ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 28, 2003
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(Capitol Hill: Peter Jennings) The background to domestic aspects in President Bush's State of the Union address introduced.
(White House: Terry Moran) What the president will say about domestic issues previewed; details given of concerns about economy & health care, including tax cuts, jobs, a prescription drug plan for seniors. [BUSH - says he will talk about the need for a modern health care system.]
(Capitol Hill: Peter Jennings) Bush's plan to stimulate the economy via tax cuts noted.
(Washington: Linda Douglass) The opposition of key Republicans & Democrats to the Bush plan in its current form reviewed.
(Capitol Hill: Peter Jennings; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The political challenge for the president to show he is prepared for war but not preoccupied with war at the expense of the economy discussed.
(Capitol Hill: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The tight security in Washington, DC, for the State of the Union address reviewed; scenes shown of the security presence in the air & on the ground. [US Capitol Police Chief Terrance GAINER†- comments on the Capitol as a September 11 target.] [Former FBI counterterrorism official Skip BRANDON†- says the reality is you cannot be too secure.]