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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 07, 1998
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Joe Johns) The scramble within the Republican Party following the resignation of Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich after the party's weak showing in the '98 elections featured. [GINGRICH - explains why he gave up the speakership and his House slot.] Representatives Bob Livingston and Chris Cox said seeking the speaker's job. [Representative Bill ARCHER - says the job is not right for him.] [Representatives David McINTOSH, Steve LARGENT - react to Gingrich's decision.] [GOPAC Rich GALEN, former member of Congress Bill PAXON - comment on what is going on.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: John Palmer) The reaction of the White House and Democrats to Gingrich's resignation featured; Representative Richard Gephardt quoted. [Senator elect Charles SCHUMER, Representative Martin MEEHAN - react to Gingrich's departure.] The fact that the Gingrich resignation will have little impact on the impeachment hearings for President Clinton noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Marietta, Georgia: Kenley Jones) The reaction in Gingrich's district in Georgia featured. [Four Gingrich SUPPORTERS - comment.] The importance of Gingrich's political clout to his district noted. [Georgia Republican chairman Rusty PAUL - comments.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Rick Davis) Gingrich's rise and fall reviewed; details given of his political actions that led to him being named Speaker in 1994, his gaffe about his plane seat and the ethics charges against him. [Former Speaker of the House Thomas O'NEILL - spars with Gingrich.] [Speaker of the House Newt GINGRICH - apologizes.] [This week, GINGRICH - accepts the blame for election losses.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Coverage of politics on tomorrow's Meet the Press noted.

Davis, Rick;
Johns, Joe;
Jones, Kenley;
Palmer, John;
Williams, Brian

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