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White House / Shakeup / Beschloss Interview #829392

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The tough times at the White House reviewed.

(White House: David Gregory) The staff changes at the White House beginning with the resignation of press secretary Scott McClellan and new duties for advisor Karl Rove featured. [Conservative commentator Pat BUCHANAN†- comments on recent criticism of Rove.] [Counselor to the president Dan BARTLETT†- denies Rove was demoted.] [Former Clinton chief of staff John PODESTA†- comments on the upcoming mid-term elections.] [President BUSH – praises McClellan.] [October, 2003, McCLELLAN – claims Rove and Lewis “Scooter” Libby were not involved in the CIA leak.] Possible replacements for McClellan noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Live in-studio interview held with NBC News presidential historian Michael Beschloss† about the White House shakeup. [BESCHLOSS – says this happens more often when things are not going well; recalls President Ronald Reagan’s recovery from poor approval ratings; comments on Bush’s unusual presidency.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) The problems with Bush’s helicopter noted; scenes shown.

Williams, Brian;
Gregory, David

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