ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 04, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Senator debate on aid to Nicaraguan Contras reported Report introduced.
(DC: Sheilah Kast) Admin. response to defeat of aid request in Congress reported [White House spokesperson Marlin FITZWATER - says defeat undercuts Contras.] Position of President Reagan on Contras noted. Options open to administration re: Contras outlined on screen. [Representative Jim SLATTERY - discusses proposal.] Opposition by administration to possibility of getting aid from third countries or private areas noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: John Martin) Efforts to raise private funds to aid Contras reported [Representative Jim WRIGHT - announces vote on Contra aid.] Demonstrators shown at National Press Club speech by Contra supporters. [Contra field doctor Bernade MONTOYA - says United States has moral responsibility to Contras.] [Contra fundraiser Major General John SINGLAUB (ret.) - says will raise humanitarian aid.] Return to raising of money by Carl "Spitz" Channell reported; television ad shown. [Gulf and Caribbean Fndn. spokesperson Dan KUYKENDALL - comments.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reporting of Congress vote on Contra aid in Nicaraguan newspapers reported; statement from President Dan. Ortega noted; scenes shown.