CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 20, 2001
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(New York: Ground Zero: Dan Rather) The one hundredth day since the September 11 attack on America noted; the newest death toll given.
(Washington: Jim Stewart) Plans to allow survivors of September 11 victims to apply for federal aid December 21 reported; details given about the disbursement of federal funds. [Head of compensation fund Kenneth FEINBERG - says the average award could be about 1.6 million.] [Victim's widow Patti CASAZZA - says she does not know how to value human life.]
(New York: Ground Zero: Dan Rather) the progress of the recovery work at Ground Zero featured; details given of reopening of Liberty Island and Ellis Island to tourists ; scenes shown of recovery work at the ruins of the World Trade Center and a makeshift memorial nearby. [Port Authority Police sergeant Kevin MURPHY - says his men have been out at the site since September 12.] [Port Authority Police Officer Tommy COHEN - describes the progress of the work to clean up debris.] [Ironworker Larry KEATING - says terrorist Osama bin Laden tore down the Twin Towers and his men are just clearing the debris.] [Ironworker Tom NELSON - says knowing that over 3,000 people died keeps him working at the site.] [Oregon resident Missy SCOTT - says she cannot see sense in the tragedy.] [New York Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI - says he tells people to see beyond the tragedy.]