NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 01, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Chris Wallace) President Reagan reported refusing to release classified documents in trial of Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North; details given. [REAGAN - defends his decision.] [Ex-House of Representatives general cnsl. spokesperson Stanley BRAND - comments on situation.] Possibility that North may never be tried on charge of conspiring to divert funds to Contras discussed. Indep. cnsl. Lawrence Walsh's investigation discussed; Judge Gerhard Gesell mentioned making final decision. [REAGAN - rejects notion of pretrial pardon.]
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