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Making a Difference (“The Lion King”) #1008590

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 03, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Anne Thompson) A Broadway performance of “The Lion King” for families with autistic children featured; scenes shown of the performance with toned-down lighting and sound effects. [Parents Georgina TOSCANA‡, Lisa STEVENS‡- comments.] [Autism Speaks president Mark ROITHMAYR†- states nothing could be better than an autism friendly theater.] [Theatre Development Fund executive director Victoria BAILEY†- says it’s important that this is a real performance.] [Walt Disney Theatrical Production president and producer Thomas SCHUMACHER†- notes the parallels between the story and the children.]

Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne

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