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Reagan / Nicaragua Policy #542972

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 15, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Opening of President Reagan's hardsell for his Nicaraguan policy proposals examined; films shown. [REAGAN - asks Congress to approve his plan.] Details of his proposal outlined on screen, explained; administration noted flying in president of Costa Rica to lobby Capitol Hill. [TRANSLATOR - hopes Congress will be receptive to his efforts.] Mexico mentioned now supporting President's initiative. [REP. - debates administration's plan.] Scenes from "Who are the Contras"? shown courtesy Skylight Pictures. Focus of Reagan's immediate campaign to win Congress support described.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Managua, Nicaragua) Sandinista public relations efforts aimed at visiting Congress intelligence cmtes. examined; President Dan. Ortega's offer of peace gesture to United States if Congress rejected further aid to anti-government guerrillas mentioned. Films shown. Apparent reaction of Representatives following meeting with for. minister Miguel D'Escoto described. [Uniden. REP. - describes meeting in diplomacy jargon.] [Representative Dave McCURDY - doesn't think any changes have occurred.] Econ. and soc. problems plaguing Nicaraguan government considered.
REPORTER: Mike Boettcher

Boettcher, Mike;
Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea

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