CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jan 24, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Shooting down of plane carrying supplies to Contra rebels by Nicaragua's Sandinista government reported Report introduced.
(DC: Jacqueline Adams) Push for Contra aid reported to be part of President Reagan's State of Union address. [Ex- White House spokesperson Larry SPEAKES - says Reagan will go all out for Contra aid.] Reagan's refusal of Congress Democrats' call for delay in aid request reported [Assistant Secretary of State Elliott ABRAMS - says if pressure comes off, peace negotiations will end.] Efforts to achieve compromise funding noted. [On ABC, Senator Ted STEVENS - predicts Reagan's plan.] [Representative Jim WRIGHT - comments on Contra aid plans.] Reagan-Congress showdown on Contra aid issue reiterated.
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