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Bush / State of the Union #850213

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 23, 2007
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(Washington: Charles Gibson) President Bush's State of the Union address tonight introduced.

(White House: Martha Raddatz) The president's agenda previewed; speech excerpts about working in a divided government & about the war in Iraq quoted; details given about the domestic agenda on energy, including gasoline & fuel alternatives & health care, including tax reform for health insurance. [White House press secretary Tony SNOW - says this will cut health care costs.] [Former National Security Council aide Bruce RIEDEL†- says foreign policy will overshadow the rest; likens it to a Hail Mary pass in Iraq.]

(Washington: Charles Gibson, George Stephanopoulos) This toughest of audiences for the president with Senate opposition to his war policy, his chance to make the case to the people, the chances for his health care plans & support for alternative energy policies discussed.

(Washington: Charles Gibson) ABC coverage of the address noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Raddatz, Martha;
Stephanopoulos, George

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