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Iran Arms Scandal Fallout / White House Recovery #314997

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 03, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan reported nominating FBI director William Webster as CIA director after acting director Robert Gates withdrew his nomination yesterday in wake of Tower commission report on administration's handling of Iran arms operation. [John TOWER - declined CIA post.] President's activities today, believed designed to regain control as stressed by Tower commission, reviewed; White House photos shown. [REAGAN - responds to Mikhail Gorbachev's latest arms control proposal.] [Pol. analyst Norman ORNSTEIN - describes administration's strategy promoting Reagan now.] Importance of Reagan's speech tomorrow night considered.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Webster's importance to President's effort to regain his credibility considered.

Braver, Rita;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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