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Iran Arms Scandal / Reagan Speech #108388

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 05, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABC News poll following President Reagan's speech last night on Iran arms scandal said indicating gain in job approval rating; details outlined on screen, discussed.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) Change in White House atmosphere since speech examined; scenes shown. [Senators Jesse HELMS, Phil GRAMM - praise speech.] No. allegedly favorable telephone calls to White House said tainted somewhat by report that government employees had been urged to call. Reactions of "USA Today", "Washington Post" quoted on screen. [Representative James WRIGHT, Colonel Oliver NORTH - praise speech.] [REAGAN - reacts to brother Neil Reagan's belief that he ordered diversion of Iranian arms sale funds to Contras.] Neil Reagan quoted on screen. [REAGAN - calls for resumption of agenda.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Al Dale) Reactions across country to speech featured; scenes shown. [Chris and Arlene CONNORS, Roger and Judy BENDETT, Paul TAMALA Family, L.D. GORDON, Lois WATSON, radio show CALLERS - comment.]

Dale, Al;
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter

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