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American Agenda (Bush Agenda) (Part I) #118536

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 18, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Preview of two-part American Agenda segments on George Bush's foreign and domestic policies given.

(Studio: Peter Jennings , John McWethy, Bob Zelnick, Brit Hume) Preview of discussion of Bush's foreign policies held.

(Studio: Brit Hume, Peter Jennings ) Bush's foreign policy analyzed; details given of likely approach by Bush and Secretary of State-designate James Baker to foreign policy. [BUSH - says "peace through strength works."] President Reagan and USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev mentioned. Issue of bringing Congress to heel on foreign policy discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(Studio: Bob Zelnick, Peter Jennings ) Issue of Bush and defense buildup in times of smooth relations with USSR analyzed; details given of defense policy deadlines facing Bush. Prediction that Bush will slash President Reagan's Pentagon budget request discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(Studio: John McWethy, Peter Jennings ) Dipl. problems facing Bush analyzed; details given of problems in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama and Middle East. How Bush might regain initiative in international diplomacy discussed.

(Studio: John McWethy) Reporters' predictions on what Bush's first foreign policy crisis might be outlined; areas of Central American, Peru and Israel mentioned.

McWethy, John;
Jennings, Peter

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