CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 14, 1983
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(Studio) Mounting congress criticism over President Reagan's Central American policy noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Reagan's denial that administration is seeking overthrow of Nicaraguan government or that United States is violating law noted. [REAGAN - evades answering questions about backing anti-Nicaraguan guerrillas, tries to rationalize extent of US intervention in region; denies violating law.] [Representative Robert TORRICELLI - challenges President's claim that USSR -backed Nicaraguan forces are trying to overthrow El Salvador government] Admin.'s efforts to salvage Central American policy noted include meeting between Secretary of State George Shultz, national security adviser William Clark and Representative Edward Boland; Boland's belief that administration is violating law recalled.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
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