribal chrm. Abbott SEKAQUAPTEWA - compares situation to building bar & lounge on church property in Flagstaff.] [Resort owner, Norm JOHNSON - is sympathetic to Indian history, but must work together.] [Ntl. Forest Service Mike KERRICK - notes amt. of mt. to be affected by resort.] Symbolism of San Francisco peaks to Indians noted. REPORTER: Meredith Lewis 1979.08.18 AM. INDIAN MINERAL RTS. 6:41:20-6:43:50 Saturday NBC (S) Rpt. re: coal mining ind. introd. REPORTER: John Hart (Navajo Reservation, NM) 1/3 of all coal for strip mining in W. US said on Indian land. Land also rptd. to have oil, uranium & natural gas supplies. Navajo land featured. Stated that mining rts. belong to large cos. or their subsidiaries. Mine owned by subsidiary of General Electric shown. Indian unemployment in spite of mineral wealth of reservations cited. [Council of Energy Resource Tribes Peter MacDONALD - says we get same price from company as 19 yrs. ago even though coal prices have risen.] Council of Energy Resource Tribes said seeking to eliminate old lease agreements for ones that guarantee of profits. REPORTER: Norma Quarles 1980.07.02 SPECIAL SEGMENT (STEALING INDIAN HISTORY) 5:48:00-5:52:10 Wednesday NBC (S) Importance of Southwest Indian archaeological finds noted; one Hopi town said oldest community on the continent. REPORTER: John Chancellor (Hopi Reservation, AZ) Destruction of important Indian archaeological sites by pvt. indivs. examined; films shown, several towns named. [Dr. Stephen LeBLANC - comments.] Pvt. collectors' methods of retrieving pottery compared to that used by archaeologists. [Terry REEDHEAD - comments.] Inability of collectors to discern all available info. from site as archaeologists do noted. [LeBLANC - comments.] New law protecting Indian relics on pvt. land discussed; photos of those 1st convicted under law shown. [Hopi police chief Ivan SYDNEY - comments.] REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtze 1980.09.20 URANIUM MINES / CANCER 6:44:50-6:50:10 Saturday NBC (S) Rpt. re: US govt. ignoring of health problems involved in uranium mining introd. REPORTER: Jessica Savitch (No location given) Atomic Energy Cmsn. film of atomic blast shown. [Former uranium miner Rell FREDERICK - talks about lung cancer he got as result of mining.] Death of Navajo Indian who mined uranium rptd. Tape shown. Evidence of official cover-up dangers from working in mines said to exist. [Former asst. dir. of CO bd. of health Jack TORREY - explains reasons for not warning miners.] AEC film of mine shown. AEC & US Public Health Service documents re: health hazards shown. [Former AEC dir. of NY safety lab Dr. Merrill EISENBUD - says AEC divorced itself legally from responsibility for miners' safety, but they did have a moral obligation.] [Former AEC dir. of health & safety in western US Ralph BATIE - says no one was interested in safety.] [Former Head, of AEC raw materials office - defends his record.] [Former uranium miner Val SNOW - comments re: deaths of his friends.] REPORTER: Robt. Bazell 1981.05.20 INDIAN LANDS / AZ 5:44:20-5:48:00 Wednesday ABC (S) Navajo land issue in AZ said century-old problem. REPORTER: Max Robinson (Hopi Reservation, AZ) Complexity of problem presented. History given. Outnumbering of Hopi Indians by Navajos said part of issue. Regulations said now requiring Navajos to move off land formerly shared with Hopis. Scenes shown. [Navajo Mae BANALIY - rails at official; slaps him.] Navajo life-style described. [Hopi chrm. Abbott SEKAQUAPTEWA - criticizes Navajo's nomad ways.] Hopi culture described as not nomadic. [Hopi Valjean JOSHEVAMA - talks of farming.] [Navajo chrm. Peter McDONALD - recalls Navajo concessions to white folk.] [Navajo Rose BROWN - threatens a fight.] Pictures of land & tribal customs shown. REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara 1981.10.27 CA / INDIAN BURIAL SITES 5:54:50-5:57:00 Tuesday CBS (S) Rpt. introd. REPORTER: Dan Rather (Sacramento, CA) Impact of archaeological digs on CA Indians explained; films shown. [Native Am. Heritage Cmsn. spn. Wm. PINK - notes public attitude towards uncovering Indian cemeteries.] Plans to rebury Indian remains announced. [Parks & Recreation