NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 24, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(White House: John Cochran) Renewed charges that President Bush knew what was going on in the Iran/Contra arms for hostages deal examined; details given of front page newspaper accounts in the "Washington Post" and "USA Today". [Retired Air Force General Richard SECORD - says Bush was in the loop.] Memos stating the views of then-Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and then- Secretary of State George Shultz about Bush's claims not to know quoted. [Author Richard Ben KRAMER - describes Bush's original reaction.] [August 26 and September 6, BUSH - denies knowledge of memo.] [Democratic presidential candidate Bill CLINTON - comments.] The issues of credibility and the possible reasons why Bush is ducking the debates raised.
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