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Nicaragua / Contras Aid #318121

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 20, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan and staff reported urging more aid to Contras at White House function. Reagan quoted. [REAGAN - comments on aid to Contras issue.] Possibilities of Gulf of Mexico war discussed. [REAGAN - compares Persian Gulf to Gulf of Mexico.] Reagan's proposal to Congress detailed. [Representative Jim WRIGHT - says Reagan doesn't want peaceful settlement.] White House sources quoted. Senator Christopher Dodd mentioned also criticizing Reagan proposal. White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater quoted on screen regarding Dodd and other Democrats condemning Reagan's proposal. [DODD - calls Reagan policy desperate.] White House strategy detailed.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Israeli troops reported killing Palestinians believed to have been Lebanese guerrillas. Defense minister Yitzhak Rabin quoted. Israeli troops mentioned laying aside arms and employing clubs instead. Report introduced.

(W. Bank, Israel: Bob Simon) Rabin's new riot control policy discussed; Rabin quoted. Israeli troops shown firing tear gas into crowds and forcing shops open. [Regional commander General Amram MITZNA - says policy will return normalcy to situation.] [MAN - comments on troops.] [Ramallah, ice cream VENDOR - comments on business] Curfew's impact discussed. Women shown attempting to purchase food. Israeli strategy outlined.

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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