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Special Assignment (The Selling of Ortega) #104033

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 31, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) United States reported vetoing United Nations Sec. Council resolution calling for halt to United States aggression against Nicaragua; scenes shown.

(NYC: Jeff Greenfield) Nicaraguan president Dan. Ortega's public relations campaign here featured; details given, scenes shown. [ORTEGA - (thru translator) cites need for United States to leave area if aggression is to end.] [Columnist Dorothy RABINOWITZ - discusses media hype surrounding Ortega.] Ortega's pager. firm Agendas International, headquartered here, discussed. [Gray and Company spokesperson Frank MANKIEWICZ - explains need for such regimes to employ public relations companies] William Sloane Coffin mentioned hosting church appearance for Ortega, with attorney William Kuntsler among the congregation. [Singer Mary TRAVERS - comments on hosting party for Ortega.] Similar media blitz last yr. for Contras reviewed.

Greenfield, Jeff;
Jennings, Peter

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