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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Proposals from presidential candidates Texas Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore on how to spend the federal budget surplus reported.
(New York: Terry Moran) How the booming economy has made it easy for Bush and Gore to make promises to the electorate examined; details given of Bush's emphasis on a tax cut while Gore proposes reducing the national debt. [GORE - talks health coverage.] [BUSH - pushes a missile defense system; says the surplus is the people's money.] [Historian Michael BESCHLOSS - says in times of prosperity the people don't look for a great president.]
- Jennings, Peter;
- Moran, Terry
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