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Reagan / Fall Agenda #558629

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 08, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Kur) President Reagan's fall agenda noted include battles with Congress over Robert Bork's nomination to Supreme Court, Contra aid, US-USSR arms control, economy. [Senator Robert DOLE - notes importance of Congress's action for 1988 Presidential race.] Senator Joseph Biden's preparations for next week's Senate Judicial Committee hearings on Bork nomination cited as example; details given, scenes shown. [BIDEN - explains opposition to Bork.] [Representative James WRIGHT - describes his tactic in delaying further Contra aid.] Senator Sam Nunn's threat to delay US- USSR arms control process until 1972 anti-ballistic missile treaty interpretation is resolved mentioned. Anticipated economy action outlined. [Senator Robert BYRD - cites need for Reagan to end presidency by working to undo federal deficit incurred under him.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Chris Wallace) Reagan's fall agenda said designed to counter lame duck allegation and political impact of Iran/Contra scandal; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - comments.] White House strategy to hold Reagan-Gorbachev summit to sign arms control agreement followed by 1988 summit in Moscow and to succeed with Bork confirmation described. [Analyst Ed ROLLINS - believes Reagan has been harmed by Iran/Contra scandal; explains.] Scandal's impact on Congress support for Contra aid cited as example [REAGAN - remains committed to Contra aid.] [Conservative activist Paul WEYRICH - accuses President aides of misleading him.] President's reluctance to hold news conferences said linked to Iran/Contra scandal fallout; details given.

Brokaw, Tom;
Kur, Bob;
Wallace, Chris

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