NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011
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(New York: Natalie Morales) The suicide death of Olympic freestyle skier Jeret "Speedy" Peterson featured; scenes shown of his signature trick, the Hurricane; details given about his troubled background and recent DUI arrest. [PETERSON – says he’s had a bunch of negative things in his life; talks about quitting drinking and his troubles with depression and suicide.] [In 2009, mother Linda PETERSON- says sometimes doing everything isn’t enough.] [University of California at Los Angeles Dr. Andrew LEUCHTER- says when people with depression start to get better it can be a time of greater danger.] [US Olympic Committee Scott BLACKMUN- says he was willing to be everybody’s friend.]
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