Dept. spn. Pete DANGERMOND - explains.] Opposition to reburial by scientific community noted. [State archeologist Francis RIDDELL - notes importance of digs.] [PINK - responds.] REPORTER: Linda Douglas 1981.11.06 INDIAN BURIAL SITE 5:55:20-5:57:30 Friday ABC (S) Rpt. introd. REPORTER: Max Robinson (CA) Reburial of remains of s. CA Indian tribe, over protests of archaeologists, examined; background to situation given. Films shown. [Francis RIBBEL - feels opportunity for study is lost.] [Native Am. Heritage Cmsn. spn. Wm. PINK - explains Indians' position.] REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara 1982.08.03 INDIANS / ENERGY WEALTH 5:53:50-5:57:30 Tuesday CBS (.) Rpt. introd. REPORTER: Dan Rather (Farmington, NM) History of Osage Indians recalled; photo shown. Role of OPEC in reservation's oil ind. discussed. [Osage spn. Sylvester TINKER - notes OPEC's impact on tribe.] [Chief Geo. TALLCHIEF - comments.] Size of reservation noted. [Interior Dept. spn. Ken SMITH - est. amt. of ntn.'s wealth in Indian land.] Navaho coal wealth examined. [Navajo chrm. Peter MacDONALD - comments ] Atlantic Richfield's bus. rel. with Navajos explained. [MacDONALD - notes Navajo bus. reputation.] REPORTER: Steve Croft 1983.05.19 INTERIOR DEPT. COAL SALES 5:39:20-5:41:40 Thursday CBS (S) Recent criticism of Interior Secy. James Watt's sale of coal leases at unusually low prices recalled. REPORTER: Dan Rather (Santa Fe, NM) Controversy over proposed coal sales in Bisti Badlands, NM, examined; opposition by envts., Indians & state officials discussed. Films shown courtesy The Solstice Project. Archaeologists' concern over strip mining's impact on nearby Indian ruins noted. [Archaeologist John SCHELBERG - notes loss of history.] No. Navajo Indians in region & their opposition to destruction of ancestral burial grounds discussed. [John REDHOUSE - feels culture is being raped.] [Gov. Toney ANAYA - notes inability to get decent price for NM coal; considers project giveaway to coal cos.] [Interior Dept. spn. Garrey CARRUTHERS - defs. proposal.] Cong. Demos. said investigating NM leasing plan. REPORTER: Eric Engberg 1983.11.18 UT / ARCHAEOLOGY 5:54:30-5:56:50 Friday CBS (S) Rpt. introd. REPORTER: Dan Rather (Salt Lake City, UT) Apparently untouched ruins of Anasazi Indian village in s. UT examined; archaeological significance of site explained. Anasazi recalled tribe prevalent in region from 900-1250 A.D. Films shown. [ARCHAEOLOGIST - discusses findings.] [Ntl. Park Service spn. Adrienne ANDERSON - considers possible reason for Anasazi leaving area.] Cong. noted considering funding for survey of other possible Anasazi sites in UT. REPORTER: Jerry Bowen 1984.08.02 TREASURE HUNTS VS. ARCHAEOLOGY 5:49:50-5:52:00 Thursday CBS (S) Rpt. introd. REPORTER: Dan Rather (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Conflict between undersea treasure hunters & marine archaeologists examined; films shown. [Archaeologist Peter THROCKMORTON - considers treasure hunters looters & vandals.] Focus of archaeologists' criticism outlined. [THROCKMORTON - notes importance of such finds to ntn.'s history.] [Treasure Salvors, Inc. spn. Don KINCAID - considers archaeologists misinformed, propagandistic.] Mtg. of archaeologists & treasure hunters to reach understanding noted. [Conf. PARTICIPANT - cites need for such mtg.] Archaeologists mentioned sponsoring legis. in Sen. making commercial treasure hunters illegal. REPORTER: Peter Van Sant 1985.01.04 UT / ARCHAEOLOGY THEFTS 5:46:10-5:48:50 Friday CBS (S) Recent archaeological discoveries recalled. REPORTER: Bob Schieffer (Cottonwood Canyon, UT) Impact of looters on Indian archaeological finds in s. UT examined; films shown. [Archaeologist Sloane SCHWINDT - notes popularity of items on black mkt.] Econs. involved mentioned. [Sheriff Rigby WRIGHT - describes looters' destruction of prehistoric sites.] Fed. task force said formed to fight thieves [US atty. Brent WARD - fears all valuable artifacts will be stolen or destroyed if action isn't taken.] [Devar SHUMWAY - opposes fed. govt monopoly of artifacts.] REPORTER: Rita Braver 1986.07.06 AZ / INDIAN LAND DISPUTE 5:11:30-5:13:50 Sunday CBS (S: Susan Spencer) Rpt. introd. (AZ: John Blackstone) Land dispute between Navajo & Hopi Indians in AZ & criticism of govt.'s solution examined; background to conflict explained. Scenes shown. [Navajo chrm. Peterson ZAH - attacks govt.'s relocation program.] [Hopi chrm. Ivan SIDNEY - responds.] [Lisa BEDONI - cites econ. strain of relocation for family.] [Roberta BLACKGOAT - comments.] 