Search the Archive

Iran/Contra Scandal / North Trial #565091

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 05, 1989
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Carl Stern) Special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh reported asking Judge Gerhard Gesell to drop major charges against Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North because President Reagan refused to release classified documents due to national security risks. [Attorney General Richard THORNBURGH - comments on situation.] North's subpoenas of President Reagan and President-elect George Bush recalled. North's attorney Brendan Sullivan quoted on screen. [Georgetown Univ. spokesperson Abbey LOWELL - comments on situation.] Remaining charges against North listed on screen. [July 1987, NORTH - discusses shredding of documents.] [Attorney James HAMILTON - comments on situation.] [President REAGAN - comments.] Some of funds from sale of arms to Iran noted remaining in Swiss bank accounts.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw)[Representative Lee HAMILTON - comments on dropping of conspiracy charge against North; discusses remaining charges facing North.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Stern, Carl

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.