NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 08, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Congress Iran/Contra scandal committee reported releasing memo outlining Vice President George Bush's involvement. Memo noted claiming Bush was cognizant of Robert McFarlane's trip to Tehran, Iran. Memo noted being written by John Poindexter. Memo quoted. Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Tom Pettit) Presidential candidate Gary Hart shown campaigning in Muscatine, Iowa. [HART - comments on polls.] Bush reported being unsure of Pat Robertson's strength in Iowa. Iran/Contra scandal mentioned. Robert Dole noted questioning how much Bush knew during Iran/Contra scandal. [BUSH - says supported President] [DOLE - comments on Bush.] [BUSH - tells Dole to leave him alone.] Iowa debate mentioned. [Jack KEMP - says Bush needs to tell all.] [DOLE - says wants to know what Bush knew.] [Pete Du PONT - questions Bush's honesty.] Herbert Hoover noted only president from Iowa. Harry Truman mentioned. [Paul SIMON and Richard GEPHARDT - says wealthy individuals should help with funding problems.] Demise of small Iowa towns discussed. [Farm activist Dixon TERRY - says there's little future for young in Iowa.] Iowa's political importance noted.
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