NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 02, 2013
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(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.]
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