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State of The Union #548618

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 04, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Focus of President Reagan's State of the Union speech tonight, delayed due to space shuttle Challenger's destruction, outlined.

(DC: Chris Wallace) President's speech previewed, include renewed commitment to space shuttle program and proposal to develop space plane; speech's emphasis on soc. welfare and budget cutting needs considered. [REAGAN - calls for streamlining government] [Pollster Richard WIRTHLIN - explains advantages of Reagan's approach to speech.] President's foreign policy proposals outlined.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: John Dancy) Democrat response to Reagan's speech focusing on his proposed spending cuts discussed. [OMB director James MILLER - praises budget.] [Representative Thomas DASCHLE - criticizes cuts in soc. programs.] Anticipated impact of cuts on Library of Congress cited as example [National Association of Retired Fed. Employees spokesperson Joseph OGELSBY - criticizes elimination of federal workers' cost- of-living increases] [Representative Barbara BOXER - believes President is trying to manipulate Democrats into raising taxes.] [Senator Rudy BOSCHWITZ - comments.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John;
Wallace, Chris

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