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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tom Costello) The NTSB’s call for a ban on texting, e-mailing or talking on cell phones while driving featured; statistics on texting cited; scenes shown of the site of a fatal accident in Gray Summit, Missouri in which the driver was texting; map shown of states with bans on texting and hand-held devices; statistics on distracted driving fatalities cited; AT&T PSA shown; statement from the wireless industry quoted. [NTSB chairman Deborah HERSMAN†- says we know this going to be unpopular.] [NTSB member Robert SUMWALT†- says this is not acceptable behavior.] [In Los Angeles, MAN, WOMAN – react.]

Williams, Brian;
Costello, Tom

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