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New York, New York / Train Derailment / Sleeping / Cars #1056088

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Studio: Ron Claiborne) The problem of dozing off at the wheel examined in light of the train derailment in New York City after engineer William Rockefeller dozed off before the crash; scenes shown of the wreckage; details given about "highway hypnosis" as in long-distance driving and "micro-sleep"; scenes shown of the reporter in a sleep-deprivation study. [Yale school of medicine Dr. Meir KRYGER†- comments on getting sleepy.] [Harvard medical school Dr. Charles CZEISLER†- explains micro-sleep.] The sleep study discussed.

Sawyer, Diane;
Claiborne, Ron

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