(19 Dec 2004)
APTN - New York, NY December 19, 2004
1. Various exterior shots of Time and Life headquarters
2. Shots of Time Magazine "Person of the Year" cover with George W. Bush
3. Black and white still photo of George W. Bush sitting in car from Time magazine
4. Two page layout showing George W. Bush as "Person of the Year"
5. Steve Koepp walking down hallway of Time headquarters
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Steve Koepp, Time Magazine Deputy Managing Editor:
"We chose President Bush as Person of the Year because he took great risks in the way he ran for office against great challenges and he prevailed. He ran without regard for sweet talking the swing voter, running towards the middle, he didn't do that this time, as so many presidents have done. He didn't care what enemies he made, in fact he told us he took delight in who his critics were and measured his progress by making enemies, and he also ran as an outsider, in other words, against the status quo, as an agent of change, and succeeded."
POOL - Michigan July 13, 2004
7. George W. Bush waving to crowd at a rally on the campaign trail
APTN - New York, NY December 19, 2004
8. Various of black and white photos from Time Magazine of President Bush
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Steve Koepp, Time Magazine Deputy Managing Editor:
"He is a bold leader, he is taking the country in places that no one would have expected and he is taking great risks in doing so. He did this in an election in which he was facing unusual challenges in the sense of his own favourably ratings, his war in Iraq, which is a messy proposition and also record (budget) deficits. He could have played by the rules, but he broke some of the usual political rules and took chances and prevailed."
10. Black and white photo from the magazine of Bush, wearing a cowboy hat, walking inside the White House with his dog
11. Black and white photo of Laura Bush brushing President Bush's jacket
APTN - Washington, DC December 19, 2004
12. Shot of people walking on the street
13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mark Atlas, Washington DC Resident:
"He has certainly had a great impact on the year. I'll leave aside my personal feelings about whether his performance actually justified it, but definitely, I think he probably was one of the most important people in terms of his affects on the events in the last year."
14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ken McFale, Washington DC Resident
"Well, personally, I think it's a little ridiculous, but that's another matter. I mean, he's been in the news and he won the election, so I can see it on that standpoint, but other than that, I don't agree with most of his policies, so I could have thought of like six different people."
15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Christina Faccia, Italian Tourist:
"I think it was a good choice. No matter if you agree with it or you disagree, I think it was a good choice, because the whole world has changed since September 11th and following also his choices to get involved in the war and start the war, and the whole economy has changed, especially in Europe. So he's man of the year, yes."
APTN - Washington, DC November 3, 2004
16. President Bush and family walk onto stage before presidential acceptance speech
President George W. Bush for the second time was chosen as Time magazine's Person of the Year, it was announced on Sunday, after winning re-election and "reshaping the rules of politics to fit his 10-gallon-hat leadership style" - a reference to his cowboy image.
The news magazine's editors say they chose Bush "for sharpening the debate until the choices bled, for reframing reality to match his design, for gambling his fortunes - and ours - on his faith in the power of leadership."
"The election was about the use of American influence," Bush said.
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