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New York, New York / Train Derailment #1074164

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 02, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Tom Costello) The investigation into the deadly derailment of a commuter train in New York City reviewed; scenes shown of the wreckage; details given about the engineer’s claim that the brakes didn’t work and the possibility he was using his cell phone; animation shown. [NTSB Earl WEENER†, Senator Charles SCHUMER†- comment on the speed of the train.] Speed-related rail disasters in Spain & California mentioned.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Katy Tur) Stories from the passengers presented; photos shown of NBC employee Jim Lovell††, Donna Smith††, Kisook Ahn††, and James Ferrari††, who died; details given about train safety; Twitter message from Lovell’s son Finn quoted. [Passengers 2 MEN, Dr. Joel ZARITSKY††- describe what happened.] [Railroad operations analyst Ken BRIERS†- raises the issue of seat belts.]

Williams, Brian;
Costello, Tom;
Tur, Katy

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