NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011
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(London: Stephanie Gosk) The questioning of Murdoch and his son James by members of Parliament reviewed; scenes shown of Rupert's wife Wendi Deng Murdoch swinging at comedian Jonnie Marbles as he was about to launch a pie and both Murdochs denying knowledge of the phone hacking by “News of the World.”. [R. MURDOCH - says it is the most humble day of his life.] [J. MURDOCH – apologizes to victims of illegal voice mail interceptions; defends executives Les Hinton and Rebekah Brooks.] The later questioning of Brooks noted. [BROOKS – says she has never paid a policeman.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Live in-studio interview held with CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin about the scandal. [SORKIN – states it could only spill over to the US if the company hacked the phones of 9/11 victims; comments on skepticism about R. Murdoch’s claim he is uninvolved with the business.]
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Rupert's wife Wendi profiled. [“Vanity Fair” Sarah ELLISON- comments on Wendi’s attack on the aggressor and on her controversial first marriage.] [W. MURDOCH – comments on their children.] [MSNBC political analyst Richard WOLFFE- comments on her climb from being a factory owner’s daughter in China.]
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