ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 09, 1982
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(Studio) President Reagan's Capitol Hill meeting with Republican leaders reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) President said changing attitude in budget battle. [REAGAN - calls for compromise.] Specific budget goals listed. [REAGAN - notes pressure to pass budget.] Possibility of series of television speeches in effort to clarify matter to public mentioned.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(DC) [Senator Howard BAKER - thinks President is willing to consider alternatives.] Baker's mtgs. with Senators Robert Dole, Pete Domenici, Paul Laxalt and Bob Packwood on issue considered. Issues of cuts in defense, entitlement budgets noted. [BAKER - comments on interest rates.] Fed. Reserve Bd. chairperson Paul Volcker's alleged remarks to President Reagan re: prime lending rates discussed. [Representative Marc MARKS - comments on public perception of President]
REPORTER: Charles Gibson
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