Nightly News   |  January 26, 2012

Thousands turn out to honor Joe Paterno

Penn State paid tribute to the legendary football coach at a public memorial attended by nearly 12,000 people. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> 12,000 people jammed penn state university 's basketball arena to say a final good-bye today to former football coach joe paterno . like a penn state football game, there were long lines to get in and tickets had quickly sold out. like a penn state game, some folks actually tailgated outside. the crowd rose to its feet for paterno's widow sue and son jay who paid tribute