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Reagan Credibility / US-Iran Arms Deals #99951

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 14, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Reagan's falling credibility with American public following last night's speech on his secret arms deals with Iran noted; poll results outlined on screen.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) White House effort to gain public support for Iranian arms deals in wake of President's speech examined; scenes shown. [REAGAN - claims most Americans will approve.] Admin.'s public relations campaign described. [Last Thursday, REAGAN - denies any truth to stories.] [Last night, REAGAN - acknowledges authorizing secret arms shipments to Iran.] [Courtesy CBS, former national security adviser Robert McFARLANE - dismisses question of legality of shipments.] [Courtesy "Good Morning America", chief of staff Don. REGAN - denies shipments were linked to hostages' release.] [Today, REAGAN - considers hostages' release a bonus.] Regan's stmt. today outlined, quoted on screen.

(DC: Brit Hume) Capitol Hill's reaction to speech featured; scenes shown. [Representative Thomas O'NEILL, Senator James EXON, Senator Patrick LEAHY, Senator Carl LEVIN - attack duplicity of President's statement, implications of arms shipments.] [Courtesy "John McLaughlin's One on One", Senator Robert DOLE - finds supporting Reagan now difficult.] [Senator Orrin HATCH, Senator Richard LUGAR - comment.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Poll results outlined on screen, discussed. Upcoming item announced.

Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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