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Nicaragua / United States Policy #543097

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 20, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(DC) President Reagan's intensified lobbying for passage of aid package for anti- government Nicaraguan guerrillas examined. [Voice of REAGAN - claims followers of Muammar el-Kadhafi and Ayatollah Khomeini as well as USSR mil. personnel are in Nicaragua.] Admin. official's later clarification of remark about Soviet military presence outlined; President's comments on President Dan. Ortega and Democrat opposition to his funding request discussed. [Voice of REAGAN - denies Democrat proposal is compromise.] Details of possible compromise listed on screen.
REPORTER: Emery King

(Studio) Democrat response to President's remarks quoted; details of Democrat proposal outlined.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Nicaragua-Honduras Border) Guerrillas' reaction to House Democrat proposal discussed; opposition of leaders Adolfo Calero and Enrique Bermudez to involving Contadora group in Nicaraguan peace process explained. Films shown. [BERMUDEZ - remains committed to war; explains opposition to Contadora Group.]
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Chung, Connie;
King, Emery

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