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In Depth (Dinosaurs) #615728

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 03, 1997
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Mike Boettcher) The controversy over the auction of dinosaur bones at Sotheby's featured; scenes shown of the Tyrannosaurus rex fossil bones nicknamed "Sue." [Sotheby's vice president David REDDEN, Los Angeles Museum of Natural History Robert LAVENBERG, Notre Dame paleontologist researcher Dr. Keith RIGBY - talk about the problems involved in the private sale that could deny the scientific community access.] Rigby's fossil digs in Montana shown.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Hill City, South Dakota: Jim Avila) Premier dinosaur hunter Peter Larson featured; scenes shown of his bone collection. [LARSON - talks about the fossils, the loss of his "Sue" to the United States government and discoveries made from Sue's bones.] [Private collector John BOBBIERS - comments on the sale.]

Avila, Jim;
Boettcher, Mike;
Brokaw, Tom

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