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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Studio: Ted Koppel) Investigation by "Nightline" and "Newsweek" of the inconsistencies in the official version of the incident in which an Iranian airliner was shot down over the Persian Gulf by the USS Vincennes featured; scenes shown from the ship on July 3, 1988. [Vincennes Captain Will ROGERS - says the ship was outside Iranian territories.] [On July 14, 1988, President BUSH - says it occurred in midst of an attack initiated by Iran.] [Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman William CROWE - says the Vincennes was actually in Iranian waters.] Cover-up by Pentagon and White House to prevent revealing a larger covert operation against Iran detailed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of the subject on "Nightline" noted. Congressional finding that there is no evidence that then-Vice President Bush held secret meeting with Iranian diplomats in Paris in 1980 to delay the release of American hostages reported.
- Jennings, Peter;
- Koppel, Ted
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