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Nicaragua / Cong. Vote #543158

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 23, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Contd. Capitol Hill lobbying by White House in anticipation of tonight's Senator and House votes on aid to anti-government Nicaraguan guerrillas examined; films shown. [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - thinks memory of Vietnam lingers.] Admin.'s proposed guidelines for aid outlined on screen. [Senators Tom HARKIN, J. Bennett JOHNSTON - don't believe Reagan is willing to compromise.] [Representatives Henry HYDE, Ron DELLUMS - debate issue.] President Reagan's letter to Senator mentioned.
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Studio) Joint US-Honduran military exercises Big Pine III noted sending message to Nicaragua; details given, films shown. Nicaraguan President Dan. Ortega featured; his family's history as revolutionaries described. [Ortega family MBR. - (thru translator) defends revolution.] [VILLAGER - (thru translator) describes economy problems.] [ORTEGA - (thru translator) discusses difficulty in running economy, Libyan presence in Nicaragua, use of USSR military helicopters, on-site verification of lack of Cuban or Soviet mil. bases.] Wife Rosario Maria noted popular poet.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John

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