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Bush / Presidency #190072

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 14, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The situation and challenges facing President-elect George W. Bush outlined.

(Austin: Dean Reynolds) Bush's personal transition from governor to president-elect featured; scenes shown of Bush at a special church service and Vice President-elect Dick Cheney getting the key to the transition office. [CHENEY - comments on quick appointments.] [Last night, BUSH - says the president is the president of every American.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Linda Douglass) The difficulties the new president will face in working with Democrats in Congress examined; details given of pressure from far right Republicans and Senator John McCain. [Representative Richard GEPHARDT - says the people do not want gridlock.] [Representative Charles RANGEL - says the election was stolen.] [American Enterprise Institution Norman ORNSTEIN - cites the Democrats' demands.] [Representative Christopher COX - pushes for a ban on partial-birth abortion.] [McCAIN - promises to reform politics.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Studio: Betsy Stark) The economic challenges facing Bush examined; details given of specific economic problems, including the possibility of a recession. [CHENEY - says we may be on the front edge of a recession.] [Bush transition spokesman Ari FLEISCHER, Brookings Institution economist Robert LITAN - comment on economic policies.] The critical importance of selecting a Treasury Secretary noted; details given of the two models for a secretary. Bush's relationship to Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan discussed.

Douglass, Linda;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean;
Stark, Betsy

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