NBC Evening News for Monday, May 09, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Ex-White House chief of staff Don. Regan's "For the Record" featured. Report introduced.
(DC: Chris Wallace) White House spokesperson quoted with regard to Regan book. Nancy Reagan quoted with regard to Regan. [Reagan astrologer Joan QUIGLEY - comments on consultations.] Regan noted asserting that all scheduled events were approved by astrologer; exs. of astrologer's recommendations given, scenes shown. [QUIGLEY - criticizes Regan.] Book's treatment of Nancy Reagan discussed. Nancy Reagan reported accused of having CIA director William Casey fired and quoted with regard to Reagan's comments on abortion during 1987 State of Union address. [Ex-Reagan aide Sheila TATE - says Regan angry that Nancy had role in his dismissal.] Book's description of Reagan outlined. [Senator John ROCKEFELLER - criticizes Regan.] [President historian Michael BESCHLOSS - comments on situation.] Reagans noted viewing book as personal attack. President Reagan quoted from interview with columnist Carl Rowan.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) [REGAN - says book's proceeds going to charity; describes Reagans' use of astrology to determine schedules; says Reagan superstitious; describes color-coded calendar; lists positive aspects of pres.; discusses dismissal and reasons for writing book.]