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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.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Sites, Kevin;
Colt, Ned;
Sabine, Charles;
Ellis, Rehema

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