NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 30, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Managua, Nicaragua: Ed Rabel) Release of captured American pilot James Denby by Nicaragua reported; forcing down of Denby's plane on December 6 recalled; scenes shown. [DENBY - says feels fine.] Nicaraguan charges against Denby detailed. Denby reported released to custody of California political Bill Press. [PRESS - says Nicaraguans should send signals of peace.] [DENBY - says Nicaraguans not big on explanations.] Shooting down of Eugene Hasenfus' plane in 1986 recalled; scenes shown. Both releases reported linked to Sandinistas' efforts to influence Congress on Contra aid issue.
(Studio: Connie Chung) President Reagan's plan for Contra aid proposal to Congress reported Report introduced
(DC: Robin Lloyd) Response by Representative Richard Gephardt to Reagan's radio address revealing his plans for Contra aid reported; details given, scenes shown. [GEPHARDT - calls Contra war wrong.] Pol. showdown over Contra aid issue between Reagan and Congress reported [Representative Dick CHENEY - wonders about Gephardt telling Congress how to vote.] [In radio address, REAGAN - says must help Contra freedom fighters.] Reagan's aid request detailed. [Representative Dave McCURDY - says additional military aid a mistake.] The fact that Contra aid has become Democrat campaign issue reiterated.
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