CNN Evening News for Sunday, Aug 31, 1997
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(Studio: Jeanne Meserve ) The expectation that Buckingham Palace will announce on Monday the funeral plans for Princess Diana, who was killed in a car crash in Paris, France; the deaths along with Diana of her companion Dodi al-Fayed and the driver of the car, and the hope to get information from the bodyguard who survived noted. [Diana’s brother Charles SPENCER - blames the press for Diana’s death.]
(Studio: Linden Soles) Report introduced.
(New York: Cynthia Tornquist) Concerns about the pursuit of Diana & other celebrities by paparazzi in search of elusive pictures examined; details given about the high payments for celebrity photographs; scenes shown of celebrities surrounded by photographers. [“London Sunday Times” Andrew ROBERTS - says she hated them with an absolute passion.] [On the phone, voice of actor Tom CRUISE - comments on being harassed by paparazzi.] [Celebrity photographer Aubrey REUBEN - says anyone who has a photo of Diana in this tragic state will make a fortune.]
(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.
(Detroit: Ed Garston) The safety features of the Mercedes Benz S600 sedan, the model in which Diana was riding, examined; animations & safety tests shown; scenes shown of the mangled car. [Auto safety expert Ralph HOAR - says they were probably protected as well as they could have been; notes the weak point is the roof.]