1986.08.26 SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT (HEALTH CARE: AM. INDIANS) 5:47:40-5:52:40 Tuesday ABC (S: Peter Jennings) Rpt. introd. (Rosebud Reservation, SD: Geo. Strait) Status of health care for Am. Indian reservations examined; Stacy Sleepingbear's problems cited as ex. Suicide rate among Indians noted. Scenes shown. [Bruce PRETTY BIRD - fears for tribe's survival.] Occurrence rates for several diseases on reservations listed. [Ntl. Indian Health Bd. dir. Jake WHITECROW - notes Indians have lowest survival rate in US.] [BIRD - describes situation.] Med. services at reservation hospital described. [Dr. Terry SLOAN - criticizes incompetent physicians.] [Dr. John JARIB - comments.] [WHITECROW - notes drs.' reluctance to stay in med. corps.] Fed. govt.'s per capita expenditures for Indians vs. non-Indians compared on screen; nurse-practitioner Emil Redfish mentioned, shown. Reagan admin.'s planned budget cuts in Indian health care cited. [Dr. Loren PETERSON - calls for change in Pres.'s attitude.] 1986.10.17 AZ / INDIAN LAND 5:50:10-5:52:30 Friday NBC (S: Tom Brokaw) Rpt. introd. (No location given: Roger O'Neil) Havasupai Indians' concern for their future due to possible contamination of water supply by nearby uranium mine examined; details given, scenes shown. [Chief Wayne SINYELLA - explains tribe's position.] [Energy Fuels spn. Jerry GRANDEY - defs. dvt. plans; denies Indians' fears are well-founded.] [Friends of the River spn. Robt. LIPPMAN - believes mine will set precedent for others to follow.] [SINYELLA - will fight mine legally if necessary. 1987.10.24 EGYPT / ARCHAEOLOGY 5:46:40-5:51:50 Saturday NBC (S: Connie Chung) Rpt. introd. (Cairo, Egypt: Jim Bittermann) Use of high technology tools in archaeological studies of tombs in Luxor, Egypt featured; details given, scenes shown. Scenes shown courtesy of Paramount Pictures from "Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom". History of archaeology in Egypt reviewed. Use of drills by French architects, remote sensing devices by Japanese, & remote cameras by Ams. shown. [Aerospace scientist Farouk el-BAZ - explains techniques of modern archaeology.] Findings of new & traditional archaeology described; scenes shown. [Archaeologist Kamel el-MALLAKH - calls for a contemplative approach.] Scenes from "The Mummy's Hand "shown courtesy Universal Pictures. Criticism of the new technology by traditionalists, such as Jacobes Van Dyke, who searched for tomb of King Tut's treasurer. Egyptian efforts to thoroughly catalog tombs described. [Egyptian antiquities org. Ahmed KHADRY - says we must depend on science, not chance.] Attempts to solve problem of moisture in tomb of Queen Nefartari described; satellite photos shown. Use of modern technology reviewed; pyramids shown. 1987.03.23 S.W. / CAVE WRITINGS 5:54:30-5:57:10 Monday CBS (S: Dan Rather) Rpt. introd. (CO-OK Border: Bob McNamara) Possibility Celts discovered N. America prior to Christopher Columbus said indicated by cave writings throughout S.W.; details given, scenes shown. [Celtic expert Bill McGLONE - deciphers writing; notes historical implications.] Indian drawings in same region noted contributing to dispute over issue. [Archaeologist Al KANE - explains not supporting Celtic theory.] [McGLONE - responds.] 1987.07.25 NAVAJO NTN. / ECON. SUMMIT 5:45:00-5:48:10 Saturday ABC (S: Kathleen Sullivan) Rpt. introd. (Window Rock, AZ: Gary Shepard) Econ. problems addressed by Navajo ntn. conf. here examined; details given, scenes shown. [Wm. TELLER - describes lack of running water & electricity.] Conditions under which Bertha Harvey lives described, shown. [Ntl. Cong. Am. Indians spn. Susan HARJO - considers Am. Indian econ. a nightmare.] Health problems suffered by Navajo's outlined. [Lorenzo GORDY, Linda MARBLE - cite lack of employment.] [Tribal chrm. Peter McDONALD - lists cos. he would like on reservation.] Gen. Dynamics' reservation plant cited. 