CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 03, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Congress's Contra aid vote announced. Report introduced.
(DC: Phil Jones) President Reagan's Contra aid proposal discussed. Anti- aid protestors shown disrupting Congress debate. [Representative James TRAFICANT - ridicules Contras.] [Representative Mickey EDWARDS - responds to Traficant's remark.] Contra aid request illustration [Representative Mel LEVINE - comments on package] Mil. portion of package illustration Reagan's letter to Congress leaders shown and quoted. [Representative Ray. McGRATH - comments on package] Representative Roy Dyson reported asking Reagan to save naval air test center in Maryland. [DYSON - comments on conversation with Reagan.] [Representative David BONIOR - criticizes package] [Representative Henry HYDE - says freedom is something for which one should fight.] White House officials quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan quoted regarding USSR and Cuban aid to Sandinistas. Report introduced.
(Managua, Nicaragua: Juan Vasquez) Nicaraguan leaders reported refusing to comment on Congress vote. [Opposition leader Enrique BOLANOS - explains connection between Nicaraguan army and government] USSR tanks and helicopters shown in Nicaragua. Army discussed. Reagan administration's view of Nicaragua army noted. Cuban and USSR aid to Sandinistas detailed; scenes shown. [For. minister spokesperson Alejandro BENDANA - says wants to discuss exported revolution with Reagan.] [Congress military analyst Ed KING -comments on situation.] Sandinista army noted being strongest force in area.