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Carter / State of Union Speech / Economy #50777

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 19, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's upcoming delivery of State of Union message noted.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Studio) Constitution quoted with regard to provision for President to periodically give Congress information with regard to state of union and recommend proposals for their consideration. Carter to speak to combined meeting of House and Senator tonight.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Carter's Previous speech to Congress on energy bill noted; film shown. Preview of State of Union message given. Ambitiousness of Carter program noted and reaction of Senator Russell Long to President's attitude on passage of proposals cited. [LONG - describes Carter Program. Says Congress will just have to try to pass what it can and notes Carter's indications of willingness to compromise.] Press Secretary Powell's statement of theme of tonight's message quoted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Gerald Ford's 1st State of Union message recalled. Report with regard to economy that Carter must consider in own message.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Commerce Department figs. for gross national product in 4th quarter as well as for all of 1977 listed. Details of gross national product indications on state of economy given. Decline in bus. confidence in economy and thus decline in stock market noted.
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz

Cordtz, Dan;
Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank;
Walters, Barbara

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