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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Brit Hume) Senator confirmation hearings of deputy CIA director Robert Gates, nominated by President Reagan to succeed director William Casey, featured; his role in Iran arms scandal noted focus of hearings. Scenes shown. [GATES - admits shortcomings in CIA's handling of Iran arms operation; would have opposed Contra gunrunning scheme had he been director; explains keeping info. from Congress which he provided Casey and John Poindexter.] [Senator Sam NUNN - attacks Gates' justification for not informing Congress of National Sec. Council's illegal activities.] [GATES - responds.]
- Hume, Brit;
- Jennings, Peter
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