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Reagan's Health / Iran Arms Scandal #312874

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 07, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan's continued recovery from prostate surgery examined; White House photos shown. [Nancy REAGAN - praises husband's spirits.] President and wife mentioned visiting with hospitalized Navy seaman Michael Ryan; his later meeting with chief of staff Don. Regan and national security adviser Frank Carlucci noted. Carlucci's position on NSC's covert activities outlined on screen. Concern among some that Iran paid too little for United States Tow missiles sold them by CIA and NSC discussed. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - claims CIA will be billed for difference should price Iran paid be determined inadequate.] Admin.'s excuse for not releasing Colonel Oliver North's chronology of arms scheme and diversion of funds to Contras noted. [REGAN - claims North's account is inaccurate; poor audio; remarks transcribed on screen.] President's call for full disclosure and implications of aides' refusal to do so considered.

Plante, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob

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