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Connecticut / School Shooting #1035533

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 16, 2012
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(Newtown, Connecticut: Lester Holt) President Obama's meeting with family members of the victims of Friday's attack on the Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Connecticut, noted; scenes shown of the auditorium.

(Newtown, Connecticut: Anne Thompson) A day of prayer in Newtown featured; photos of the adult and child victims scenes of memorials across the country, including a children's choir singing on "Saturday Night Live," shown. [Christmas tree farm owner Diana PAPROSKI†, tree buyer George BRADEN‡- react to what happened.] [Adath Israel Synagogue Andrew PALEY†, police OFFICIAL - comment.]

(Newtown, Connecticut: Lester Holt) The role of the president in meeting with families of mass violence noted.

(Newtown, Connecticut: Kristen Welker) Obama's meeting with victims' family members and first responders before attending the prayer vigil and giving a speech to help the community heal outlined.

(Newtown, Connecticut: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) How the events in the Newtown school unfolded presented; aerial view of the Lanza house where mother Nancy Lanza was killed and of the elementary school, where Lanza broke in; details given about the deaths of principal Dawn Hochsprung and school psychologist Mary Sherlach and the classroom shootings. [Governor Dan MALLOY - says Lanza had a relationship with the school.] [Connecticut police spokesman Lt. Paul VANCE†- says the rifle was used to kill.]

(Newtown, Connecticut: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(White House: Peter Alexander) The renewal of the heated debate over gun control examined; details given about the expansion of gun legalization and the recent Supreme Court ruling on guns for self-defense. [On "Meet the Press," Senator Dianne FEINSTEIN, New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG - call for action on gun control.] [On Friday, OBAMA - calls for meaningful action.] The NRA quoted.

(Newtown, Connecticut: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Sandy Hook: Miguel Almaguer) The reaction of the first responders examined; scenes shown from the volunteer firehouse near the sandy Hook school. [VANCE - says they saw death and devastation.] [Chris FEDA††, responder A.J. D'ANDREA‡, grief counselor Karen SCHAUM‡- comment on the event and resulting grief.]

Holt, Lester;
Thompson, Anne;
Welker, Kristen;
Williams, Pete;
Alexander, Peter;
Almaguer, Miguel

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