NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 12, 2012
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(State College, Pennsylvania: Michael Isikoff) The scathing report by former FBI director Louis Freeh about the Penn State child sex abuse scandal concluding that top officials, including university president Graham Spanier, vice president Gary Schultz, athletic director Tim Curley, and football coach Joe Paterno, concealed facts about former coach Jerry Sandusky reviewed; e-mails following the 1998 shower incident quoted. [FREEH – says they failed to take steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized.] [Penn State Board of Trustees Kenneth FRAZIER- says we are deeply ashamed.] [Penn State student Joe PAQUET- reacts to the revelations about Paterno.]
(Studio: Brian Williams; London: Bob Costas) The impact of this report on Penn State, the possibility that the NCAA will suspend the football program, the permanent damage to the reputation of the university and Paterno and the increased awareness about child abuse discussed.
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