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Thomas Blanton Discusses New Revelations about the Iran-Contra Affair.

Thomas Blanton is the Executive Director of the National Security Archive, and a nationally recognized expert on the Iran-Contra scandal. We talk to him today in the wake of the indictment of former defense secretary Caspar Weinberger. The trial is set for November 2, one day before the presidential election, which raises the possibility that President Bush might face some embarrassment, since as Vice President he attended some of the meetings concerning arms shipments to Iran. Weinberger's notes on the meetings (which he failed to turn over during Congressional hearings) may also point the finger at Ronald Reagan.

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Other segments from the episode on June 22, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 22, 1992: interview with Thomas Blanton; Interview with Marian Wright Edelman; Commentary on college life.

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