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Campaign '92 / Bush vs. Clinton / Iran/Contra Issue #583557

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 13, 1992
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(Atlanta: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Katherine Couric) Surprise conversation with President Bush during "Today"'s tour of the White House with Barbara Bush featured; scenes shown. [George BUSH - talks about the debates; says Bill Clinton needs to come clean on the draft; reiterates that he is questioning Clinton's character and judgment, not patriotism; says 4,000 questions have been answered about the Iran/Contra arms for hostages deal; says the draft and Iran/Contra issues cannot be compared.]

(Atlanta: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) The record on the arms for hostages swap with Iran reviewed. [CLINTON - compares draft and Iran/Contra issues.] [On "Today", with Couric, BUSH - says he knew about the arms for hostages.] Bush's 1986 statement that he was not aware of the arms for hostages swap quoted on screen. White House aides' clarification of Bush's statement in response to Couric's question noted. Challenge to Bush's account in a memo from Secretary of State George Shultz, by Iran/Contra operative Richard Secord and former national security aide Howard Teicher noted. [On "Today" on September 28, TEICHER - says Bush has not leveled.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Couric, Katherine

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