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CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 01, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The end of President-elect Barack Obama's vacation as the family returns to Washington, DC, for the start of the daughters' schooling reported; scenes shown from Hawaii.

(Honolulu: Ed Henry) Obama and the issue of the economy examined; details given about the recovery/stimulus plan to be sent to Congress, Republican concerns about the price tag, the suggestion Obama will travel the country to sell his plan. [Vice President-elect Joe BIDEN - says we need a robust economic recovery package.] [Representative Barney FRANK - says we have to respond or the economy will get worse.] [Representative Eric CANTOR - questions the bailouts.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with's Ben Smith and CNN contributor Errol Louis† about Obama and the economy. [SMITH - says Congress is asking for the details.] [LOUIS - says Obama will have to sell through the governors.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Henry, Ed

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