ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 18, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: George Strait) CIA director William Casey reported undergoing brain surgery to remove tumor; details given, scenes shown. [Dr. Richard EDELSON - explains Casey's cancer treatment, prognosis.] Background to Casey's hospitalization reviewed. [Monday, Dr. John STAPLETON - describes patient's condition.]
(DC: Barry Serafin) Impact of Casey's illness on investigation of CIA's role in Iran arms scandal examined; details given, scenes shown. [Representative Lee HAMILTON, Senator David DURENBERGER - feel Casey, Colonel Oliver North and John Poindexter hold necessary answers.] Deputy CIA director Robert Gates mentioned now in charge; Gates' testimony about scheme said contradicting Casey's version.
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