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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 30, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Map shown indicating the location of most of the violence which is going on in Los Angeles.

(Los Angeles: George Lewis) Violence, fires, and looting in Los Angeles sparked by the acquittals in the Rodney King police beating case featured; numbers of deaths, injuries, and arrests, estimates of property damage cited; numerous scenes shown from violent areas. [MAN - tells why he's looting.] [California state senator Diane WATSON - talks about loss of jobs to burned stores.] [Actor Gregory ALAN- WILLIAMS - comments on Asian man he rescued from mob violence; says this is not a racial issue.] [Community organizer Common Ground Fred WILLIAMS - talks about potential for escalating violence.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Keith Morrison) Los Angeles police response to the violence featured. [Los Angeles police chief Daryl GATES - talks about plans for dealing with civil disturbances; responds to question of where the police were during the violence; talks about keeping a low profile.] Scenes shown of truck driver being assaulted by a mob, of police deployment. [Los Angeles fire department chief Donald MANNING - talks about attempts to kill firefighters.] National Guardsmen and highway patrol officers reported brought in as reinforcements this morning. [Los Angeles police department officer Ted AMSTONE - says there aren't enough people to control the rioters.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview held with Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. [BRADLEY - comments on city's curfew, deployment of National Guardsmen, rioters, King verdicts.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George;
Morrison, Keith

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