NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 13, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: John Cochran) President Oscar Arias Sanchez's winning of Nobel Peace Prize reported Author of Central American Peace plan said winning because he was willing to give peace a chance. [ARIAS - says getting the Nobel Prize offers him new encouragement in his pursuit of peace.] Though his skepticism for plan known, President Reagan's congratulations to Arias noted. [Representative Jack KEMP - says communists don't always respect plans for peace.] More aid for Contras and Reagan's opinions discussed. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - says Contras need money.] Shultz's praise of parts of Arias' plan noted. [Representative Sam GEJDENSON - says the American people are behind the peace process.] [Senator Jim WRIGHT - says there will be no military aid when peace is being pursued.] Reagan said upset that Nobel prize given for proposal that allows USSR and Cuban interference but no more help for the Contras by US.