NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 08, 2005
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(Galle, Sri Lanka: John Seigenthaler) The latest death toll in the tsunami disaster in southeast Asia noted.
(Banda Aceh, Indonesia: Kevin Sites) The relief efforts in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, featured; scenes shown from the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, whose helicopters brought in water & food aid. [Copter crewman Dave CHASSEY- says the people just wanted the food.] [Navy copter pilot Lt. Scott COHICK- talks about the water production system.]
(Galle, Sri Lanka: John Seigenthaler) The visit by U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to Sri Lanka shown. The donation by NBC's parent company General Electric of a water purification system for Banda Aceh noted.
(Sammanturai, Sri Lanka: Ned Colt) The arrival of international aid to Sri Lanka featured; scenes shown from the fishing community of Sammanturai of people in line for food & water & digging in the rubble of destroyed homes. [Aid donor A.M.M. NAOSHAADH- says we take help to them.]
(Galle, Sri Lanka: John Seigenthaler) The number of foreign tourists missing in the tsunami region noted.
(Yan Yaaw, Thailand: Charles Sabine) The fate of missing tourists in Thailand featured; scenes shown from Yan Yaaw. [US ambassador to Thailand Ralph BOYCE, US consul Laura BIEDERACH, DOCTOR, MAN, American VOLUNTEER - comment on the situation.]
(Galle, Sri Lanka: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The difficulties in the process of trying to adopt orphans from Asia examined; details given of the suspension of international adoption in countries like Sri Lanka. [Offering to adopt, Sharon & Keith HARRIS, Holt International Children's Services Susan COX, Joint Council on International Children's Services Antonia EDWARDSON, adopting parent Stephanie STARVER- comment on the adoption situation.]