1987.08.01 INDIAN POTTERY CONTROVERSY 5:50:20-5:52:50 Saturday NBC (S: Connie Chung) Rpt. introd. (Cortez, CO: Roger O'Neil) Criticism by Indian pottery collectors of tactics used by fed. agents searching for Indian artifacts stolen from govt. land examined; details given, scenes shown. [Pot hunter Don JOHNSON, collector Vern CRITES, cnty. cmsnr. Calvin BLACK - describe experiences.] [US atty. Brent WARD - defs. program.] [JOHNSON - equates govt. with terrorists.] [Gallery owner Rich. CLELLAND, collectors Bill HINKLEY, Claudia HAYNIE - comment.] 1987.10.27 CHILD CUSTODY CASE / NAVAJO INDIANS 5:56:00-5:58:10 Tuesday ABC (S: Peter Jennings) Rpt. introd. (No location given: Gary Shepard) Custody case involving Navajo Indian boy, Jeremiah Holloway, taken in, then adopted & renamed Michael Carter by Dan & Pat Carter of Spanish Fork, UT, featured; details given, scenes shown. Fed. appeals ct.'s agreement with Navajo tribal cncl. that latter had jurisdiction in case noted. [Dan CARTER - hopes for the best.] Natural mother, Cecelia Saunders, noted wanting custody. [Michael CARTER - says he has only seen real mother in ctr.] Michael's letter to Pres. Reagan asking to stay with adoptive parents quoted. Navajo fear of threat to their culture if case lost. [Navajo tribal chrm. Peter MacDONALD - says principle should be what is best for boy.] Possible effect of decision on other Indian children adopted by non-Indian parents mentioned&127; 1988.04.19 NM / NAVAJO INDIANS 5:55:30-5:58:00 Tuesday ABC (S: Peter Jennings) Rpt. introd. (On train in NM: Chas. Murphy) Railroad trip through Navajo Indian cntry. in NM featured; scenes shown. [Navajo guide Zani GORMAN - describes view from train & Navajo beliefs.] [PASSENGER - comments.] [GORMAN - discusses misconceptions about her people.] 1988.06.10 ASSIGNMENT AM.: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS 5:54:40-5:58:10 Friday NBC (S: Connie Chung) Rpt. introd. (Santa Clara Pueblo, NM: Bill Schechner) Teen Indian Jerry Crespan featured; details of his ancestral heritage given, scenes shown. [Voice of CRESPAN - comments on heritage.] Pueblo Indian dance shown. [CRESPAN - comments on being an Indian.] Poverty in Indian settlements discussed. [CRESPAN - comments on school conflicting with heritage.] Santa Fe Indian school featured; details given, scenes shown. [CRESPAN - says hopes for future in which tech. & traditions don't clash.] Crespan noted attending pharmacy school. [CRESPAN - comments on culture.] 1988.06.12 AM. INDIAN RUNNER / WAQUIE 5:53:10-5:57:40 Sunday NBC (S: Garrick Utley) Rpt. introd. (Hamis Pueblo, NM: Robt. Lipsyte) Am. Indian runner Al Waquie featured; scenes shown of Waquie running on NM mtn. [WAQUIE - explains influence of grandfather.] Scenes shown of Feb. 15, 1985, race to top of Empire State Bldg. in NYC; Waquie noted winning race five times. History of Am. Indian runners detailed; scenes & photos shown of Indian runners. [Al's father Felix WAQUIE - explains running.] [WAQUIE - talks to kids about sports.] [US Public Health Service tribal health programs spn. chief Michael BIRD - talks about Waquie as role model.] [WAQUIE - talks about the spirit.] Mtn. running scenes shown. 1988.07.25 AM. INDIANS / SUICIDES 5:44:40-5:49:00 Monday ABC (S: Barry Serafin) Announcement of govt. task force to study why suicide, homicide & alcoholism rates are skyrocketing among Am. Indians rptd. Rpt. introd. (Warm Springs, OR: Bill O'Reilly) Attempts by Am. Indians to revive their culture to use it as weapon against suicide among young Am. Indians featured; scenes shown. [Indian health researcher Spero MANSON - discusses suicide statistics.] Suicide rate among Warm Springs Wasco & Paiute Indians given. [Bill Wayne ANNWIN - talks about suicides of two sons.] Feeling of despair among young noted. [Anita DAVIS - talks about feeling helpless.] Alienation of modern-day Indian examined. [INDIAN, tribal elder Warren CLEMENTS - discuss situation.] Scenes shown of traditional tribal ceremonies that offer emotional support. [INDIANS - talk about suicides.] [Spiritual cnslr. Prosanna WILLIAMS - explains Indian culture.] 