NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 17, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Chris Wallace) President Reagan's impromptu news conference featured. [REAGAN - defends Attorney General Edwin Meese.] Meese's dismissal of spokesperson Terry Eastland mentioned. Reagan quoted on screen with regard to Eastland's firing. [REAGAN - comments on Meese.] Reagan's plan to drop drug indictments against general Manuel Noriega if he will leave Panama discussed. Senator noted voting to urge Reagan not to pursue plan. [Senator Robert DOLE - says indictments shouldn't be dismissed.] [Senator Pete WILSON - says deal stinks.] [Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - denigrates deal.] [REAGAN -comments on negotiations.] White House poll results noted indicating that drug issue major campaign '88 issue; impact of Reagan's deal upon Vice President George Bush's campaign discussed. [American Enterprise Institution spokesperson William SCHNEIDER - comments on Bush.] White House officials reported changing Reagan's scheduled speech to address drug issue.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw; DC: Chris Wallace) Reagan noted refusing to repudiate use of astrology by Nancy Reagan to determine his schedule. [REAGAN - comments on astrology and Nancy's reaction to his shooting in 1981.] [REAGAN - responds to question with regard to INF treaty signing and astrological predictions.] [REAGAN - says doesn't guide life by astrology.] Reagan quoted with regard to Don. Regan's book.