NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 04, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President John F. Kennedy's problems with Fidel Castro, Lyndon Johnson's clashes with Ho Chi Minh and Jimmy Carter's troubles with Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini recalled. Report introduced.
(DC: John Dancy) President Reagan's turbulent relations with Libya's Muammar el-Kadhafi examined. United States shooting down of Libyan planes in 1981, terrorist threats, bombing of West Berlin disco and United States retaliation recalled; details given, scenes shown. European allies noted not viewing Kadhafi as he is perceived in US. Libya's trade relations with Italy noted. [Mideast experts Dr. Robert HUNTER, Dr. Tony ALLEN - explain European view of Kadhafi.] Kadhafi's role in world terrorism noted alienating US.