ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 16, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Washington: John Martin) First day of confirmation hearings for CIA director nominee Robert Gates featured; scenes shown from hearings focusing on Gates' knowledge of the Iran/Contra events while he was number two man at the CIA. [Senator Bill BRADLEY - comments.] [GATES - reads statement; answers questions from Senator David Boren about role of Clair George in diversion of Contra funds.] Committee's plans to attack Gates on his personal assessment of the USSR that caused unnecessary military expenditures outlined.
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