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NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 23, 2002
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Norah O’Donnell) The election of Senator Bill Frist via conference call as the new Senate majority leader, replacing Senator Trent Lott, featured; details given of the Republican agenda for working with minorities. [FRIST – says we must dedicate ourselves to healing wounds caused by Lott’s racist comments.] [Senators Rick SANTORUM†, George ALLEN†- comment.] [Yesterday, on AP Radio, LOTT – says people have been trying to nail him for a long time.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY†- states the Democrats’ view.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) The view that the Republicans’ “southern strategy,” appealing to southern white voters, is hurting the Party featured; campaign ads shown and examples cited. [Former Virginia Governor Linwood HOLTON††- says whites have been driven away.] [President BUSH – denounces segregation.] [Political analyst Charlie COOK†- says the proportion of white voters is going down.] [Representative Eleanor Holmes NORTON†- says we are looking for moderation in the Republican Party.]

Williams, Brian;
O’Donnell, Norah;
Gregory, David

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