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State of Union / Reaction #526573

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 26, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Capitol Hill reaction to President Reagan's State of Union address examined; heated meeting today between Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and Senator Republicans cited as ex. [Senator Howard BAKER - anticipates battle over defense budget.] [Representative Augustus HAWKINS - questions President's rhetoric as opposed to reality.] Reagan's remarks on interest rate level necessary for sustaining economy recovery and predicted unemployment level for this year outlined on screen. [Treasury Secretary Don. REGAN - doesn't think heavy industry will offer new jobs.] [Public Employee' Union spokesperson Gerald McENTEE - doesn't agree with President's assessment of recovery.] Speaker Tip O'Neill's assessment of spending freeze's chances noted.

Kur, Bob;
Mudd, Roger

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