NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012
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(Los Angeles: Mike Taibbi) Griffith’s career reviewed; TV and film clips and ad for President Obama’s health care bill shown; scenes shown of him receiving the Medal of Freedom from President George Bush. [GRIFFITH – comments on the town of Mayberry.] [Actor Linda PURL- comments.]
(Studio: Natalie Morales) Actor Ron Howard’s account of Griffith’s influence presented in his own words. [HOWARD – says Andy demonstrated you could have fun and work hard toward offering audiences quality; says being a kid actor on “The Andy Griffith Show” was positive and he learned how to be a professional; notes Andy’s appreciation for the audience.]
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