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Iran/Contra Hearings vs. Hart Controversy #315961

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 05, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Schieffer) Immediate and long-range political significance and historical importance of Iran/Contra hearings versus Gary Hart controversy with Donna Rice discussed; scenes shown. [Pol. analyst Mark SHIELDS - notes political benefits for President Reagan of Hart controversy's timing in rel. to hearings.] PTL sex scandal and Watergate recalled. [SHIELDS - notes public's interest in sense of recklessness accompany Hart controversy.] Controversies involving stripper Fanne Fox, Elizabeth Ray, Colonel Oliver North's secretary Fawn Hall cited as exs. [Barbara JORDAN - notes sexual affairs of pres. candidate don't have impact of hearings on cntry.]

Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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