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Penn State / Sex Abuse Scandal #1007426

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 12, 2011
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(State College, Pennsylvania: Ron Mott) The first home football game at Penn State since the allegations of child sexual abuse by football coach Jerry Sandusky and accusations of a coverup that cost coach Joe Paterno his job featured; details given about the witnessing by now-assistant coach Mike McQueary in 2002; scenes shown from game day across the campus and at the stadium, including honors and vigils for child abuse and the game with Nebraska. [Football FAN; last night, President OBAMA - comment on our priorities.] [Former player Katjana CARTER‡, coach Jay PATERNO - comment.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(State College: Michael Isikoff) The four investigations into the child molestation charges against Sandusky, who is denying the accusation, examined; details given about potential lawsuits against the university. [Volunteer fund-raiser Patty COBLE - raises questions about Sandusky.] [Education Secretary Arne DUNCAN†- calls in mind-boggling.] [Legal analyst Wendy MURPHY†- predicts dozens of civil lawsuits.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Tomorrow's coverage of the Penn State scandal on "Meet the Press" noted.

Holt, Lester;
Mott, Ron;
Isikoff, Michael

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