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Bush / Electoral College / Washington Visit #632980

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 18, 2000
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The meeting of the Electoral College and the awarding of 271 electoral votes to President-elect George W. Bush reported.

(White House: David Gregory) Bush's visit to Washington featured; details given of Bush's meeting with Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan and of the meeting between First Lady Senator-elect Hillary Clinton and incoming First Lady Laura Bush and his plans to meet with Vice President Al Gore noted. [BUSH - praises Greenspan; talks about his tax cut plan.] [Hudson Institute Marshall WITTMANN - says Bush does not need to anger conservatives.] Bush's possible cabinet choices listed.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Lisa Myers) The meeting between Bush and Congressional leaders reported. [BUSH - says there will be disagreements.] [On "Meet the Press", minority leader Representative Richard GEPHARDT - says Bush will be the legitimate president.] NBC News/Zogby poll of the legitimacy of the Bush presidency cited. [Senator Byron DORGAN - says questioning Bush's legitimacy serves no purpose.] [American University professor James THURBER - says the Democrats want a battle with Bush.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview held with Greenspan biographer Justin Martin. [MARTIN - says Bush's meeting with Greenspan has great symbolic value.] [GREENSPAN - comments on the economy.]

NOTE: Names of people on screen not visible during snowbird weather report.

Brokaw, Tom;
Gregory, David;
Myers, Lisa

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