ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 09, 2011
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(State College: Dan Harris) The debate over the exit of Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno, who will retire due to the story of sexual abuse by one of his long-time assistant coaches, examined; details given of his request to coach through the end of this season, the options for the board of trustees who will likely force out school president Graham Spanier and the handling of abuse by Jerry Sandusky by Paterno and others at PSU; scenes shown of Joe at a rally outside his house. [Player Jack CRAWFORD- reacts.] [Victims' advocate Jennifer STORM- reacts to Paterno's behavior; suggests the boy who cam forward broke the silence.] The Education Department's plan to investigate how Penn State handled these cases noted.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer, Jeremy Schaap) What Paterno should do because he will be a distraction to the team if he coaches four more games and the findings of the ESPN poll on Paterno discussed.
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