Newsworks Tonight Full Show, Aug. 6, 2012


    Tom MacDonald reports as Msgr. William Lynn appeals his conviction on child endangerment charges, he’s getting less and less help from the Philadelphia Archdiocese.  Maiken Scott asks the experts whether we’re actually getting more lightning storms this summer, or whether it just seems that way.  Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts celebrates the successful landing of the Mars Rover Curiosity.  Susan Phillips tracks the potential environmental hazards of Pennsylvania’s proposed energy facilities that will also make chemicals used in plastic.  And Kevin McCorry talks to a man whose beard, in a roundabout way, helped pay for his cancer treatment.

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