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Nicaragua / United States Military Aid #548926

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 20, 1986
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(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.

Reporter(s):
Boettcher, Mike;
Brokaw, Tom;
Kur, Bob;
Wallace, Chris
Duration:
00:06:30

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