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Bush / Homeland Security / Iraq / Democrats #714018

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 07, 2002
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Campbell Brown) President Bush’s post–election press conference to outline his priorities for Congress featured; details given of Bush’s push for a homeland security department and plans to boost the economy. [BUSH – comments on homeland security, tax cuts, the elections.] Bush’s intention to keep Vice President Dick Cheney as his running mate in 2004 noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The expectation that the U.N. will vote tomorrow on a resolution on Iraq reported.

(State Department: Andrea Mitchell) The quickening pace on the road to war with Iraq examined; details given about the terms of the US draft resolution; scenes shown of cargo ships loaded with military equipment bound for the Persian Gulf. [BUSH – says our demand for Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to disarm is for real.] [Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans BLIX†- comments on the power of the inspectors.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Lisa Myers) Changes in the Democratic Party following the elections featured; details given about Representative Richard Gephardt’s announcement that he will not seek another term as House minority leader and his likely replacements, Nancy Pelosi†† and Martin Frost†. [GEPHARDT – says the caucus needs change; comments on why the Democrats fared poorly in the elections.] [On the phone, PELOSI – comments on her public support.] [FROST – says our party must occupy the center and not move farther to the left.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Brown, Campbell;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Myers, Lisa

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