ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 29, 2003
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(Washington: Peter Jennings) Ceremony in Nepal marking the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary & Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay shown.
(Katmandu: Mark Litke) A closer look at Mt. Everest featured; details given of Hillary's role in aiding the Sherpa people with schools & hospitals. [Son Peter HILLARY- says we are celebrating the event that symbolized going into the unknown.] [Granddaughter Amelia HILLARY- says her family was changed forever.] [Son Jamling Tenzing NORGAY- praises Sir Edmund as a name Sherpas look up to.] [Edmund HILLARY - says he never regarded himself as an heroic figure.]
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