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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 19, 2017
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(Studio: Jose Diaz Balart) The funeral in Charlottesville, Virginia, for state trooper Jay Cullen, who was killed in a helicopter crash during the white nationalists' protest, shown. Report introduced.

(Dallas: Gabe Gutierrez) The battle over the removal of statues & monuments examined; scenes shown from Duke University of the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee that was removed, the toppling a statue in Durham, North Carolina; details given about debates in Lexington, Kentucky, Birmingham, Alabama & Dallas & about Army posts named for Confederate generals. [Charlottesville Mayor Michael SIGNER†- says statues have become touchstones for terrorism.] [Mothers Against Police Brutality co-founder John FULLINWINDER†- says the monuments celebrate the preservation of slavery.] [Monument supporter Zac RICHMAN†- says celebrate our past.]

(Studio: Jose Diaz Balart) Further coverage of the story on "Meet the Press" noted.

Balart, Jose Diaz;
Gutierrez, Gabe

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