SHOTLIST:

AP Television - Clients Only

New York, New York 4 July 2013

1. Wide of Boy Scouts leaving ferry and walking on to Liberty Island

2. Low shot of people walking up to statue

3. SOUNDBITE: Dick Greiese, Scout Leader - Evansville, Indiana:

"It's tradition. Every year we come. We send runners to get in line to get the tickets and make sure we're on the first boat to get over here. We've been doing it for fifty years."

4. Visitors coming off landing pier at statue

5. SOUNDBITE: Rick Perkins, First Time to New York City:

"Well, it's the first time we've been to New York City and thought it would be really nice to be here on July 4th."

6. Wide view of statue in clouds

STORYLINE:

The Statue of Liberty finally reopened on the Fourth of July months after Superstorm Sandy swamped its little island in New York Harbor as Americans across the country marked the holiday with fireworks and barbecues.

A large crowd gathered for the holiday and ribbon-cutting ceremony at Liberty Island with federal officials and New York's mayor.

Lines stretched blocks long for the boat, which left from Battery Park in Manhattan.

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