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NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 13, 2017
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(Studio: Kate Snow) The death of Heather Heyer during the demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, from a car driven into the crowd by Alex Fields, who has been charged with murder, noted.

(Charlottesville, Virginia: Tom Costello) The violent altercation when the alt-right protesters' head jason Kessler tried to hold a press conference today featured; scenes shown from Charlottesville of the car crash that killed Heyer, Kessler being chased by counter-protesters, the Saturday clashes between white nationalists & their opponents. [KESSLER - blames the Charlottesville police.] [Heyer's mother Susan BRO†- talks about honoring her daughter.] [Fields' mother Samantha BLOOM†- talks about her son's whereabouts.] [Governor Terry McAULIFEE†- says President Trump has to stop the rhetoric; comments on the two state troopers who died in a helicopter crash.] [Resident Chuck MORGAN - speaks about the "hate mongers."]

(Studio: Kate Snow) Report introduced.

(Bridgewater, New Jersey: Kelly O'Donnell) The reaction to Trump's response to the violence yesterday in Charlottesville examined; tweets from Ivanka Trump against white supremacy quoted. [Yesterday, TRUMP - says hatred, bigotry & violence "on many sides."] [On Fox, Senator Lindsey GRAHAM; on CNN, Senator Cory GARDNER - call for Trump to speak out against white nationalists.] [Sept. 19, 2016, Oct. 9, 2016, presidential candidate TRUMP - says you have to say the name of the problem.] [On NBC, national security adviser H.R, McMASTER†; on ABC, former White House communications director Anthony SCARAMUCCI- offer views on the president's words.] [On ABC, White House security adviser Tom BOSSERT†- condemns white supremacists.] The issue of whether this was an act of domestic terrorism raised.

(Studio: Kate Snow) Report introduced.

(Charlottesville, Virginia: Gabe Gutierrez) The roots of race & hatred behind the weekend events in Charlottesville examined; scenes shown of the city's Robert E. Lee statue, whose removal touched off the demonstrations & counter-protests; details given about the issue of the removal of symbols of the Confederacy in the South & the resurgence on white nationalism. [Black WOMAN - says it hurts.] ["Unite the Right" rally organizer KESSLER†- speaks out about civil liberties.] [Charlottesville vice mayor Wes BELLAMY - criticizes domestic terrorism.] [Vanderbilt University Sophie BJORK-JAMES†- talks about the white nationalists rallying in the public square.] [MAN - opposes celebrating "monsters of history."]

Snow, Kate;
Costello, Tom;
O'Donnell, Kelly;
Gutierrez, Gabe

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