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Cheerleaders #100317

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 01, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Edie Magnus) Injuries sustained by football cheerleaders examined; details given, scenes shown. [Cheerleader Tanya LAWRENCE - considers self an athlete.] North Dakota State Univ. cheerleader Janice Thompson's death in October during stunt reviewed; photos shown. Possible severity of injury sustained by cheerleader Dale Baldwin recently noted. [BALDWIN - defs. activity.] [International Cheerleading Fndn. spokesperson Randy NEIL - cites risks linked to untrained cheerleaders acting without supervise] [Former cheerleader Robin DAVIDSON - agrees.] Contd. problems faced by Davidson as result of her injury described. [DAVIDSON - thinks cheerleaders disregard safety now.] [NEIL - explains need for national recognition of cheerleading as formal sport.] Concern over high school cheerleaders imitating collegiate peers considered. [Eva LUCAS - accepts restrictions on them.]

Jennings, Peter;
Magnus, Edie

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