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State of The Union #94638

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 06, 1985
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(Studio) President Reagan's State of the Union speech tonight, his birthday, anticipated.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) President's State of the Union message last year recalled. [1984, REAGAN - claims United States has recovered.] His expected remarks tonight quoted on screen. [Senator Robert DOLE - doesn't foresee deficit reduction and tax simplification both this year] Domestic and foreign policy issues covered in President's speech listed on screen, discussed. [Representative Robert MICHEL - notes lack of interest in renewing aid to anti-Nicaraguan guerrillas.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Democrats' response to President's State of the Union speech previewed; film mentioned narrated by Governor Bill Clinton. Representative Jim Wright, Mayor Wilson Goode, Senator Christopher Dodd noted in film; scenes shown. Networks broadcasting response immediately after President `s speech listed; ABC mentioned delaying broadcast of response until Thursday [Representative Tony COELHO - claims ABC decided "Dynasty" was more important than democracy.] ABC statement quoted on screen. Apparent focus of Democrat response considered.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) State of the Union address coverage announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Vanocur, Sander

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