This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Electoral and popular vote victory for Vice President George Bush reported; map shown. Announcement by Bush that James Baker will be named Secretary of State noted. Reports introd.
(DC: Lisa Myers) Bush's day after election featured; scenes shown. [BUSH - praises Senator Dan Quayle.] [In press conf., BUSH - thanks Martin Van Buren, last sitting vice president to be elected president; expresses feeling about being elected.] Bush staffers Craig Fuller and Robert Teeter reported named co-dirs. of Bush transition team. Carry-over of cabinet members Attorney General Richard Thornburgh, Educ. Secretary Lauro Cavazos, Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady said expected. [BUSH - discusses priorities; comments on his president] [At White House President REAGAN - comments on election]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw; DC: Lisa Myers) Bush's quick start noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Efforts by Republican right wing to make Senator Dan Quayle its man in administration predicted; potential for trouble for President-elect George Bush examined.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Post-election alignment of Senator and House of Representatives outlined on screen.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw; DC: John Dancy) Issue of how President-elect George Bush and Congress will deal with budget deficit discussed. Democratic Congress reported running better than both Bush & Governor Michael Dukakis in last night's election
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Possibility of recount in Florida Senate race between Representatives Connie Mack and Buddy MacKay reported
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Boston, Massachusetts: Chris Wallace) Governor Michael Dukakis' day after election featured; scenes shown. [At press conf., DUKAKIS - calls it a distorted campaign; comments on appointed of James Baker as Secretary of State; comments on campaign] Second guessing within Democratic party on election defeat detailed. [Democrat ntl. committee chairperson Paul KIRK - says campaign should have been more responsive.] [Senator Sam NUNN - says Democratic party must move back to middle of political spectrum.] [On "Today", Jesse JACKSON - comments.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw; Boston, Massachusetts: Chris Wallace) Demographics of Democratic party analyzed; Vice President George Bush's use of Willie Horton ad., Nunn, Jackson mentioned. Upcoming fight over chrmship. of party noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Democrats reported gaining one more governor's seat.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Highlights on propositions voted on in election reported; details given of anti-abortion victories in Michigan, Colorado, and Arkansas, of MD's keeping of gun control law despite National Rifle Assn. campaign, of Colorado, Arizona, and Florida's voting yes on English as official language, of California's rejecting of proposal to make doctors report names of AIDS patients, of California's approval of increase cigarette tax to promote health. Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: George Lewis) California proposition 103 to cut auto insurance rates featured; scenes shown of voter revolt celebration. [Driver Stefanie GRAY - hopes rates will go down.] [Consumer advocate Ralph NADER - says it's time to say "enough is enough" to insurance industry] Ins. companies' response outlined. [Fireman's Fund president Bill McCORMICK - responds.] [Initiative's author Harvey ROSENFIELD - comments on insurance companies]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Voters reported approving legalized gambling in Deadwood, SD, town in which "Wild Bill" Hickok was shot to death.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reaction of USSR , Nicaraguan leader Dan. Ortega and Great Britain's Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher to election of Vice President George Bush as president reported
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Studio: John Chancellor) Evaluation of President-elect George Bush's call for end of campaign and beginning of government given; statement from Bush staffer Roger Ailes noted. Long-term political relationship between Bush and James Baker, soon to be Secretary of State, detailed.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Former attorney general under Richard Nixon, John Mitchell, reported suffering heart attack; Watergate issue mentioned.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Air Force reported grounding B-1 bombers following plane crash near Abilene, Texas, yesterday.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Consumer group's request that FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ban silicon breast implants made by Dow Corning Corporation reported; details given of research linking silicon and cancer in lab rats.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Reagan's reference to campaign '92 noted. campaign. '88 reviewed; scenes shown of cands. on campaign trail declaring their candidacy and campaign Many political figs. shown and quoted.