ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 02, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Pol. importance to President Reagan of sustaining his highway bill veto in wake of Iran arms scandal noted.
(DC: Brit Hume) Senate vote to override veto featured; details given, scenes shown. [Senator Alan SIMPSON - acknowledges Republicans' position.] [Senator Robert DOLE -announces President's meeting with Republican Senators] [Senator Robert BYRD - jokes about Nancy Reagan.] [DOLE - expects override.] Senator Terry Sanford's role in final vote mentioned. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - praises Reagan's conduct throughout debate; hopes for his continued recovery from "Irangate."]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced
(DC: Sheilah Kast) President's response, made during reception of University of Tennessee women's basketball champions, noted; scenes shown. [REAGAN - jokes.] His meeting with Republican Senators described, quoted on screen. Spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater's assessment mentioned.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) [DOLE - political implications of override for Reagan's remaining term considered; Iran arms scandal's role discussed.] Bill mentioned include incrd. speed limit possibility; details given.