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Nicaragua / United States Military Aid #308837

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 20, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Phil Jones) House defeat of President Reagan's request for military aid for Nicaraguan guerrillas examined; scenes shown. [Vice President GeorgeBUSH - lobbies.] Final vote outlined on screen. [Representatives Claude PEPPER, Thomas O'NEILL, Robert MICHEL - debate issue.] [Rebel leader Alfonso ROBELO - reacts to House vote.] [Press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES - reads President's statement] [Representative Thomas HARTNETT - criticizes outcome of vote.] [Les ASPIN - cites implications for President]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) White House response to House vote explained.

(Studio: DR, Bill Plante) Tone of Speakes' statement, written by communications director Patrick Buchanan, discussed.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Invasion hysteria in Nicaragua described.

(Managua, Nicaragua: Mike O'Connor) Reaction of Nicaraguan government to House vote and status of cntry.'s guerrilla war on border with Honduras examined; scenes shown. [Army SPOKESPERSON - (thru translator) dismisses competence of rebel troops.] [PEASANTS - (thru translator) describe their poverty.] Fidel Castro's promising of military aid if United States helps rebels mentioned.

Jones, Phil;
O'Connor, Mike;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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