NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 02, 1986
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(Studio: Chris Wallace) President Reagan noted scheduled to deliver State of the Union address Tuesday; speech recalled delayed in honor of Challenger astronauts.
(DC: Robin Lloyd) Focus of President's attention said still on Challenger explosion, include developing plans for independent commission to investigate tragedy; incident said necessitating rewriting State of the Union address. His expected remarks outlined on screen, discussed. Senator Pete Domenici said among those feeling tax increase is inevitable to counter budget deficit. [Pol. strategist Ed ROLLINS - foresees President facing united Congress on tax and budget cut issues.] Shuttle commission thought announced prior to Tuesday speech.