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Outlook For Reagan's Second Term and Cong. #535212

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 31, 1984
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(Studio) Look ahead at 1985 begins with President Ronald Reagan and few changes expected.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Palm Springs, California) Outlook for Reagan's second term examined. [White House chief of staff James BAKER - comments.] Films and graphics shown. Aims of administration programs, cutbacks and who will pay outlined. Probability of Reagan's use of TV to bypass Congress and go directly to public noted. [Pol. analyst Austin RANNEY - comments about Reagan's effectiveness in second term. Mentions Eisenhower.] Reagan's sense of humor cited. [REAGAN - comments.] Congress concern with 1986 elecs. and quest for arms deal with USSR mentioned.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Congress veto power over president noted. Potential for trouble between Reagan and Congress, even in own party, cited.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(DC) [IN Senator Dan QUAYLE - comments with regard to proposed budget cuts.] Cuts that Republicans will be asked to support outlined. Democrat gains in Senate in 1984 elecs. noted. Democrat problems cited. [Senator Lawton CHILES - comments.] View of conservative Democrats with regard to San Francisco convention stated. [Senator Bennett JOHNSTON - comments.] [Newly elected Senator Paul SIMON - comments.]
REPORTER: John Dancy

Dancy, John;
Utley, Garrick;
Wallace, Chris

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