1988.08.13 WEATHER / HEAT WAVE, RAIN, DROUGHT :20:00-:22:10 Saturday CBS (S: Bob schieffer) Cont. of heat wave in E. & rain in plains states rptd. Rpt. introd. (Fallon, NV: Jas. Hattori) Drought in NV rptd. focusing attn. on battle over what water exists in desert; details given on conflict between Paiute Indians dependent on fishing & farmers needing water for irrigation; scenes shown. [Farmer Ted DeBRAGA - says everyone wants our water.] Govt.- supported irrigation project on Truckee R. explained. [Paiute tribal cncl. spn. Joe ELY - explains impt. of kwiwi fish to Indian econ. & tradition.] [DeBRAGA - defends water rights.] Plan to settle problem outlined. 1989.01.31 AM. INDIAN SCANDAL 5:44:20-5:46:50 Tuesday NBC (S: TB) Rpt. introd. (DC: Andrea Mitchell) Controversial sale of AZ ranch to Navajo tribe discussed; details given, scenes shown. Navajo ldr. Peter MacDonald rptd. living on reservation with his poverty-stricken followers. [Ex-Navajo chief Peterson ZAH -says middleman in AZ ranch deal made millions in profits.] [Navajo ntn. chief of staff Richie NEZ - denies that MacDonald committed fraud.] Sen. investigation rptd. uncovering fraud among Indians & white contractors who win minority contracts. Case of Blaze construction co. in WA noted; co. owner Wm. Aubrey's testimony at Sen. hearing quoted re: necessity of having secret white partners. Sexual abuse of Indian children by govt. teachers mentioned as another ex. of abuse. 1989.02.17 AZ / APACHE RESERVATION: ADOPTION CASE 5:42:30-5:45:20 Friday NBC (S: TB) Rpt. introd. (White R., AZ: Roger O'Neil) Case rptd. of Lolita Johnson, Apache Indian teen who was born on reservation & raised for several yrs. by adoptive white parents, now ordered by judge to live with her natural mother. [JOHNSON - says she wants to be with her adopted parents.] Foster parents Norm & Nadine DeRocher noted believing that they had legally adopted Johnson. [Norm DeROCHER - says he wants to do what Lolita wants.] [Mother Thurza ALTAHA - comments on loss of daughter.] Tribal effort to keep children on reservations discussed. US Civil Rights Cmsn. chrm. Wm. Allen rptd. investigating Johnson case. [JOHNSON - says she is being held on reservation against her will.] [ALLEN - says slavery is unconstitutional.] [Child psychologist Dr. Barry GOODFIELD - tells Johnson he will take her from reservation if she wants to leave.] [ALLEN - tells Goodfield that plan would be kidnapping.] 1989.03.22 CIVIL RIGHTS CMSN. / APACHE INDIAN CONTROVERSY 5:41:20-5:42:00 Wednesday NBC (S: TB) Civil Rights Cmsn. chrm. Wm. Allen rptd. angering Apache Indian ntn. officials when he visited teenaged Apache girl who is being held against her will on reservation in White R., AZ; details given of case, scenes shown. Allen's fellow cmsn. mbrs. rptd. calling for his resignation. 1989.08.02 AZ / GARBAGE ARCHAEOLOGY 5:55:40-5:58:10 Wednesday ABC (S: Peter Jennings) Rpt. introd. (Phoenix, AZ: Al Dale) Examination of AZ garbage by Univ. of AZ archaeologist Bill Ratchey featured; scenes shown from film "Raiders of the Lost Ark" & of staff picking through garbage. [RATCHEY - says he's an archaeologist.] [STAFFER - talks about smell.] [RATCHEY - comments on findings.] 1991.01.04 NEW MEXICO / RUG WEAVING & SHEEP 5:55:10-5:57:50 Friday NBC (Studio: Katherine Couric) Report introduced. (No location given: Roger O'Neil) New Mexico Navajo Indian rug-weaving art & endangered churros sheep featured; scenes shown. [Navajo sheep herder Leo NATONI, Dr. Lyle McNEIL, Hubbell Trading Post Bill MALONE - comment on preserving the churros.] 1991.08.16 EYE ON AMERICA (INDIAN LAND: GARBAGE DUMPS) 5:52:00-5:56:20 Friday CBS (Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced. (Las Coyotes reservation: Ron Allen) Undeveloped Indian reservations as the new frontier for waste companies featured; scenes shown from San Diego County, CA. [Chambers Development Co. Alexander RANGOS, tribal elder Catherine SAUVELL, Indians Ralph GOFF, Milton CAMPBELL, ranchers Ed & Donna TISDALE - offer differing opinions on use of Indian land as garbage dumps.] Illegal operation on a desert reservation in Riverside County, CA, shown. [Three INDIANS, Riverside County deputy D.A. Richard NIXON - comment.] Issue of whether the land or the money is more important to the Indians noted. 