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Teenage Suicide #107939

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 12, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Threlkeld) Impact on Bergenfield, New Jersey, high school students of peers' group suicide recently and factors underlying phenomenon examined; details given, scenes shown. [STUDENTS - comment on friends' deaths.] Other communities' similar experience recalled. [Dr. Adam ROTH - explains suicide clusters among teens.] Omaha, Nebraska, high school cited as example; details given. [Omaha RESIDENTS - attack media's portrayal of their town.] [Dr. Mark ROSENBERG - cites dilemma in using media to education public without glamorizing event.] [STUDENTS describe changes at Omaha high school since suicides last year] [ROSENBERG - comments.] [STUDENT - notes victims' legacy.]

Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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