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ABC Evening News for Monday, May 09, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Official publication of Don. Regan's book that details Nancy Reagan's reliance on astrology to set up President Reagan's schedule reported

(DC: Sam Donaldson) Response of Reagans to Regan's "For the Record" featured.; details given, scenes shown. [Astrologer Joan QUIGLEY - says she's modern astrologer.] Stmts. by White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater and Reagan reported [REAGAN - says never allowed astrology to determine scheduling.] [On WUSA, columnist Carl ROWAN - explains Reagan's reaction to Regan's book, include issue of firing dying CIA director William Casey.] Nancy's stmt. about Regan quoted. [REGAN - comments.] Regan's portrait of Reagan outlined on screen. [Representative Tony COELHO - says public, not Democrats, are spreading jokes.] [Ex-Reagan speech writer Dana ROHRABACHER - criticizes Regan.] [Reporter Helen THOMAS - says history is our business]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Book's portrayal of firing of Regan detailed. Issue of loyalty to Reagan noted. Report introduced.

(NYC: Jeff Greenfield) Books by various former Reagan staffers about pres. reviewed; scenes shown. Reasons for "kiss and tell" books about President Reagan enumerated. [Random House editor Peter OSNOS - comments on why ex- staffers write books.] Books by top aides of presidents John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Carter, Ted Sorensen, Jody Powell, Hamilton Jordan mentioned; scenes shown. [Carter press secretary POWELL - talks about how presidents are treated in books.] Books about Reagan by Michael Deaver, Alexander Haig, David Stockman, Larry Speakes and Regan noted. [Watergate figure and author John DEAN - discusses those outside most loyal group to any president] Current tell-all books about news media mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Regan reported giving profits of book to charity.

Donaldson, Sam;
Greenfield, Jeff;
Jennings, Peter

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