The feelgood story of the day concerned Toby Dawson, Olympic freestyle skiing bronze medalist, who had been separated from his parents in South Korea as a toddler and adopted in California. When he won his medal his traumatic childhood was publicized: "His mother lost him in a market when he was three years old," recounted NBC's John Larson. Finally DNA tests have identified his biological father and the pair was reunited in Seoul. NBC, appropriately, chose the closing slot of the newscast for Larson's human interest tale. ABC, oddly, decided that David Muir's (subscription required) take on the story belonged in the hard-news portion of the newscast at number three in its rundown. Muir quoted Dawson recognizing his own facial features in his father: "I can see where these sideburns have come from!"
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