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Economy: Budget #554247

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 21, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: John Dancy) Congress leaders shown discussing spending bill; details given, scenes shown. [Senator William PROXMIRE - comments on aid to Contras and fairness doctrine.] White House and Congress leaders compromise shown and discussed. Liberals reported threatening to veto bill due to aid to Contras issue. [Representative Barbara BOXER - says Americans don't want war.] Fairness doctrine reinstatement issue discussed. President Reagan quoted. [REAGAN - progress has been made and hopes Congress will hurry.] Democrats reported refusing to compromise. [Representative Silvio CONTE - says Democrats trying to blackmail president] Temporary funding noted keeping government operations open. Senator Robert Byrd quoted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John

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