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Penn State / Sex Abuse Scandal / Sandusky / Victim's Mother Interview (Part I) #1007610

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The latest developments in the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State University in which coach Jerry Sandusky abused boys introduced; details given about the shifting accounts from witness now-assistant coach Mike McQueary† about whether he contacted police and stopped the shower locker room incident with his e-mails quoted. The issue of accountability by the university, the replacement of the original judge in the Sandusky case and unanswered questions noted.

(State College: Drew Griffin) The exemption at Penn State that allows the school not to reveal information and the role of three Penn State officials who knew about the original allegations against Sandusky examined; scenes shown of CNN efforts to find the man, Tom Harmon, who had been head of the campus police and the current university police chief, who refused to talk about a coverup; details given about the efforts to contact 1998 university counsel Wendell Courtney, who refused to talk.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The background of Sandusky victim number one, who was taken to events and coached by Sandusky according to the grand jury report, reviewed. [With voice altered, victim's MOTHER - outlines her son's reaction to the NBC interview with Sandusky; reacts to what Sandusky said about showering with boys; calls him a sick individual; describes her son's changing behavior.] Other material: [In Bob Costas interview, SANDUSKY - says he is not sexually attracted to young boys.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew

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