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Illinois / Teenage Suicides #107955

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 13, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.

(Alsip, Illinois: Chris Bury) Suicides of teenagers Nancy Grannan and Karen Logan here, reminiscent of recent group suicide of New Jersey teens, examined; details given, scenes shown. [Laura DAVIS - recalls closeness of sister- in-law Logan and Grannan.] Girls' backgrounds reviewed; photos shown. [DAVIS, RELATIVE - believe girls got idea from news reports on New Jersey suicides.] Rel. between publicity about suicide and suicide rate noted. [Suicide expert Robert YUFIT - cites vulnerability of some.] [RELATIVE - accuses media of irresponsibility.] [Youth Suicide National Center spokesperson Charlotte ROSS - cites educ. benefits of media.] Grannan's obsession with rock band Metallica noted. [Jim DAVIS - reads Metallica lyrics sister wrote down.]

(Studio: Tom Jarriel) "Nightline" announced.

Bury, Chris;
Jarriel, Tom

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