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Special Assignment (AIDS Education) #108204

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 24, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: George Strait) Debate over educating American school children about AIDS examined; details given, scenes shown. [STUDENTS - discuss issue.] [Dr. Mervyn SILVERMAN - cites relationship between halting AIDS and public education] (Temporary audio-video loss.) [United Families Fndn. spokesperson Robert BARTLESON - opposes such education] [Eagle Forum spokesperson Phyllis SCHLAFLY - criticizes recommendations of Surgeon General C. Everett Koop.] [Local school system spokesperson Jean HUNTER - cites reality of situation.] Scenes from "The AIDS Movie" shown courtesy Durrin Films Incorporated [STUDENTS - discuss issue, adults' fears of such discussions.] [KOOP - suggests beginning education in 5th grade.] [STUDENTS - comment.]

Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George

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