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France / Notre-Dame Fire / A Discussion #1136478

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 15, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in France introduced; scenes shown from Paris of smoke & flames, the damages inside, the crowds standing vigil.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Paris: Nic Robertson) The status of the cathedral fire with the roof destroyed with repairs planned, the view it was accidental, discussed; inset video of the fire shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Mt. Holyoke architecture professor Michael Davis, former St. Louis fire dept. Greg Favre & former FDNY commissioner Thomas Von Essen about the fire. [VON ESSEN, DAVIS, FAVRE - offer views on it being a construction accident that started inside, how the fire started high above ground, the role of urban firefighters in saving parts of the building, what inside the church may be saved, the architecture of the cathedral that is Gothic style started in the 12th century.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A statement from the Paris police that the fire is under control noted. Live discussion held with "American Magazine" editor Father James Martin & CNN's Vatican reporter Delia Gallagher about Notre Dame; fire photos shown. [MARTIN, GALLAGHER - offer views on the importance of the cathedral to Catholicism, how it is an active Paris church, the poignancy of the fire in Easter week with key relics involved, the centuries of this unique place.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Robertson, Nic

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