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Iran Arms Scandal / Reagan Speech, Tower Commission Report #555511

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 05, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Chris Wallace) President Reagan's first effort to regain offensive since Iran arms scandal broke noted beginning with his speech last night; scenes shown. [REAGAN - wants to get off the subject.] His immediate agenda outlined. [REAGAN - is optimistic over US-USSR arms control agreement.] [Senators Strom THURMOND, Patrick LEAHY, Alan CRANSTON - comment on speech, President's alleged memory loss.] Neil Reagan said believing brother was aware of diversion of Iran arms sale funds to Contras. [President REAGAN - jokes about bro.'s comment.] ["US News and World Report" editor David GERGEN - doesn't believe Reagan will change his management style despite Tower commission report]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Secys. George Shultz and Caspar Weinberger's reactions to Tower commission report's criticism of them outlined. Vice President George Bush's response described.

Brokaw, Tom;
Wallace, Chris

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