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Iran Arms Scandal / Immunity Issue #107886

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 10, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Ann Compton) Senator select committee investigating Iran arms scandal reported pushing for limited immunity for Colonel Oliver North and John Poindexter to force their testimony; General Richard Secord (ret.) said not being considered for immunity. Opposition by independent cnsl. Lawrence Walsh to immunity explained. [WALSH - hopes for compromise with Congress on issue.] Deadline pressure on House and Senator cmtes. outlined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's response to President Reagan's failure to support him during last Wednesday's speech noted.; details given, scenes shown. [Wednesday, REAGAN - accepts Tower commission report in full.] Weinberger's desire for Reagan's public disavowal of report's criticism of himself and Secretary of State George Shultz outlined; report quoted on screen. [Last Thursday, WEINBERGER - defs. his and Shultz's efforts to halt Iran operation.] [Senator Robert DOLE - acknowledges political wisdom of President not defense Weinberger and Shultz.] President said scheduled to defense Weinberger in radio address this Saturday

(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABC News-"Washington Post" poll indicating public's support for continued investigation of scandal outlined on screen, discussed.

Compton, Ann;
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter

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