CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014
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(San Rafael, California: John Blackstone) Williams’ death by hanging featured; Tweet from friend Billy Crystal quoted; details given about his struggles with depression and alcohol. [Marin County assistant chief deputy coroner Lt. Keith BOYD- describes the 911 call and the cause of death.] [Actor Lewis BLACK, friend Bob SARLATTE– speaks about Williams.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) A 1979 photograph of Williams in the National Portrait Gallery shown. The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who also struggled with addiction, mentioned.
(Studio: Jim Axelrod) The renewed focus on addiction, depression and suicide featured; CDC statistics cited. [National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Lisa FURST- says when there is a public completion of suicide it spurs people to reach out.] [Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Dr. Jeffrey BORENSTEIN- says more people die from suicide than homicide in the US.] [WILLIAMS – jokes about rehab and alcoholism.]
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