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State of The Union Address / Bush's Troop Reduction Plan / Democratic Response #125067

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 31, 1990
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Plans for President Bush to announce planned troop reductions for United States forces in Europe during his speech tonight featured; details of plan outlined on screen. [BUSH - says his speech will have surprises.] Recent secret visit by deputy national security adviser Robert Gates and deputy Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger to brief NATO heads of state noted. Motives behind Bush's proposal discussed.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Wooten) Tonight's Democratic response to Bush address from Representative Thomas Foley previewed. [FOLEY - says he welcomes further troop cuts in Europe.] Senate reaction to administration budget as explained by OMB director Richard Darman detailed. [Senator J. Bennett JOHNSTON, Ernest HOLLINGS - talk about Bush's leadership.] Tone of Foley's speech tonight and impact of Bush's surprise announcement reviewed.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Broadcast times for State of the Union address and Democratic response announced.

Hume, Brit;
Sawyer, Diane;
Wooten, Jim

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