Search the Archive

Nicaragua / United States Military Aid #548926

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 20, 1986
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) House defeat of President Reagan's request for military aid to Nicaraguan guerrillas reported; final vote outlined on screen.

(DC: Bob Kur) House debate and vote reviewed; scenes shown. [Representatives Thomas O'NEILL, Robert MICHEL, Claude PEPPER - debate issue.] [Representative Alan MOLLOHAN - explains his position to President in telephone conversation.] [Representative Thomas HARTNETT - reacts to defeat.] Impact of White House aide Patrick Buchanan's rhetoric on aid opponents noted. [Representatives Michael BARNES, Thomas FOLEY - think Buchanan helped opponents; considers his rhetoric degrading and ineffective.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Chris Wallace) White House reaction to House defeat examined. [Press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES - reads President's statement] [Rebel leader Adolfo CALERO - remains committed.] [Senator Robert DOLE - is optimistic President's proposal will pass Senator]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Managua, Nicaragua: Mike Boettcher) Reaction here to House vote examined; scenes shown. [POW Roberto AMADOR - comments.] United States invasion of Nicaragua recalled. Status of Sandinista war against contras detailed.

Boettcher, Mike;
Brokaw, Tom;
Kur, Bob;
Wallace, Chris

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.