CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 25, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: David Martin) Former Watergate reporter and "Washington Post" correspondent Bob Woodward, in new book excerpted in "US News and World Report", said claiming death-bed confession by late CIA director William Casey on his role in diversion of Iranian arms sale funds to Contras, Casey's assessment of President Reagan as indecisive and lazy, CIA director's efforts to have President fire George Shultz and make him Secretary of State. Woodward's discussion of CIA's discovery of late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's reputed drug abuse, Saudi Crown Prince Fahd's alcoholism, Libyan leader Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi's alleged propensity for dressing as a woman, CIA payments to assassinated Lebanese leader Bashir Gemayel and Salvadoran President Jose Napoleon Duarte outlined; scenes shown. Casey's alleged death-bed confession to Woodward on Iran/Contra scheme described. 1681
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