NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 25, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Tower commission report on Iran arms scandal, due for release tomorrow, summarized.
(DC: Chris Wallace) President Reagan reported giving Tower commission another version of his memory of authorizing Israeli arms shipments to Iran; letter said allegedly stemming from President's belief that chief of staff Don. Regan and others manipulated him in his previous versions. Reagan's January 26, February 11 and today's stories compared. Nancy Reagan's ostensible reaction described. [Senators Robert BYRD, Ernest HOLLINGS - cite President's inability to get his stories straight; question his credibility.] Tower commission's central criticism of Reagan outlined, include his failure to control Colonel Oliver North and John Poindexter; press spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater quoted on screen. Chief of staff Don. Regan said leaving administration soon.