Nightly News | August 03, 2011
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: And a modern day Hollywood classic is in the news. There it is. If you saw " The Shawshank Redemption ," you remember the tree. If you haven't seen the movie, we won't give anything away here, but it is a critical part of the story. Sadly, the real tree , in a state park in Mansfield , Ohio , has been badly damaged in a severe storm. It is 175 years old, and it may not make it. The old oak tree , it turns out, was full of decay in the middle, suffered a bad split in high winds.