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Bush / Inauguration Week #779740

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 16, 2005
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(Studio: Terry Moran) AP poll findings about the people's view of President Bush's second term & "Time" magazine poll findings on the public's view of Social Security outlined on screen; scenes shown of the rehearsal for the inaugural parade; many Bush photos shown; details given of security measures & of the total cost for the celebration. [Wednesday, BUSH - expresses optimism.] [With George Stephanopoulos, Senator Harry REID - says Bush has to come with some humility.] [With Barbara Walters, BUSH - wants to lead the country for four more years.]

(Washington: Geoff Morrell) Questions about the lavish nature of the four-day inauguration examined; statistics cited on the cost, including security & federal leave. [Slain soldier's mother Cindy SHEEHAN†- says it's the wrong time to celebrate.] [Presidential Inaugural Committee Tracey SCHMITT†- says the week will pay tribute to the military.] [Presidential historian Michael BESCHLOSS†- recalls FDR's reasoning for a low-key inaugural in 1945.]

(Studio: Terry Moran) ABCNews coverage of inaugural events announced.

Moran, Terry;
Morrell, Geoff

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