NBC Evening News for Friday, May 11, 2012
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(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) Illinois Senator Mark Kirk’s battle to recover from a stroke he suffered last January featured; scenes shown from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where he is working to regain mobility; details given about efforts by politicians in the past to conceal health issues. [Physiotherapist George FORNBY- notes the need to practice walking post-stroke.] [Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago CEO Dr. Joanne SMITH- states tissue in the brain can increase its function.] [Presidential historian Doris Kearns GOODWIN- notes public figures are now more willing to be open.] [KIRK – relates his goal to climb the steps to the Senate front door.]
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