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Iran Arms Scandal / Reagan News Conference #314826

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 19, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) Importance to President Reagan of his news conference on Iran arms scandal tonight examined; details given, scenes shown. Today's dvts. said include Robert McFarlane's statement on Saudi Arabian aid to Contras and arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi's claim that he gave Vice President George Bush large sum to be funneled to Contras. Response of Bush's secretary noted. [Senator Robert BYRD - feels public suspect truth hasn't been told yet.] Developments since President's last news conference reviewed, listed. [Last Wednesday, REAGAN - feigns laryngitis.] [Republican consultant Lee ATWATER - dismisses significance of news conf.] (Temporary video loss.)

(Studio: Dan Rather, Bill Plante) Primary issue facing Reagan considered.

Reporter(s):
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:30

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