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Virginia Tech / Massacre / Cho #865037

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 18, 2007
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The multi-media manifesto compiled and sent to NBC by Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui during the 2-hour span between shootings described; scenes shown of the envelope.

(Studio: Pete Williams) The contents of Cho’s package examined; video excerpts and photos shown. The delivery of the package to NBC and the uncertainty about when Cho recorded his videos discussed.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with former FBI profiler Clint Van Zandt† about what can be learned about Cho. [From Blacksburg, Virginia, VAN ZANDT – comments on Cho’s planning; says this is his ultimate victory by reaching out from the grave and making us listen; comments on narcissistic injury and what triggered Cho’s snap.]

(Blacksburg: Lisa Myers) Warning signs that Cho was a troubled young man outlined; details given of complaints about his behavior and his stay at a behavioral health facility. [Virginia Tech police Chief Wendell FLINCHUM†- recounts police contact with Cho since 2005.] [Professor Lucinda ROY†- says he was one of the most disturbed students she’s ever seen.] [Cook Counseling Center Dr. Chris FLYNN†- says people would have acted had there been signs of violent activity.] [NBC News security expert Michael SHEEHAN†- states the university should have been more pro-active.] The initial focus on the wrong suspect, Karl Thornhill†, the boyfriend of the first victim, Emily Hilscher, noted.

Williams, Brian;
Williams, Pete;
Myers, Lisa

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