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Decision 2008 / Elections / The Day After #922930

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 05, 2008
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The shift in American politics with the election of Barack Obama as president introduced; electoral map shown; vote count and the makeup of the new Senate cited.

(Chicago: Lee Cowan) Obama's historic victory featured; details given about the transition with Representative Rahm Emanuel being offered the chief of staff position; scenes shown of Obama in Chicago today and supporters, including Rev. Jesse Jackson and Oprah Winfrey, in Grant Park last night, Winfrey today on her TV show. [Last night, OBAMA – says change has come to America; speaks to those who did not support him.] [WOMAN – reacts.] [President BUSH – speaks of the civil rights struggle and a dream fulfilled.] [Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE – says she is especially proud.] [Senator John McCAIN – pledges to help Obama lead us through challenges.]

(Studio: Brian Williams, Chuck Todd) How Obama won and the Congressional elections discussed; details given about Obama’s victories in Republican states, the role of the economy and the shift in the suburban vote.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The transition to a new administration featured; scenes shown of Vice President-elect Joe Biden in Chicago; details given about Obama’s economic advisors and the CIA’s announcement it will serve both Bush and Obama during the transition. [Presidential historian Michael BESCHLOSS†- comments on former President Bill Clinton’s unsuccessful transition.] [Representative James CLYBURN†- explains why Emanuel is a good choice.] [Secretary of Homeland Security Michael CHERTOFF – notes there is sometimes an element of distraction during a change.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) The reaction to Obama’s victory reviewed; scenes shown from Obama’s favorite restaurant in Chicago, people lined up for newspapers, front pages from several cities, Obama mentioning 106-year-old voter Ann Nixon Cooper†† in last night’s speech. [Several CHICAGOANS, Minneapolis resident Martha McNAY†, Phoenix resident Thomas CARNEY†, COOPER – react.] [Detroit gas station owner Sebastian BAZZI†- explains why he changed the name of his business to “Obama.”]

Williams, Brian;
Cowan, Lee;
Todd, Chuck;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Tibbles, Kevin

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