CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 05, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) Skepticism of both right and left over President Reagan's latest Nicaraguan peace plan proposal, despite his claims of bipartisan support, considered; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - claims administration supports regional diplomacy initiatives aimed at peace and democrat] Details of plan, worked out with Representative James Wright, outlined, discussed. [WRIGHT - expects pro-Contra rhetoric to halt during negotiations.] [Representative Barney FRANK, former Representative Michael BARNES, Senator Edward KENNEDY - believe proposal is sham aimed at strengthening administration's pro-Contra policy.] [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - denies it's a ploy.] [Representative Jack KEMP - accuses administration of preventing Contra victory.] [Contra leader Alfonso ROBELO - wants to participate.] Reagan's success in shifting public attention from Iran/Contra hearings to Sandinistas noted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Reaction of Nicaraguan foreign minister Miguel D'Escoto quoted.
(Guatemala City, Guatemala: Juan Vasquez) Reaction of Central American summit participants here to Reagan peace plan featured; details given, scenes shown. [Honduran foreign minister Carlos LOPEZ CONTRERAS, Costa Rican foreign min. Rodrigo MADRIGAL - comment.]