ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 04, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Zelnick) "Washington Post" story on US' payments to Nicaraguan defector Roger Miranda reported; details given of role of Miranda's accts. of Nicaragua in getting short-term aid for Contras. Miranda's payment schedule outlined on screen. Payments to other defectors, like USSR 's Arkady Shevchenko, detailed; CIA's link to plan noted. [Soviet defector Alex COSTA - explains defectors' difficulties in getting jobs in US.] Questioning of political use of Miranda information noted. [Senator William COHEN - says defectors used to promote one side of debate.]
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