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Bush / State of the Union Address: Medicare, Economy #720555

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 28, 2003
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(Washington: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Bob Schieffer) What President Bush is expected to say about domestic issues in tonight’s State of the Union address previewed; details given about Bush’s proposal for Medicare reform and his tax cut plan. [Senators Edward KENNEDY†, Tom DASCHLE – criticize Bush’s prescription drug plan.] [Senator William FRIST†- calls double taxation immoral.]

(Washington: Dan Rather) Tonight’s coverage of Bush’s State of the Union address on CBS noted.

(New York: Anthony Mason) The state of the economy featured; details given about the impact of the possible war and concerns about what will happen after the war. [Prudential Financial Larry WACHTEL†, Bear Stearns Susan GREEN†- comment on the uncertainty in the economy due to the war talk.] [M.I.T. economist Lester THUROW†- says the real expenses & unknowns will come after the war.] [Wharton School of Business Jeremy SIEGEL†- says the economy could slip back into a recession based on how the war goes.]

Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
Mason, Anthony

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