NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 20, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Chris Wallace) White House response to allegation that President Reagan is distancing self from Iran arms scandal featured; scenes shown. [Cnslr. David ABSHIRE - denies stonewalling.] [Pol. scientist Norman ORNSTEIN - thinks White House is trying to shield President] [Representative Dave McCURDY - feels admin. either doesn't know facts or is trying to hide them.] "New York Times" editorial quoted on screen. [December 2, 1986, REAGAN - claims he wants matter resolved quickly.] White House series of reasons for President's failure to publicly discuss scandal since November 19th listed; officials' private explanations outlined. "Los Angeles Times" poll on public interest in scandal mentioned.
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