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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 06, 1999
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(Washington: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Bob Schieffer) The background to the start of the Senate impeachment trial of President Clinton featured; details given of the sale of tickets, the convening of the new Congress and the insistence by Republicans of the need for trial witnesses. [Senator Rick SANTORUM, Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry HYDE - say they wants witnesses in the trial.] [Minority leader Senator Tom DASCHLE - opposes bringing witnesses.] [House Speaker Dennis HASTERT - says solutions cannot be found in bitterness.] [Majority leader Senator Trent LOTT - says he hopes the trial will not be long.] [Senator Orrin HATCH - says he hopes the trial does not become a fight.]

(Washington: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Scott Pelley) White House reaction to the possibility of witnesses in the trial and concerns about trial procedures reported. [White House Press Secretary Joe LOCKHART - says the procedures should be known at the outset.]

(Washington: Dan Rather) Interview held with news analyst Gloria Borger. [BORGER - tells what Lott is watching; says Lott moved too quickly.]

(Washington: Phil Jones) The Judiciary Committee Republicans who will bring the charges against Clinton to the Senate featured. [Committee member Representative James SENSENBRENNER - says the way the trial is handled is important.] [Anti-impeachment Representative Peter KING - calls the Judiciary Committee Republicans "hard-nosed".]

Jones, Phil;
Pelley, Scott;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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