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ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 18, 2009
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(Washington: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(White House: Jake Tapper) The celebrations preceding President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration featured; scenes shown of Obama and from the Lincoln Memorial and mall, including performances by musicians Pete Seeger, Usher, Bruce Springsteen, Garth Brooks, Beyonce, actor Jamie Foxx; at Arlington National Cemetery and the Obamas at a local church; details given of the administration's preparations for Tuesday. [OBAMA - speaks about the dream of a King and Abraham Lincoln.] [Voice of Pastor Derrick HARKINS†- says perhaps God has prepared you.] [On "This Week," Obama adviser David AXELROD†- talks about withdrawing troops from Iraq.]

(Washington: Charles Gibson) ABC News/"Washington Post" poll figures on Obama's approval rating cited.

(Washington: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The high hopes for Obama and the concern about the economy and the first economic policies the Obama administration will have to deal with discussed; poll figures on an Obama mandate and on expectations cited. [In speech, OBAMA - talks about the true character of the nation.]

(Washington: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(New York: Dan Harris) The nation's prayers for Obama featured; scenes shown from churches and a Los Angeles temple. [In New York, WOMAN; in California, PASTOR; in New Mexico, WOMAN; in Los Angeles, Sinai Temple Rabbi David WOLFE†; in Riverside Church in New York City, Pastor Dr. Brad BRAXTON†; in Berkeley, California, PASTOR - wish Obama well.] [In Lancaster Baptist Church, Pastor Paul CHAPPELL†- says Gene Robinson is an avowed homosexual.]

(Washington: Charles Gibson) A view of people heading for Washington, DC, shown. The story of one family's journey to the inauguration in Washington updated; scenes shown from New Orleans and Selma, Alabama. [In New Orleans, Nikki LECOMPTE††- recalls her family house that was damaged by Hurricane Katrina; talks about the journey and the right to vote.]

Gibson, Charles;
Tapper, Jake;
Stephanopoulos, George;
Harris, Dan

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