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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Capitol Hill: Andrea Mitchell) CIA director nominee Robert Gates' first day of Senate confirmation hearings featured; scenes shown. [GATES - comments on his knowledge of Iran/Contra.] Written statements by Gates, in which he said he could not remember events related to the Iran/Contra scandal, noted. [Senators Dennis DeCONCINI, Howard METZENBAUM - question Gates' knowledge of Iran/Contra.] Gates' 1986 Iran/Contra testimony recalled. Gates' misjudgment of Soviet strength noted. [Senator Bill BRADLEY - comments on Gates' mistakes.]
- Brokaw, Tom;
- Mitchell, Andrea
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