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Iran Arms Scandal #100701

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 03, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Jim Wooten) Differences and similarities between President Reagan's Iran arms scandal and Richard Nixon's Watergate examined. [Voices of Watergate PARTICIPANTS - comment.] Photos shown. [Journalist Daniel SCHORR - describes similarities between Reagan and Nixon.] ["Washington Post" spokesperson Richard COHEN - is bothered by expectation of Watergate-level scandal.] Don. Regan, H.R. Haldeman, Oliver North, G. Gordon Liddy discussed. [LIDDY - believes North's destruction of documents and silence is proper.] Reagan's attempt to blame press for scandal quoted in "Time". [1973, NIXON - cites his disrespect for press.] [Howard BAKER -considers differences between the 2 scandals.] Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein recalled winning Pulitzer Prize for "Washington Post" with their coverage of Watergate. [WOODWARD - believes scandals are different.]

Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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