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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 06, 1999
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(Washington: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Gwen Ifill) The swearing into office of new senators sworn and the selection of Representative Dennis Hastert as new House Speaker before the impeachment trial for President Clinton reported; scenes shown from the Senate. [Senate Majority Leader Trent LOTT - says he hopes the trial ends in a short period of time.] [HASTERT - addresses the House; calls for change.] [Minority leader Representative Richard GEPHARDT - talks about working things out with Hastert.] [Minority leader Senator Tom DASCHLE - says he has trouble bringing in witnesses.] Potential witnesses named. [Senators Rick SANTORUM, Christopher DODD - express opposing views about witnesses.]

(Washington: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: David Bloom) Attempts by the White House to delay the opening of the impeachment trial if witnesses are called reported. [Former White House special counsel Lanny DAVIS - says there should be pre-trial depositions.] [White House spokesman Joe LOCKHART - says everyone should know the process from the outset.]

(Washington: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Faw) Offering of limited tickets for the Senate impeachment trial featured. [Two PEOPLE - says the impeachment trial is historic; talks about ticket sales.] [Columbia University professor Eric FONER - says President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial did not whip up such a high level of media frenzy.] [Auctioneer Leonard WESCHLER - talks about the value of Johnson impeachment tickets.]

Bloom, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Faw, Bob;
Ifill, Gwen

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