NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 19, 2004
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(Athens: Brian Williams) The suspension from the Olympic Games of 5 weightlifters for steroid use noted; today’s results reviewed.
(Athens: Dennis Murphy) US swimmer Gary Hall, Jr. profiled; scenes shown from the pool; details given of the swimming accomplishments of his father and of his struggle with type 1 diabetes. [HALL – comments on winning a gold medal in the 2000 Olympics; talks about living with diabetes.] [Father Gary HALL – comments.]
(Athens: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(No location given: Mike Taibbi) US equestrian competitor Amy Tryon, a Seattle area firefighter, profiled; scenes shown of Tryon riding. [TRYON – comments on her horse, Poggio, whom she bought through a classified ad, and her Olympic dream.] [Sammamish, Washington, Eastside Fire & Rescue Danny EVANGER, Lt. Bill PITT, coach Capt. Mark PHILLIPS- comment on Tryon.]