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Central American / Wright-Reagan Relations #106440

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 16, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) Mtg. of President Reagan and Representative Jim Wright to discuss latter's role in Central American cease-fire reported [WRIGHT - says he is not trying to be Secretary of State.] Wright's involvement with Nicaragua president Dan. Ortega said infuriating Reagan. White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater said expressing administration's position. [WRIGHT - says he treats people from Central American as equals.] [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - responds to Wright's stmt.] [WRIGHT - says some people in State Department do not want peace.] [REDMAN - defends State Department approach to peace.] [Ex-National Sec. Adviser Brent SCOWCROFT - says executive branch handles foreign policy.] Animosity between Wright and Reagan cited. Former Representative Thomas (Tip) O'Neill mentioned.

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter

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