1991.10.23 BASEBALL / ATLANTA BRAVES / NATIVE AMERICANS 5:55:20-5:58:00 Wednesday ABC (Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced. (Atlanta: Dick Schaap) Protests by Native Americans against baseball's Atlanta Braves & the fans's penchant for the "tomahawk chop" & Indian regalia featured; scenes shown from outside the Atlanta stadium where the third World Series game was held last night. [American Indian Movement director Clyde BELLECOURT - criticizes fans.] Decision by Braves' owner Ted Turner & his fiancee actress Jane Fonda to stop chopping reported; scenes shown. [Former President Jimmy CARTER, Atlanta Mayor Andrew YOUNG - support the chop.] [Indian protester Aaron TWO ELK, Cherokee INDIAN, PROTESTER - respond.] 1992.05.22 ARIZONA / INDIAN RESERVATION / CASINO GAMBLING 5:38:10-5:40:50 Friday NBC (Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced. (Ft. McDowell, AZ: Mike Boettcher) Standoff between the state of Arizona & the Yavapai Apache Indians over the issue of casino gambling on Indian land examined; scenes shown from the reservation; details given of the reaction of the tribe to efforts to shut down the casinos. [Two Indian WOMEN, teacher Vada GATES, casino manager Gene COCHALL, gas station operator Philip DORCHESTER - comment on the importance of casino jobs & money.] 1992.10.12 COLUMBUS / 500TH ANNIVERSARY 5:53:40-5:55:40 Monday NBC (Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced. (Denver: Roger O'Neil) Controversy on Columbus Day commemorating the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus featured; scenes shown of protests in Mexico City, Mexico, & Chicago & of a small march in Denver after the parade was canceled. [Militant Indian leader Russell MEANS - gives the Indians' point of view.] [Teacher Maria ABEDE - comments.] 1992.12.01 ARIZONA / NATIVE AMERICANS / LAND TREATY 5:55:40-5:58:10 Tuesday NBC (Studio: Tom Brokaw) Map shown of the area in dispute for a hundred years between two Southwestern Indian tribes. (Kykotsmovi, AZ: Conroy Chino) Secret land treaty that will be given a section of public & private lands in Arizona to the Hopi Indians featured; scenes shown from the area around Coal Canyon, AZ. [Hopi tribal chairman Vernon MASAYESVA, NAVAJO, Hopi resident Tommy CANYON - offer views on the land dispute & the proposed settlement.] Opposition of non-Indians to the transfer of public lands to the Hopi noted. 1993.05.01 ARCHAEOLOGY / GARBAGE DUMPS 5:55:00-5:58:00 Saturday ABC (Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced. (Tucson, AZ: Lisa Stark) The archaeological study of fresh garbage by a university professor featured; scenes shown from West Palm Beach, FL, garbage dump. [University of Arizona archaeologist Bill RATHJE, research associate Kathy OWEN - list what is found in the field.] [Two student RESEARCHERS - comment.] 1993.05.30 MEDICINE: MYSTERY DISEASE 5:03:00-5:05:10 Sunday CBS (Studio: Edie Magnus) Report introduced. (New York: Linda Taira) Mysterious flu-like illness in the Southwest examined; scenes shown from the Navajo reservation, where people are struck without warning. [New Mexico health department epidemiologist Dr. Ronald VOORHEES, Indian Health Service Dr. Jim CHEEK - comment on trying to pin down the cause.] The medical hunt on the reservation for the culprit causing the disease reviewed. [NAVAJO - comments.] 1993.05.31 SOUTHWEST / MYSTERY ILLNESS / NAVAJOS 5:36:50-5:38:50 Monday NBC (Studio: Mike Schneider) Report introduced. (Albuquerque: Robert Bazell) The mystery illness that is attacking young people, especially Navajo Indians, in the Southwest, featured; symptoms described. [Navajo nation Ron WOOD, University of New Mexico Dr. Fred KOSTER, Indian Health Service Dr. Jim CHEEK, New Mexico health department Dr. Ron VOORHEES - comment on the disease & the search for its cause.] 1993.06.01 SOUTHWEST: MYSTERY ILLNESS 5:36:20-5:38:00 Tuesday ABC (Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced. (Window Rock, AZ: Gary Shepard) Lack of clues to the cause of the mystery disease that has broken out in the Southwest featured; symptoms described. [Indian Health Service Dr. Allen CRAIG, NAVAJO, Navajo president Peterson ZAH - comment.] 