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CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 17, 2009
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(Washington: Russ Mitchell) Findings of a new CBS News/"New York Times" poll in the people's optimism about President-elect Barack Obama cited.

(Union Station, Washington: Chip Reid) The dramatic train trip from Philadelphia to Washington, DC, featured; scenes shown of the train on its route with people waving and security present, the stop in Wilmington, Delaware and the 41 guests on the train. [Vice President-elect Joe BIDEN - speaks about the train ride as a new beginning.] [OBAMA - says we will fight for you; comments on the challenges.]

(Washington: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(Dover, Delaware: Priya David ) One of the ordinary Americans riding the train with Obama profiled; details given about her efforts to get tougher laws to protect women after her sister was murdered. [On the train and in her class, teacher Quincy LUCAS†- comments.] [Two KIDS - comment.]

(Washington: Russ Mitchell) The "buzz" in Washington about the inauguration festivities noted.

(Washington: Kimberly Dozier) The backdrop to the inauguration featured; scenes shown {with map} of the security presence on land and water and from the subway. [Three PEOPLE, Secret Service Agent Malcolm WILEY†, Metropolitan police department Chief Cathy LANIER†, subway GUY, inauguration attendee Mark RICHARD†- comment on what will happen.]

Mitchell, Russ;
Reid, Chip;
David, Priya;
Dozier, Kimberly

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