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Iran/Contra Affair / Reagan Speech #110790

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 13, 1987
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Public's reaction to President Reagan's speech last night on Iran/Contra affair as indicated by ABC News poll outlined on screen, discussed.

(Milwaukee, WI: Jim Wooten) Reaction here to President's speech featured; scenes shown. [Last night, REAGAN - claims buck stops with him, not John Poindexter.] [Prof. John McADAMS - claims public's reaction will be determined by their pre-speech attitude toward Reagan.] [Voices of radio CALLERS, university STUDENTS, PEOPLE - express their opinions.]

(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(North Platte, Nebraska: Sam Donaldson) President Reagan's Nebraska stopover en route to California vacation featured; details given, scenes shown. White House claims regarding telephone calls of support for his speech outlined. [REAGAN - wants to move on to to other issues; calls for continued Contra aid.] President's expected request of further Contra aid despite opposition to such by Representative Jim Wright noted. [National security adviser Frank CARLUCCI - claims administration remains committed to Contras.] President Fidel Castro said announcing support for latest Central American peace plan after meeting in Havana with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega; scenes shown. [Chief of staff Howard BAKER, CARLUCCI - comment on Ortega's meeting with Castro.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Koppel, Ted;
Wooten, Jim

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