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Joplin, Missouri / Tornado / A Video (Part I) / Governor Interview #994341

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 26, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Longer video of the aftermath of the tornado in Joplin, Missouri, with audio of the couple {Aaron Cox and Brooke McKenzie} shooting it shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The start of changes in the disaster response in Missouri and problems with identifying the dead in the morgue reviewed. [Last night, father of Lantz Hare, Mike HARE†- says he keeps calling his son's phone.] Word that Lantz and young Skyular Logsdon are dead noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Joplin: Gary Tuchman) What we know about people's access to go to the morgue to identify relatives and how it is a "secret" morgue discussed; photos shown of Skyular. CNN's efforts to find the morgue shown with an exchange with officials. [With Eliot Spitzer, voice of Newton County coroner Mark BRIDGES†- comments on the identification process and allowing some people to view bodies if we can make a positive ID.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Governor Jay Nixon about the handling of victims in Joplin. [NIXON - talks about the list of missing, how the list will be whittled down as we move forward, the problems of body parts from the storm, how we are accelerating the process of identification.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The status of some missing people updated: Linda Sweeten, Robert Bateson, Patricia Dawson, Will Norton.

Cooper, Anderson;
Tuchman, Gary

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