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Iran Arms Scandal #314468

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 24, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Contradictions in President Reagan's testimony about Iran arms affair reviewed.

(DC: Bill Plante) President said now claiming to have forgotten facts; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - defs. his alleged memory loss.] [Representative Dante FASCELL - questions Reagan's credibility.] Press spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater's comment quoted on screen. [Representative Jim WRIGHT - notes President remains responsible for scandal.] [Representative Dick CHENEY - suggests chief of staff Don. Regan leave administration] Nancy Reagan and others mentioned continue to press for Regan's resignation.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Colonel Oliver North reported filing suit to have independent cnsl. Lawrence Walsh removed from investigation of scandal; details given, scenes shown. [Representative Dan GLICKMAN - notes irony in North's self-professed patriotism and his lawsuit.] Justice Department recalled supervise of Watergate prosecutor. [Former Watergate cnsl. Philip LACOVARA - cites legal merit of North's claim.] Walsh quoted on screen. Suit's possible effect on investigation explained.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Eric Engberg) Significance of Fawn Hall's testimony against North exmained; details given, scenes shown. [HALL - cites effect of publicity; quotes Andy Warhol.] Fawn's testimony outlined on screen; her personal background, include relationship with Arturo Cruz, Junior, described. [The Erickson Agency spokesperson Tricia ERICKSON - praises Hall.] [HALL - comments.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Witnesses before Tower commission said claiming President Reagan not only provided Iran arms but intelligence information as well against Iraq; details given.

Braver, Rita;
Engberg, Eric;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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