ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 30, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Brit Hume) Reaction to Senate Intelligence Committee report on Iran arms scandal and to President Reagan's continued denial that operation was arms-for- hostages deal featured; details given, scenes shown. [Senator George MITCHELL - thinks administration's version is fantasy; notes report's evidence to the contrary.] Report's findings involving Israel, Manucher Ghorbanifar, Colonel Oliver North, President Reagan, Voice of America outlined. [United States Information Agency director Charles WICK - claims State Department ordered VOA to broadcast praise of Iran for denying landing rights to hijacked plane.]
(DC: Sheilah Kast) White House reaction to Senate Intelligence Committee's report discussed; press spokesperson Larry Speakes quoted on screen. His perception of administration's handling of Iran scandal, outlined in his farewell speech, noted. [SPEAKES - believes more communication within was needed before operation began.] [Staff MBRS. - sing parody for Speakes.] Speakes' advice for successor Marlin Fitzwater quoted.
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