ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 01, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Drop in President Reagan's performance rating following Tower commission report on his handling of Iran arms operation noted indicated in "Newsweek" magazine poll; details given.
(DC: Kenneth Walker) New chief of staff Howard Baker's immediate task said stopping erosion of public confidence in Reagan; details given, scenes shown. [BAKER - declines comment.] [Courtesy NBC, Senator Robert DOLE, "This Wk.", Paul LAXALT - cite need for President to apologize in his speech this Wednesday] [Courtesy CBS, Edmund MUSKIE - questions Reagan's ability to face necessary changes now.] Questions yet unanswered as to Reagan's knowledge of diversion of Iranian arms sale funds to Contras, as outlined in memorandum by Colonel Oliver North which he asked John Poindexter to forward to President, considered. [Courtesy "This Wk.", John TOWER, courtesy NBC, Brent SCOWCROFT - disagree on whether Reagan was confronted with memo in question by Tower commission]
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