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Nicaragua / United States Intervention #549118

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 03, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Reagan reported beginning crusade to win Congress approval of incrd. military aid to anti-government Nicaraguan guerrillas.

(DC: Chris Wallace) President's White House reception for visiting rebel leaders examined; scenes shown. [REAGAN - holds Congress responsible for region's future.] [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - compares United States intervention in Philippines with similar efforts in Nicaragua.] Admin.'s argument outlined on screen, discussed; pro-Reagan television commercial sponsored by private conservative organization shown. [Bishop Paul MOORE - explains opposition to President's plan.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced

(DC: John Dancy) Aid request's standing on Capitol Hill discussed; Senator James Sasser's compromise outlined.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United States air strip said under construction on Honduran side of border with Nicaragua; United States military maneuvers in region mentioned ongoing.

(Honduras: Jamie Gangel) Pol. message for Sandinista government of United States war games in Honduras explained, discussed; scenes shown. [US ambassador John FERCH - defs. ploy.] White House strategy in plan considered; Nicaragua's counter public relations campaign described.

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John;
Gangel, Jamie;
Wallace, Chris

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