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Iran/Contra Hearings / Cong. Celebrities #109704

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 13, 1987
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(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Watergate hearings' impact on national fame of Sam Ervin, Howard Baker and Dan. Inouye recalled

(DC: Brit Hume) Iran/Contra hearings' effect on celebrity status of House-Senate committee members examined; scenes shown. Senators Howell Heflin and George Mitchell cited as exs. [MITCHELL - accuses government officials of illegal acts.] Heflin recalled predicting indictment of General Richard Secord (ret.) and accusing Fawn Hall of smuggling documents out in her underwear. [HEFLIN - uses his favorite phrase.] [Representative Ed JENKINS - refers to himself as cntry. lawyer.] Jenkins' acknowledged intellect noted. [Senator Daniel INOUYE - announces vote pending in House] Pol. maneuver behind Inouye's stream of seemingless senseless announcements explained. [Representative Lee HAMILTON - lectures witnesses.] Positions of Senators Orrin Hatch, Warren Rudman, William Cohen, Paul Trible on scandal noted. [Representative Henry HYDE - defs. Contra operation.] [Senator David BOREN - wants taxpayers' money back.]

(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) "This Wk." announced.

Hume, Brit;
Sullivan, Kathleen

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