CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 20, 2005
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(Washington: Dan Rather) Today’s inauguration for President Bush’s second term introduced; scenes shown of the president & Laura Bush walking in the street & watching the parade, the motorcade & marching bands.
(White House: John Roberts) Inauguration day featured; scenes shown of the swearing-in by ailing Chief Justice William Rehnquist, the Bush family, and protestors. [In address, BUSH – speaks of the force of human freedom; states America will not impose our style of government on the unwilling.]
(Washington: Dan Rather) Bush’s decision to not refer directly to Iraq, Afghanistan or September 11 in his inaugural address noted.
(Washington: Bob Orr) The security for the inauguration featured; scenes shown of crowds going through metal detectors & behind barricades and protestors in a “counter-inaugural parade,” being pepper-sprayed by police, booing the motorcade and throwing snowballs. [PROTESTOR, Veterans for Peace Jerome McRAITH† – comment.]
(Washington: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Washington: Jim Stewart) The health of Rehnquist, who is suffering from thyroid cancer, featured; scenes shown of Rehnquist swearing Bush into office. [BUSH – says Rehnquist’s administration of the oath was incredibly moving.]
(Washington: Dan Rather) The focus of inaugural events on US armed forces noted.
(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The enthusiasm of Army National Guardsman Lt. Jeffrey Adams†, who lost his leg in Iraq, for being at the inauguration featured; scenes shown of Adams trying a prosthetic leg at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. [ADAMS – describes his accident in Iraq; says we fight for the ability to have elections.] [Businessman Fred SBRILLI†- explains why he wanted to give an inauguration ticket to a soldier.]