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ABC Evening News for
Wednesday, Oct 17, 1984

Headline: Corporal Punishment

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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Senator hearings on corporal punishment in public schools and possible effect on child abuse examined. [Shelly GASPERSOHN - describes beating by high school assistant principal.] Injuries sustained by Gaspersohn from event detailed. [Marlene GASPERSOHN - recalls experience.] Related statistics outlined. [Temple Univ. spokesperson Irwin HYMAN - lists methods used by school officials in punishing students.] [Elementary school principal Paul ARMSTRONG - defs. corporal punishment.] Major cities currently banning corporal punishment in public schools listed; Senator Arlen Specter's desire to establish federal protection if local jurisdictions don't control situation mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Greenwood

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Program Time:05:44:40 pm - 05:46:40 pm. Duration: 02:00
Reporters:Greenwood, Bill; Jennings, Peter
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Broadcast Type:Evening News Segment Type: News Content
Record Number:87308