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Nicaragua / Plane / Contra Aid #112023

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 24, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Managua, Nicaragua: Peter Collins) Shooting down of Contra resupply plane over Nicaragua reported; details given. Role of CIA in regular supply flights from Honduras and Swan Island reviewed; map shown of probable plane route Last year's downing of Eugene Hasenfus' plane recalled; scenes shown. Impact of upcoming Congress vote on Contra aid on revolution in Nicaragua reported

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) President Reagan reported to ask Congress for new aid package in tomorrow's State of the Union address.

(DC: Kenneth Walker) Reagan's plan for military aid for Contras reported; position of Representative Jim Wright on Contra aid detailed. [On "This Wk.", WRIGHT - wants progress towards peace determined by Central Americans, not State Department] State Department position outlined. [On "This Wk.", Assistant Secretary of State Elliott ABRAMS - discusses possibility of settlement in Nicaragua.] [WRIGHT - says wants to encourage democratization, not tell other ntns. what to do.] Contra aid issue reported seen as test of Reagan's final year as pres. [On "Meet the Press", Senators Joseph BIDEN, Alan SIMPSON - discuss Reagan's approach to Contra aid issue.] Reagan's State of the Union speech mentioned.

Collins, Peter;
Donaldson, Sam;
Walker, Kenneth

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