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Nicaragua / Denby Release / Contra Aid #112156

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 30, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.

(Managua, Nicaragua: Peter Collins) Release of captured American pilot James Denby by Nicaragua reported; forcing down of Denby's plane last December recalled; scenes shown. [DENBY - says feels fine.] Denby reported released to custody of Democratic candidate for Senator in California, Bill Press. [DENBY - says going home to see Super Bowl.] Congress delegation shown touring Nicaragua. [Representative Mickey EDWARDS - says hasn't found freedom to be case here yet.] Denby's release reported linked to Congress consideration of Contra aid.

(DC: Sheilah Kast) President Reagan's plan for Contra aid proposal to Congress reported [In radio address, REAGAN - considers possibility of unrest spreading to Mexico &consequential stream of refugees to United States borders.] [In Democrat response to Reagan, Representative Richard GEPHARDT - calls for different involvement in Central American] Demonstration in New York City against Contra aid reported [Representative Major OWENS - calls for Democratic party to twist some arms.] Reagan's 6- yr. struggle with Congress over Contra aid mentioned.

(Studio: Barry Serafin) Stmt. by administration on release of Denby reported; subject of tomorrow's "This Wk." noted.

Collins, Peter;
Kast, Sheilah;
Serafin, Barry

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