ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 25, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter's message to Congress with regard to communications with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev concerning trip here to sign Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II reported; his request for help in getting Senator passage of treaty noted. Testimony to Senator For. Relations Committee by chief of disarmament, Lieutenant General (ret.) George Seignious stated. Film shown. [SEIGNIOUS - comments on need for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), calling it greatest since World War II.] Carter's other message to Congress, with regard to economy, noted. House Budget Committee discussion reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Details of Federal Reserve chairperson G. William Miller's testimony to committee given. [MILLER - comments with regard to possibility of recession.] Congress Budget Office director Alice RIVLIN - comments on economy] Rivlin's prediction that President Carter's wage/price guidelines won't work outlined. Differences in econ. projections by administration and Congress Budget Office stated.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson
(DC) Report on White House reaction to congress predictions. [Econ. adviser Charles SCHULTZE - comments.] Press Secretary Jody Powell's remarks reported
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson