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Reagan / State of The Union, Iran Arms Scandal #312580

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 17, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) President Reagan mentioned promoting his defense budget in this week's radio address as well as in his upcoming State of the Union address.

(DC: Terence Smith) President Reagan's lack of public response to Iran arms scandal said raising questions about his control of affairs; scenes shown. [Senator Warren RUDMAN, Dave DURENBERGER - cite President's lack of knowledge of scandal, possibly attributing to his management style.] [1981, REAGAN - defers to Defense Secretary to explain his MX missile proposal.] ["Washington Post" spokesperson Lou CANNON - notes Reagan's history of being uninformed.] ["Reagan's America "author Garry WILLS - feels public wants an accounting from President now.] [CANNON - notes Reagan's tendency to withdraw under attack.] Supporters mentioned viewing upcoming State of the Union address as President's chance to undo political damage.

Schieffer, Bob;
Smith, Terence

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