1993.06.02 SOUTHWEST / MYSTERY ILLNESS 5:39:10-5:40:40 Wednesday NBC (Studio: Jane Pauley) Report introduced. (Santa Fe: Robert Bazell) Centering of the epidemic of mystery illness on the Navajo Indian reservation featured. [Navajo nation president Peterson ZAH - says Navajo medicine people will be used.] [New Mexico health department Dr. Gary SIMPSON - comments on health workers who got sick.] 1993.06.03 SOUTHWEST / MYSTERY ILLNESS 5:38:20-5:38:40 Thursday NBC (Studio: Jane Pauley) Update given on the mystery illness in & around the Navajo Indian reservation in the Southwest. 1993.12.02 AMERICAN AGENDA (NAVAJO LOGGING: JACKSON DEATH) 5:51:00-5:55:30 Thursday ABC (Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced. (Window Rock, AZ: Barry Serafin) The controversy within the Navajo Indian community over logging operations in the timber country of the Chuska Mountains examined in light of the unexplained death of Navajo logging opponent Leroy Jackson; scenes shown. [Environmentalist John REDHOUSE - comments.] [Last August, JACKSON - opposes the mill.] [Reporter Brenda NORRELL - cites threats.] [Jackson's widow Adella BEGAYE, New Mexico state police Maj. Frank TAYLOR, environmentalist Sam HITT, NORRELL - question Jackson's death by drugs.] [Sawmill manager Ed RICHARDS - appeals to council.] 1994.03.03 MEDICINE: HANTAVIRUS 5:45:10-5:47:10 Thursday CBS (Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced. (New York: Bob Arnot) The spread of the hantavirus that began with an outbreak last May on an Indian reservation in the Southwest examined. [Victim Kenneth SPENCE - describes his symptoms.] [CDC Dr. C.J. PETER, New York state health commissioner Dr. Mark CHASSIN - say it is a brand-new disease that looks like the flu.] Hantavirus symptoms listed. 1994.06.08 AMERICAN AGENDA (NUCLEAR POWER DUMP: APACHE INDIANS) 5:44:40- 5:49:10 Wednesday ABC (Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced. (No location given: Barry Serafin) The plan for the storage of nuclear waste on Indian land featured; scenes shown from Mescalero, NM, of the Mescalero Apache Indians business ventures. [Apache leader Wendell CHINO, project manager chief Silas COCHISE, Apaches Donalyn TORRES, Ruffino LAWS, Joseph GERONIMO - offer views on the nuclear storage issue.] The opposition to Chino's plan from some reservation Apaches & from some local townspeople detailed. 1994.10.28 NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE / NATIONAL MUSEUM 5:55:50-5:58:30 Friday NBC (Studio: Tom Brokaw) The opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian featured; scenes shown of cultural artifacts on display in the gallery while the exhibit's three themes are outlined. [Museum director Richard WEST - shows off parts of the displays.] 1995.01.08 NUCLEAR WASTE 5:15:50-5:19:50 Sunday CBS (Studio: Monica Gayle) Report introduced. (Los Angeles: Bill Lagattuta) The controversy over an Apache Indian tribe's bid to store nuclear waste on its reservation in Mescalero, NM, reported; scenes shown of the flourishing reservation businesses. [Tribal member Joseph GERONIMO, tribal leader Silas COCHISE, tribal member Owen PINTO - comment on their land & a proposed nuclear storage facility.] [New Mexico Senator Jeff BINGAMAN - comments on the dangers of a temporary site becoming the final site for nuclear waste.] [Ruidoso Board of Realtors Doug SIDDENS, tribal member Rufina LAWS - oppose the nuclear waste site on tribal land.] 1995.02.14 ENGLAND / INDIAN CHIEF GRAVE 5:55:00-5:58:00 Tuesday CBS (Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced. (London: Mark Phillips) The saga of the missing grave of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show star chief Lone Wolf in London, England, examined. [Lone Wolf's great-great grandson John BLACKFEATHER - talks about Lone Wolf.] [Birmingham England resident Elizabeth KNIGHT - reads from an old book describing the location of Lone Wolf's burial site by "Buffalo Bill" & talks about the find.] 1995.02.25 SHIPROCK, NM / WOMEN'S BASKETBALL / THE NAVAJOS 5:55:10-5:58:10 Saturday