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Nixon #540269

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 18, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Richard Nixon's comeback after Watergate debacle examined; scenes shown. Praise of him by Leonard Garment and John Mitchell quoted. [NIXON - toasts President Reagan.] His upcoming role as arbitrator in dispute between major league umpires and team owners noted. [NIXON - notes umpire association has never suffered from scandal.] [Pol. consultant Roger STONE - praises Nixon's negotiating skills; cites his success with Leonid Brezhnev and Chou En-lai as exs.] ["The New Republic" spokesperson Fred BARNES - thinks Nixon's trying to reach new generation of pole reporters] Senator Robert Dole's comment on Nixon, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter joint presence at Anwar Sadat's funeral recalled. [DOLE - thinks American public will accept Nixon.] Gallup poll's findings on public's perception of great Americans out- lined. [President REAGAN - acknowledges consulting with Nixon.] [NIXON - considers Mikhail Gorbachev formidable.]

Bode, Ken;
Brokaw, Tom

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