CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 04, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan's speech tonight in response to Tower commission report's criticism of his handling of Iran arms operation noted.
(DC: Bill Plante) [REAGAN - attacks wife's critics.] Rapid confirmation of FBI director William Webster as CIA director said likely. Chief of staff Howard Baker's Capitol Hill courtesy calls today cited. [BAKER - defines his role in administration] Importance of tonight's speech to Reagan examined. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - believes success or failure of Reagan's remaining term hinges on speech.] [November 6, REAGAN - denies veracity of Mideast news reports] [November 19, REAGAN - denies operation was fiasco or failure.] [November 25, REAGAN - admits policy's implementation was flawed.] [January 27, REAGAN - cites mission's failure, mistakes in the effort.] Speech previewed.
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