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Italy / Cruise Ship Disaster #1015542

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The Costa Concordia disaster introduced; live scene shown of the cruise ship off Giglio Island, Italy; death toll cited.

(Giglio Island, Italy: Michelle Kosinski) The continuing rescue efforts and the manslaughter charges against Capt. Francesco Schettino†† for causing the wreck and abandoning ship featured; scenes shown of rescuers blasting through the hull, divers underwater, Schettino at court; photo shown of missing Americans Gerald and Barbara Heil††; phone call between Schettino and port authority captain Gregorio De Falco†† played.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Italy: Harry Smith) A closer look at the shipwreck with captain Jim Fee†† presented; scenes shown of the ship keeled over. [FEE –says abandoning the ship was not a simple task; notes the people in the decks below likely didn’t make it; comments on the possibility of a fuel leak.]

Williams, Brian;
Kosinski, Michelle;
Smith, Harry

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