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Iran Arms Scandal / Reagan #314959

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 26, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Nancy Reagan's halt to President's travels for past few mos. noted.

(Columbia, Missouri: Bill Plante) Reagan's focus on Iran arms scandal during Missouri trip which was intended to shift attention away from arms-for- hostages scheme examined; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - claims he's been avoiding press because he had no answers.] President's response to student Heather Watson's inquiry about job of presidency cited. [REAGAN - explains Iran arms operation's degeneration into arms-for-hostages.] [Analyst Kevin PHILLIPS - feels agenda of President's aides is secondary to "Ronald Reagan political renewal process."]

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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