CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 17, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan's impromptu news conference featured. Reagan noted refusing to discuss offer to drop indictments against general Manuel Antonio Noriega if he would leave Panama. [REAGAN - says trying to restore democrat in Panama.] [Senator Robert DOLE - urges Congress to indicate to President that indictments should not be dropped.] Calls for Attorney General Edwin Meese to resign reported increase; "Washington Times" article mentioned. [REAGAN - defends Meese.] Reagan quoted with regard to Meese's dismissal of his spokesperson Terry Eastland. [MEESE - comments on firing.] President and Nancy Reagans' belief in astrology discussed. [REAGAN - comments on Nancy's consulting astrologer after he was shot in 1981.] White House aides quoted with regard to press conference
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