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Iran/Contra Scandal / Bush / Campaign '88 / Hart #317971

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 11, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Independent council reported asking Vice President George Bush about involvement in Iran/Contra scandal. President Reagan noted avoiding reporters Bush reported attempting to question Senator Robert Dole's financial ethics. Report introduced.

(Des Moines, Iowa: Bob Schieffer) Bush supporters noted confirming he was questioned regarding Iran/Contra scandal. Bush statement quoted. Bush reported releasing income tax returns. Reagan noted questioned in Cleveland, Ohio, regarding Bush. [REAGAN - says all has been told about Iran/Contra scandal.] Bush reported hounded by inquiries. [BUSH - says some information is classified.] Iowa noted being dominated by Bush and Dole. Dole mentioned gaining endorsement of New York Senator Alfonse D'Amato. Bush supporters noted challenging Dole to release income tax returns and asserting Elizabeth Dole's blind trust is unethically managed. Dole supporters quoted. [Senator Chas. GRASSLEY - comments on Bush's desperation.] [DOLE - comments on credibility.] Dole campaign commercial shown. [Bush Iowa campaign chairperson George WITTGRAF - comments on Dole's fins.] [GRASSLEY - says cands. need to be cool.] Race noted intensifying.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Presidential candidate Gary Hart quoted. Report introduced

(Des Moines, Iowa: Bruce Morton) Hart shown campaigning in New Hampshire. [New Hampshire Democrat chairperson Joe GRANDMAISON - says Hart enjoys role.] [HART - explains views.] [GRANDMAISON - describes Hart's objectives.] [HART - comments on pres.] Hart quoted. Hart's loner personality discussed. [Senator Dennis DeCONCINI - describes Hart in Senate] Hart's reception by voters discussed. [HART - discusses campaign debt and learning from mistakes.] [Historian James David BARBER - urges voter caution.] Hart quoted.

(Studio: Dan Rather; Des Moines, Iowa: Bob Schieffer, Bruce Morton) Democrat-Republican race discussed. Iowa debate announced. Republican race noted exciting.

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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