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ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 10, 2008
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The first post-election White House meeting of President-elect Barack Obama with President Bush introduced.

(White House: Jake Tapper) The transfer of power from Bush to Obama featured; scenes and photos shown from outside the White House and inside the Oval Office; details given of Obama's consideration of executive orders to reverse the ban of stem cell research, Guantanamo Bay and the expansion of oil and gas drilling. [White House press secretary Dana PERINO - says both love their country.] [Obama transition team co-chair John PODESTA†- comments on the process.] Obama's likely staff appointments by the end of the week with three Bush appointees likely to stay on {named} listed.

(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The differences in this transition from Bush to Obama as compared to President Bill Clinton's, the possibility of the first issue of a second stimulus package, the prospective for extending unemployment benefits and the status of Senator Joseph Lieberman, who supported Senator John McCain, discussed.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Claire Shipman) The tour of the White House for Michelle Obama reviewed; photos shown. [Chief of staff to first lady Anita McBRIDE†- says First Lady Laura Bush showed Michelle where the two little girls will live; outlines what they talked about.] [ABC's Ann COMPTON - says there is a secret children's garden there.] Photos shown of White House children Amy Carter and Caroline Kennedy.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Obama said about his 2005 visit to the White House after his election to the Senate noted. [Via recording of his book, OBAMA - recalls being introduced to the first lady and what the president said about hand sanitizer and his advice about Washington being a tough town.]

Gibson, Charles;
Tapper, Jake;
Stephanopoulos, George;
Shipman, Claire

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