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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005
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(Washington: Dan Rather) Preparations in Washington, DC, for tomorrow’s inauguration of President Bush noted; scenes shown of the snow, stand-ins helping TV cameras line up shots and Bush at the National Archives.

(Washington: Jim Axelrod) The money being spent on inauguration festivities featured; scenes shown of fashion shows, dinners & parties paid for by corporate sponsors; details given of what underwriters get for their money and of criticism about the lavish parties. [Center for Responsive Politics Larry NOBLE†, American Health Care Assn. Hal DAUB†- comment.] [BUSH – says you can be equally concerned with our troops in Iraq & those who suffered in the tsunami as with celebrating democracy.] [Inaugural historian Jim BENDAT†- says this is business as usual.]

Rather, Dan;
Axelrod, Jim

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