CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 11, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; studio: John Zarrella) CNN's efforts to get professor Tracy to appear live or on camera discussed and Tracy's statement quoted. [Florida Atlantic president Mary Jane SAUNDERS- comments on Tracy's position; apologizes to Newtown families.] Tracy's statement questioning what happened in Newtown re-quoted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with salon.com reporter Alex Seitz-Wald and "Among the Truthers" author Jonathan Kay about the conspiracy theories. [SEITZ-WALD - says this is a real strain from paranoid people believing the government is trying to snatch their guns; comments on the common theme in the conspiracies.] [KAY - explains what conspiracy theorist believe: identifying one evil; notes some believe it is an Israeli plot; classifies the theorists as either firebrands or cranks.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with the daughter of the Newtown principal Dawn Hochsprung, who was killed in the shooting. [Voice of Erica LAFFERTY- explains finding a YouTube video about an actress playing Dawn; reacts to the professors being conspiracy theorists.]
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