NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 06, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Council Bluffs, Iowa: Tom Pettit) Vice President George Bush's continued effort to distance himself from Iran arms scandal in his campaign for 1988 Republican president nomination featured; scenes shown. Iowa's support for Bush in 1980 and state's support at present for Senator Robert Dole said attributed to Iran arms affair. Results of "Des Moines Register" poll for Dole, Bush, Howard Baker and Jack Kemp outlined on screen. [Edward ROLLINS - cites possibility race will be between Dole and Kemp.] [October 15, 1976, DOLE - cites number killed and wounded in "Democrat wars."] [BUSH - jokes about his mention in Tower commission report] [DOLE - cites Bush's role in Iran arms affair.]