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US-Iran Arms Deal Controversy #307494

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 24, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan's continued defense of covert arms deals with Iran as controversy grows examined; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - declines comment regarding possible staff changes; denies he made mistake.] President's California supporters, allegedly include former Interior Secretary William Clark and Attorney General Edwin Meese, said calling for terminations of chief of staff Don. Regan, Secretary of State George Shultz and national security adviser John Poindexter; Nancy Reagan's response to affair described. [Courtesy "Face the Nation", Senator Robert DOLE - uses wagon train analogy.] [REGAN - disagrees.] Implications of deputy secretary state John Whitehead's testimony before House committee today considered. [WHITEHEAD - criticizes national security cncl.'s involvement in operational matters without informing State Department] [Representative Dan MICA - criticizes situation.] [WHITEHEAD - calls for defense of President's credibility despite possible poor advice from others.]

(DC: Bob Schieffer) Nancy Reagan's role in husband's administration examined; scenes shown. [Former aide to First Lady, James ROSEBUSH - describes her relationship with husband.] [In the past, Nancy REAGAN - prompts husband on response to reporter's question.] Her current attitude toward Shultz noted. [Former aide Lyn NOFZIGER - notes First Lady's involvement in affairs.] Nancy Reagan recalled believed factor in departures of former cabinet mbrs. Alexander Haig, James Watt, William Clark and Richard Allen.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Former Trans. Secretary Drew Lewis said allegedly approached today to replace chief of staff Don. Regan; details given.

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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