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Joplin, Missouri / Tornado Anniversary #1023268

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The first anniversary of the tornado in Joplin, Missouri reported; statistics on deaths and damage cited.

(Joplin, Missouri: Ron Mott) The progress in Joplin featured; scenes shown of President Obama at the high school commencement, the groundbreaking for a new school, a walk of unity. [High school principal Kerry SACHETTA†- says it’s a celebration and a remembrance.] [Homeowner Lisa DUNN†, GIRL, victim’s father Mark NORTON††– comment.] [Mercy Hospital Dr. Jim RISCOE††- says there’s a hole in the middle of the community.] [Mayor Melodee COLBERT-KEAN†- says we are one.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) The story of Bethany Lansaw††, whose husband Don was killed when he was covering her with his body during the tornado, updated. [Last year, LANSAW – recalls what happened.] [Today, LANSAW – talks about Don; says life started over.]

Williams, Brian;
Mott, Ron

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