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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 06, 2008
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Axelrod) The Monday meeting of President-elect Barack Obama with President Bush, his announcement that Representative Rahm Emanuel will be his White House chief of staff with David Axelrod as a senior adviser and Robert Gibbs the likely press secretary featured; details given about Emanuel's background with President Bill Clinton and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; statements from Representative John Boehner and Senator Lindsey Graham about Emanuel quoted. [BUSH - says we must ensure the next president can hit the ground running.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The importance of the transition examined; details given about transitions of Clinton, Bush and President Ronald Reagan. [Former Clinton press secretary/CBS political consultant Dee Dee MYERS - says the Clinton transition was rocky.] [Brookings Inst. fellow Stephen HESS†- says he {Obama} cannot waste any time.]

(Studio: Katie Couric, Jeff Greenfield) How the Republicans came to lose this election and the identity crisis for the Republican Party discussed; voter map shown; details given about the youth vote and the Republican search for party issues.

Couric, Katie;
Axelrod, Jim;
Andrews, Wyatt;
Jeff, Katie Couric,

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