ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 12, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) White House communications director Patrick Buchanan profiled; scenes shown. [BUCHANAN - believes President Reagan's support among Republican party has grown since last week; explains his attack on President's detractors in this week's "Washington Post" and praise of Colonel Oliver North.] [BUCHANAN - (earlier in week before Cuban-Americans) praises North if he bilked Ayatollah Khomeini.] [Representative Michael BARNES - thinks Buchanan should be fired for advocating breaking the law.] [Conservative Pol. Caucus spokesperson Howard PHILLIPS - defs. Buchanan.] Buchanan's role in Richard Nixon's administration and his urging of him not to visit Coretta Scott King on anniversary of Martin Luther King, Junior's assassination recalled. ["New Republic" spokesperson Michael KINSLEY - cites Buchanan's tactical acumen.] [Courtesy "Crossfire", BUCHANAN - attacks Senator William Proxmire.] [BUCHANAN - jokes about fighting and his ethnic background; defs. war against communism; hopes to remain in journalism.]
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