ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 25, 1987
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(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Sam Donaldson) President Reagan's speech broadcast in Nicaragua urging Contra's continued fight against Sandinistas said part of his propaganda war with Nicaragua and USSR ; details given, scenes shown. [Voice of REAGAN - claims United States conts. its support for Contra cause.] President Dan. Ortega's propaganda coup in naming opposition leader Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo head of new national reconciliation commission called for in Guatemala City peace plan noted. [For. ministry spokesperson Alejandro BENDANA - claims Reagan can't have both peace and Contras.] Reagan's upcoming meeting with Contra leaders, incl. Enrique Bermudez, mentioned. [Representative James WRIGHT - thinks President is trying to pacify "fanatical right-wing" supporters.] His address tomorrow on USSR in response to Mikhail Gorbachev's recent public relations efforts outlined.