NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 04, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Chris Wallace) President Reagan's speech tonight in response to Tower commission report's criticism of his handling of Iran arms operation previewed; details outlined on screen. [In meeting with CIA director nominee, REAGAN - attacks wife's critics.] [Chief of staff Howard BAKER - denies he called Nancy Reagan a "dragon lady."] [REAGAN - declines comment on Colonel Oliver North.] His primary political problem now said recovering from series of false stmts. he made when scandal first broke. [In the past, REAGAN - denies credibility of Mideast news reports about operation, that he traded weapons for hostages, that he condoned shipments of arms from other countries, that he made a mistake; claims his Iran policy goals are well-founded.] [Paul LAXALT - notes President's continued opposition to admitting he made mistake.] Baker and Nancy Reagan said allegedly convincing President to take nondefensive position in responding to Tower commission report [Analyst Chris MATTHEWS - thinks President has lost touch with his audience.] Jimmy Carter's advice in newspaper interview quoted on screen.
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