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Philippines / Marcos' Defeat #308462

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 25, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Lesley Stahl) Reagan administration's role in Ferdinand Marcos' fall and its immediate recognition of Corazon Aquino's government examined. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - praises peaceful transition of power; credits Philippine people with success.] Apparent impact on Marcos of his telephone conversation with Senator Paul Laxalt noted. [LAXALT - describes Marcos' desperation to remain in power.] President Reagan's instructions to Laxalt quoted on screen. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - praises Reagan's handling of crisis.] Marcos thought entering United States military hospital in Guam.

(Studio: Dan Rather) [LAXALT - explains his role on Reagan's behalf in conversation with Marcos; describes Marcos' reaction.] Possibility Marcos will live on his property in Hawaii mentioned. Special broadcast on issue tonight announced.

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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