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El Salvador #537440

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 09, 1984
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(Studio) Senator Jesse Helms reported accusing Reagan administration of buying Salvadoran election of Jose Napoleon Duarte; opponent Roberto D'Aubuisson mentioned claiming victory as well. President Reagan's national address on Central America tonight announced.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Reagan's anticipated remarks tonight, include USSR , Cuban military threats and push for Congress funding of his military aid for El Salvador, examined. [Senator Pete WILSON - claims military force is necessary to suppress terrorism.] Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' preview of speech outlined on screen, discussed. Representative Thomas O'Neill's criticism of President's support for covert activity noted. [Senator Christopher DODD - considers President's remarks a near-verbal declaration of war; explains.] Tonight's speech noted also designed to enable President to blame Democrats if they don't support his policies.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell

(Studio) Coverage of speech announced.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea

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