NBC (Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced. (Shiprock, NM: John Frankel) Women's high school basketball in the little town of Shiprock, NM, a Navajo Indian community, featured; communal & game scenes shown. [Lady Chieftain players Andrea SIMMS, Marlena DESHINA - talk about their basketball team.] 1995.03.18 TEXAS / CHILD CUSTODY CASE / INDIAN CULTURE 5:40:40-5:42:50 Saturday NBC (Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced. (Dallas: Jim Cummins) Texas custody & culture battle over youngsters Michael Johnson & his half-brothers Mark & Matthew White, who were abandoned by their natural mother, who is a Yavapai Apache Indian, examined; scenes shown of the boys. [Seeking custody Charles & Michelle JENKINS, Yavapai Apache Kathryn BONNAHA-CUNNINGHAM, tribal attorney Rodolfo MARES, Yavapai Apache Theresa SPURGEON - want the boys.] The tribe's position on heritage & child custody based on the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act & the legal issue of whether state courts or tribal courts have jurisdiction reviewed. 1995.10.25 THE FLEECING OF AMERICA (COLORADO WATER PROJECT) 5:49:40-5:52:50 Wednesday NBC (Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced. (Denver: Roger O'Neil) The cost to the taxpayers of a Colorado water project in the desert examined; scenes shown the of the Animas River & La Plata River while the deal with the local Indian tribes, the environmental problems & cost effectiveness are detailed. [Representative Scott McINNIS, Southern Ute tribe chairman Leonard BURCH, Sierra Club Legal Defend Fund Lori POTTER, Senate Ben Nighthorse CAMPBELL - comment on the project & the politics that keep it going.] 1995.11.26 NEW YORK / NATIVE AMERICANS / COMPUTERS 5:25:50-5:28:20 Sunday CBS (Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced. (New York: Richard Threlkeld) The response to a project by the Tuscarora Indian school in upstate New York in which it has gone on line to explain their culture featured; classroom scenes shown to illustrate the Internet computer project that links over 800 schools. [STUDENTS, teacher Leticia AVINA - comment.] 1996.01.29 FOOTBALL / SUPER BOWL / NAVAJO RADIO 5:56:00-5:57:50 Monday ABC (Studio: Peter Jennings) The first radio broadcast of football's Super Bowl in the Navajo Indian language featured; scenes shown from Window Rock, AZ & of Ernie Manolito doing the radiocast. 1996.05.10 IN DEPTH (ADOPTION) 5:41:40-5:46:50 Friday NBC (Studio: Tom Brokaw) House passage of a bill giving parents who adopt a 5000 tax credit reported & report introduced. [First Lady Hillary CLINTON - comments on adoption.] (Napa, IO: Roger O'Neil) The adoption reform bill examined; details given of controversial tenets that would allow interracial adoption. The Indian Child Welfare Act, designed to preserve Native American culture by placing Indian children in Indian homes, which would be threatened by the new legislation, mentioned. [Adopting parents Karla SWENSON, Colette ROST, social worker Caroline COONEY - offer opinions on interracial adoptions.] (Studio: Tom Brokaw) Part Indian Rosette Carol White Mountain's story featured. [WHITE MOUNTIAN - says she feels ripped-off by the US government's intervention into her family life.] 1996.05.13 EYE ON AMERICA (OBESITY STUDY) (PART I) 5:49:10-5:53:40 Monday CBS (Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced. (Sells, AZ: Dr. Bob Arnot) Results of promising research on dieting & health from a study of the Pima Indians featured; details given. [Indian CHILDREN, Dr. Chico LIVINGSTON, O'Odham conservationist Angelo JOAQUIN, Dr. Mauro VALENCIA, Pima Indian Jose Ojai GALEVISE, ethnobotanist Gary NABHAN - comment on healthy food & diet's relation to diabetes.] 1996.05.14 EYE ON AMERICA (OBESITY STUDY) (PART II) 5:50:50-5:54:20 Tuesday CBS (Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced. (Tucson, AZ: Dr. Bob Arnot) Results of promising research on dieting & health from a study of Southwest Indians featured; details given. [O'Odham conservationist Angelo JOAQUIN, ethnobotanist Gary NABHAN, US Indian Health Service Karen BACHMAN-CARTER - comment on the benefits of eating desert cactus & other healthy foods.