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Asia / Tsunami Disaster / Missing Americans / The Landscape #775984

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 07, 2005
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The new U.N. death toll figures for the Asian tsunami cited; aerial scenes shown from over devastated Sumatra in Indonesia.

(State Department: Jonathan Karl) The State Department effort to find missing Americans featured; scenes shown of diplomats visiting a makeshift morgue in Thailand. [US Embassy to Philippines vice consul Laura BIEDEBACH†- says we are gathering information about the missing.] [Missing American's mother Gerena CHRISTIAN†, missing American's boyfriend Morgan BROWNING†- outline what they have been doing to find their missing loved one.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Galle, Sri Lanka & on the Indian Ocean: Bob Woodruff) How the earthquake & tsunami have changed the Indian Ocean landscape featured; scenes shown of recovered sunken boats. [India Navy Capt. T.K. ASHOKAN†- says he has never seen so many wrecks.] [Retired R/Adm. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Chris ANDREASEN†- talks about the phenomenal shoaling.] Satellite photos shown of Indonesia's Aceh province before & after the tsunami. [National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Keith DOMINIC†- talks about lost navigation aids.] The use of global positioning technology to move ocean buoys back into position noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Karl, Jonathan;
Woodruff, Bob

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