ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 21, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.
(DC: Barry Serafin) Opening of trial of Oliver North for his role in Iran/Contra affair reported Report introduced.
(DC: Tim O'Brien) Outlining of chgs. against, and defense for, North featured; details given of opening stmts. from prosecutor John Keker and defense attorney Brendan Sullivan; sketches shown. Rel. between North and late CIA director William Casey recalled. [Harvard law school Laurence TRIBE - says no one has license to obstruct justice.] Firing of North by then-Attorney General Edwin Meese and statement to North from President Reagan noted.
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