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Iran/Contra Hearings / Conclusion #111100

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 03, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Final day of Iran/Contra hearings featured; details given, scenes shown. [Senator Warren RUDMAN, Representative Lee HAMILTON, Representative Dick CHENEY, Senator Dan. INOUYE - offer personal perspectives on the hearings.] [July 15, John POINDEXTER - accepts responsibility for operation.] Poindexter's testimony and that of Colonel Oliver North, Secretary of State George Shultz, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, Attorney General Edwin Meese and General Richard Secord (ret.) reviewed. [July 7, NORTH - defs. legality of operation.] [July 23, SHULTZ - defs. his loyalty to President Reagan.] [July 28, MEESE - defs. his investigation.] North's allegation about late CIA director William Casey outlined.

(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) Hearings' possible effect on Reagan's presidency discussed; scenes shown. [John TOWER, "US News and World Report" editor David GERGEN, "Los Angeles Times" spokesperson Jack NELSON - consider political damaged suffered by President] Reagan's contradictory stmts. about Iran/Contra operation reviewed. [November 13, 1986, REAGAN - denies arms-for-hostages deal existed.] [Edward ROLLINS, "Washington Post "spokesperson David BRODER, TOWER, NELSON - consider damage to Reagan's credibility.] [BRODER, GERGEN, NELSON - disagree on whether Reagan presidency has been weakened.]


Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit;
Jarriel, Tom

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