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(Studio: Dan Rather) Jerry Falwell reported asking Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North to speak at Liberty Univ. commencement. Report introduced.
(Lynchburg, Virginia: Eric Engberg) [NORTH - comments on young folks.] Appearance noted North's first since indictments. Senator Jesse Helms noted helping Falwell engage North as speaker [NORTH - portrays self and family as innocent victims.] North noted not directly addressing Iran/Contra scandal. [NORTH - comments on Nicaraguan Contras and American hostages.] [Representative Jack BROOKS - attacks North.] Falwell noted launching petition drive to convince President Reagan to pardon North.
- Engberg, Eric;
- Rather, Dan
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